Admission Criteria

Students seeking admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction must first meet general admission requirements of the Graduate School. 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. The candidate
     must also submit three letters of recommendation.

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
     procedures:

  • Obtain a minimum of 2,400 points based on the following formula:
  • The sum of the GRE aptitude scores (V+Q+A);
  • GPA x 500; and

* The total of (i) and (ii). Scores on the GRE Analytical Writing section (AW) will be substituted for the old Analytical (A) scores using a scaled transfer.

3.  Participate 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 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 process.




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