Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the (M.Ed.) graduate program are required to submit the following to the Graduate School:

  1. An application for graduate admission
  2. Official copies of transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  3. Three recommendations by individuals in relevant professional fields (employers, professors, supervisors)
  4. A 2-3 page typed letter of application which includes a description of the applicant's professional goals, educational interests in pursuing graduate study, and philosophy of teaching.

The criteria for graduate admissions decisions include:

  1. A grade average of "B" in the undergraduate major
  2. Satisfactory letters of recommendation from appropriate references
  3. Satisfactory writing skills indicated by the letter of application

Photo of L&L students and facultyAdmission decisions are based upon several factors and, where other indictors of success warrant, individuals who fall below the established criteria in one of the areas may be considered for admission.

In addition to the general requirements, applicants to the language and literacy education specialization are required to hold, or be qualified to hold, North Carolina Class "A" elementary, middle grades, special education or secondary teacher education licensure.

Students Seeking Admission for Licensure Only

Students who seek professional improvement or licensure renewal but do not intend to pursue a degree may register for graduate courses through procedures established for non-degree students. Apply to the Graduate School to be admitted as a non-degree student.