Admission Requirements & Deadlines

  • Resume
  • Certification as a teacher or licensure as a school professional
  • A minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in a public or private school is recommended. Applicants with fewer than three years of successful teaching experience may be considered for admission on an individual basis.
  • The minimum undergraduate GPA required for admission is 3.00. Students who have a minimum GPA of 2.80 will be considered for admission.
  • Two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation must be from a school administrator.
  • One-page personal statement explaining why the applicant is interested in pursuing graduate study in this program and what he/she hopes to learn in order to become an effective educational leader.

Note: Students must complete a special education course (undergraduate or graduate) from a regionally-accredited college or university, either prior to or while completing courses in this program. This is a Maryland State Department of Education requirement for the Administrator I credential. **

Non-immigrant international students: See additional admission information in International Graduate Admissions.

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions.