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English Education Teacher Preparation Admissions Information

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  • To be eligible for regular admission status, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (last 60 hours of coursework) and a B.A. in English. Transcript reviews of applicants with English degrees from other colleges should provide evidence that the programs meet specific undergraduate content requirements; otherwise, candidates will need to take additional coursework as part of the licensure program.
  • Virginia Tech students should apply in the fall term of the senior year. If eligible, English majors may apply for dual status admission during the last semester of their undergraduate coursework.
  • Register for and pass the Praxis II test: English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038).
  • Praxis Core is NOT required.
  • Register for and pass the reading and writing sections of the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA).

Accelerated BA-MA

  • The Accelerated Master's Degree Program is for Virginia Tech undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies at Virginia Tech. Students must be accepted into the program prior to the beginning of the semester in which they would enroll in courses to be used in the accelerated program. Please review the links and video below to learn more about the accelerated masters program.
  • Learn More about accelerated B.A.-M.A.Ed.

GRE Scores are NOT required for application to this program.


Starting Semester:       Deadline    
Summer 1 April 1
Fall April 1
Spring November 1  

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Application Checklist

Official Transcripts
Include a scanned copy of your transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to both Graduate Admissions and School of Education after you receive an offer of admission.

Department Graduate Testing Requirements
GRE is not required for English Education Licensure Program (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructions) 

Licensure Testing Requirements

  • Register for and pass the Praxis II test: English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038).
  • Praxis Core is NOT required.
  • Register for and pass the reading and writing sections of the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA).

English Education undergraduate Content Check Sheet
This content check sheet should be submitted by potential students with the other application materials. It is used for analysis of coursework and can be use by potential applicants to check on the completion of all requirements.

Letters of Recommendation
Contact Information for three references: This information is submitted via the Graduate School Application (online) for English Education Licensure Program (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction). You can include references/recommendations email addresses in your online application, or have them send paper copies directly to department.

Please respond to one or more of the following questions below in a typed, double-spaced 2-3 page essay:

  • What characteristics and dispositions do you possess that you feel will make you a good teacher?
  • What made you want to become a teacher of the English language arts?  
  • What have you learned in past experiences when leading groups of adolescents?

Academic and Professional Goals
Applicants are asked to provide a 1 - 2 page, double-spaced personal statement which includes the following:

  • Why do you want to undertake graduate work?
  • Why do you qualify to pursue a graduate degree at Virginia Tech?
  • What do you expect to derive from your program of study?
  • If you have a concentration or area of interest in mind, briefly outline your interests in this area.
  • What do you expect to contribute as a student and subsequently as a member of the profession?
  • If you have not previously indicated in your application the names of faculty members you are interested in working with, please include that information in this statement.

Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Attach your Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Supplemental Information and Admissions Checklist
Please include supplemental information and admissions checklist with Graduate School online application.

Applying as an International Student
International students might be required to submit TOEFL scores, immigration documents, and other additional materials with their application. We require a minimum TOEFL score of 90 (IBT) or IELTS score of 6.5 for admission. Test scores should be sent to us using ETS institution code 5859.

Any Additional Information/Supporting Material
Applicants are welcome to submit any additional information with application material that would be useful in evaluation of your application.

Application Fees

Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application. If this poses a financial hardship, check with the Graduate School to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee. All application fees are non-refundable.


To apply to the graduate program, students must submit the Virginia Tech Graduate School online application. 

 Send official scores to Virginia Tech Graduate School, code 5859.

Include a scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application, then arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.

The official transcripts showing degree conferral should be sent directly from your institution(s) to Graduate Admissions and School of Education

Virginia Tech Graduate Admissions
120 Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown
Mail Code 0325p 155 Otey Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Office of Academic Programs
School of Education
402 Wallace Hall (0565)
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

Graduate Assistantships at Blacksburg Campus Only

A question on the application for graduate admission asks whether you want to be considered for a teaching assistantship. Check "yes". Please note that indicating that you wish to be considered for an assistantship does not mean that you will be offered one, only that you wish to be considered for one, if available.

What about financial aid?

In-state K-12 teachers are eligible for a 25% discount! Use this application form in order to receive the reduced costs. Otherwise, as with on-campus students, we refer you to the VT Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information on financial assistance. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.

Find out what loans are available as a graduate student and other opportunities.

School of Education Scholarships

The Graduate School sends an official offer of admission to applicants upon the recommendation of the department faculty.

Office of Academic Programs Application Support

Nancy Nolen
Enrollment Services Assistant
402 Wallace Hall (0565)

For Further Information, Contact the Program Leader

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Trevor T Stewart, Associate Professor and Program Leader

Dr. Trevor Stewart
Program Leader
1750 Kraft Drive, Room 2009 (0302) 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8335 |