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Admission Information & Requirements

Applicants must submit the following:
  • completed application with $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • proof of having earned a bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA or 3.25 in the last 60 hours. 
  • an undergraduate transcript so that the adequacy of undergraduate general coursework needed for licensure requirements can be determined
  • two letters of recommendation
  • passing scores, as set by the Virginia Department of Education, for
    • Praxis Core Math (test code 5732), passing score of 150 or higher or SAT/ACT and
    • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA): combined subtest scores in reading and writing of 470
In addition, the applicant must interview with a faculty advisor in Education.

Professional Development School Applicants

In addition to the above requirements, PDS applicants must

  • first apply to the M.Ed program and indicate on the Graduate Application his/her intention to apply for the PDS program
  • submit an additional application to the PDS program (The Office of Graduate Admissions will provide the application)
  • submit an essay
  • provide transcripts that reflect a minimum 3.0 GPA
Please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for further information on admissions-related matters.

Reston Cohort program applicants should contact Graduate Admissions to learn about application deadlines.