Admission Requirements & Deadlines

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university**
  • An overall minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 based on the last 60 units of total undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study
  • Maryland teaching certification, eligibility for teacher certification, or permission of the program director.
  • Official transcripts for undergraduate and graduate course work
  • A 400-600 word Statement of Purpose Essay describing the student's professional goals for advanced graduate study and proposed individualized area of focus
  • Current résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation that describe the candidate's professional experience and academic work (Email addresses of recommenders must be entered on application)
  • Completed Graduate Application

NOTE: Applicants certified in another area (e.g., elementary education) but not certified as a secondary teacher should be aware that completion of the master’s degree is not accompanied by automatic state certification in grades 6-12.

**See Exceptions to Policy in Graduate Admissions

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