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Completed applications for admission into the graduate program are reviewed regularly throughout the year.

The Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC) makes admissions decisions and annually reviews admissions policies. A completed application includes the following:

  1. Completed application to the Graduate Teacher Education program with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.00. emu.edu/graduate-and-professional-programs/apply
  2. Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  3. Two academic recommendations on EMU provided forms from: (a) a building level administrator/supervisor and (b) someone qualified to speak to the applicant’s academic ability and potential. http://www.emu.edu/maed/forms/
  4. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA (based on 4.0). If this condition is not met, graduate GPA of six or more credits will be considered.
  5. A valid teaching license, a copy of which must be submitted by the applicant for the graduate file. Applicants applying for the TESL concentration with PreK-12 initial licensure in VA; the Trauma and Resilience in Educational Environments concentration; or the Restorative Justice in Education certificate and concentration are exempt from the teaching license requirement.
  6. Evidence of one year of successful, licensed teaching in a public or private school setting, or evidence of one year of successful work with youth in a public or private school setting. Applicants applying for the TESL concentration with PreK-12 initial licensure in VA are exempt from the teaching experience requirement. Applicants who seek admission without meeting these criteria must provide a written explanation of their relevant experience and rational for seeking admission.
  7. Applicants seeking initial licensure in Virginia through EMU’s Graduate Teacher Education program are required to pass the VCLA and the basic skills assessment prior to admission. (See Required Licensure/Endorsement Exam Scores for equivalent basic skills assessment www.emu. edu/education/test-scores/.)
  8. A personal interview with the director or assistant director of the Graduate Teacher Education program, or designee.
  9. Full time students must submit an EMU graduate student Health Evaluation. www.emu.edu/studentlife/health/forms/

In addition to the requirements above, international applicants must submit the following information:

  1. Nationality and country of birth. A financial certificate demonstrating the student’s “ability to pay” is required in order for the program to issue a student visa application (I-20 form). International applicants currently residing in the U.S. must indicate status with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  2. For applicants whose native language is not English, one of three conditions may be used to satisfy English proficiency. (1) A score of 550 on the paper-based or 80 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). EMU’s institutional code is 5181; (2) A written recommendation from qualified personnel from EMU’s Intensive English Program; or (3) Evidence that the applicant studied and received a degree from a college or university where degree instruction was in English.

Applications for Graduate Certificates

  1. A completed application to the Graduate Teacher Education program with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.00.
  2. Official transcripts from the college or university attended for highest degree earned with evidence of degree conferred.
  3. A personal interview with the director or assistant director of the Graduate Teacher Education program or, in the case of a cohort participant, recommendation of district administrator.
  4. Evidence of one year of successful, licensed teaching in a public or private school setting, or evidence of one year of successful work with youth in a public or private school setting. Applicants who seek admission without meeting these criteria must provide a written explanation of their relevant experience and rational for seeking admission.
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