Admission Standards

Though the Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning is part of the RODP program, admission is required through a "Home Campus" after completion of a Student Profile. For ETSU, please see Graduate Studies for application and admission information. Students must be admitted to a graduate school at a TBR campus prior to entering this program.


Students seeking admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction must first meet general requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, the following specific admission criteria apply:

1. A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all work completed is eligible for admission.

2. A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be granted admission by either of the following two (2) procedures:

     1. Obtaining a minimum of 2400 points based on the following formula:

          1.the sum of the GRE aptitude scores (V+Q+AW);

          2.GPA x 500; and

          3.The sum of numbers (1) and (2).

          4.Scores on the GRE-AW will be substituted for the Analytical (A)
          scores using a scaled transfer.

     2. Participating in an interview with the appropriate admission
     committee. The candidate will be responsible for providing the
     admission committee with information for consideration in admission
     decisions. Factors to be considered include teaching experience; scores
     on standardized tests; GPA during the entire undergraduate experience,
     during the last two (2) years of undergraduate school, and in the major;
     performance in graduate courses taken; recommendations of
     supervisors and colleagues; quality of undergraduate school(s) attended; oral
     communication skills; and skill in writing, which will be determined
     in part by the candidate’s extemporaneous writing during the interview.


Program Requirements