Education M.Ed. Admissions Requirements

In making decisions for admission, Marymount University takes a holistic approach to application review.

Priority Application Deadlines:

Applications must be complete by the following deadlines to assure an admissions decision by the start of the term. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered on a time and space-available basis.

Fall enrollment – April 1 (Priority deadline) or August 1

  • Administration and Supervision program

Spring enrollment: November 1
Summer enrollment: March 1
Fall enrollment: April 1 (Priority deadline) or August 1

The following programs share the deadlines list above:

  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education
  • M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction
  • Non-licensure and certificates

Application Requirements:

In addition to the university wide graduate admissions requirements, applicants to the M.Ed. program must submit:

  • Graduate Application
  • Resume
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA or 3.25 in the last 60 hours or 3.0 in selected endorsement area
  • Two recommendations that speak directly to the applicant’s academic and interpersonal skills*
  • All undergraduate transcripts so that the adequacy of undergraduate general education coursework needed for Virginia licensure requirements can be determined; and
  • Passing scores for the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and math competency as determined by the licensure program academic advisor**. Common math competencies include SAT/ACT/GRE scores, Praxis math scores, and college-level math classes. If you have questions on any of the competency requirements, please reach out to an education faculty member.

The Marymount University School of Education requires a passing VCLA writing score or an in-house writing sample.

*For Administration and Supervision M.Ed. applicants, please see program-specific admissions page for additional requirements
**Applicants for Administration and Supervision M.Ed., certificates, and the non-licensure Curriculum and Instruction M.Ed. programs are not required to take the Praxis or VCLA examinations.

Additional Requirements for International Students:

For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of transcripts is required from an evaluation agency with NACES membership such as World Education Services, Inc. or Educational Credentials Evaluators.

Students for whom English is a second language must submit a recent official score from the TOEFL of 96, IELTS of 6.5, or PTE Academic exam of 58, or documentation of program completion at one of Marymount University’s language partners.

For complete information about International Admissions Guidelines and language partner programs, please click here.