- Application materials required:
- Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee
- Statement of Purpose or Teaching Philosophy (please see below)
- Official Transcripts (all prior institutions)
- Official Recommendations (3)
- GRE Score (please see below)
- PRAXIS Score (please see below)
- TOEFL/ IELTS (please see below)
- Academic Writing Sample
Applicants to the Advocacy and Policy concentration must submit a 500-word Academic Statement of Purpose addressing in detail their intellectual interests and proposed topic(s) of graduate study.
Applicants to the Learning and Teaching concentration must submit a 500-word Teaching Philosophy statement.
In addition, students applying to the Learning and Teaching concentration must identify the desired certification area and satisfy prior coursework requirements in the applicant’s target certification area. This is typically demonstrated through either a major, minor or substantive coursework. Generally accepted majors, minors, and coursework for the MAET program certification areas (ESL and Secondary Science) include:
For ESL: English, linguistics, any foreign language, psychology, sociology, etc.
For Secondary Science certification, coursework includes general science, chemistry, biology and physics: chemistry, biology, physics, neuroscience, cognitive science, science, engineering, pre-medicine, etc.
Official hard copy transcripts should be mailed to the following address:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Attn: Credentials – (Educ Transform)
3520 Prospect Street, N.W., CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004
GRE – GRADUATE RECORD EXAM
Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for all applicants to the Advocacy and Policy concentration. There is no minimum required score on the GRE. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE scores. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at: http://www.gre.org/ttindex.html
Results of the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (Combined Test: Reading, Writing and Math), and the PRAXIS Content Knowledge Exam within the certification area the student is seeking are required for the Learning and Teaching concentration. (https://www.ets.org/praxis/).
For admission to the Learning and Teaching concentration, students must earn at least the minimum score required for licensure by the Office of State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, DC. (See https://www.ets.org/praxis/dc/requirements/ for more details).
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: TOEFL / IELTS
All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor’s or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English).
All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores.
TOEFL: A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (iBT test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL information: http://www.ets.org/toefl/
IELTS: A minimum score of 7.0 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: http://www.ielts.org