Special Education Admissions Requirements

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

Application Deadlines:

Applications must be complete by the following 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.

Spring 2022 enrollment: November 1, 2021
Summer 2022 enrollment: March 1, 2022
Fall 2022 enrollment: April 1, 2022 (Priority deadline) or August 1, 2022

Application Requirements:

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

  • Graduate Application
  • Professional résumé
  • Proof of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA or 3.25 in the last 60 hours or 3.0 in their endorsement area
  • Two recommendations that speak directly to the applicant’s academic and interpersonal skills
  • Submit all undergraduate transcripts that the adequacy of undergraduate general education coursework needed for 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.

Additional Requirements for International Students:

For university coursework completed outside the U.S., an official course-by-course evaluation of your transcript 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 more information about International Admissions Guidelines, please click here.

Admissions Contact Information:

Office of Graduate Admissions

(703) 284-5901
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