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  1. Completed application to the graduate teacher education program with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.00 (waived for Lancaster, PA site)
  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.
  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, a 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 certificate and concentration, or the Restorative Justice in Education certificate and concentration are exempt from the teaching license requirement.
  6. Evidence of one year of licensed teaching in a public or private school setting (preferred) or evidence of one year of successful work with youth in a public or private school setting pursuant to employment with a non-school entity (e.g., a non-profit organization).
    1. Applicants applying for the TESL emphasis with K-12 initial licensure in VA are exempt from the teaching experience requirement. 
    2. Applicants who seek admission without meeting this criteria must provide a written explanation of their relevant experience, rationale for seeking admission, and their relevant post-program goals for consideration by TEAC (this does not automatically satisfy requirement #6).
  7. Applicants seeking initial licensure in Virginia through EMU’s graduate teacher education program are required to pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy (VCLA) Assessment and meet the mathematics entry requirement prior to admission (see required licensure/endorsement exam score information).
  8. A personal interview with the director of the graduate teacher education program, or designee.
  9. Full time students (9 hours per semester) applying to EMU's main campus in Virginia must submit an EMU graduate student health evaluation

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  1. A completed application to the graduate teacher education program with a nonrefundable application fee of $50.00 (waived for Lancaster, PA site)
  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 of the graduate teacher education program or, in the case of a school cohort participant, recommendation of district administrator.
  4. Evidence of one year of licensed teaching in a public or private school setting (preferred), or evidence of one year of successful work with youth in a public or private school setting pursuant to employment with a non-school entity (e.g., a non-profit organization). Applicants who seek admission without meeting this criteria must provide a written explanation of their relevant experience, rationale for seeking admission, and their relevant post-program goals for consideration by the TEAC. (This does not automatically satisfy requirement #4.)

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