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.
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.
What You'll Need
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
Official GRE is not required for English Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction ).
Letters of Recommendation
Contact Information for three references: This information is submitted via the Graduate School Application (online) for English Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction). You can include references/recommedations email addresses in your online application, or have them send paper copies directly to department.
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?
Attach your Curriculum Vitae/Resume
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.
How much is tuition?
Tuition varies based on in-state or out-of-state status and whether or not you are a teacher. Graduate tuitions and fees are listed at http://www.bursar.vt.edu.
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For questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the Bursar's Office at email@example.com.
Completed forms for the K-12 Employee Reduced Tuition should be mailed or faxed to Graduate School at the following address:
Graduate Life Center
Virginia Tech (0325)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Graduate Assistantships are not available for the MA program.
What about financial aid?
There is a discount for in-state K-12 teachers; 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.
Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, though check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee.
Please include admissions checklist with Graduate School online application.
Spring: October 15 (Target deadline. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and students are admitted after Oct 15 when space is available)
Summer I: May 1
Summer II: June 1
*Fall: August 1
Spring: October 15
Summer I: January 1
Summer II: February 1
*Fall: April 1
You will be notified by the Graduate School about the action taken on your application for admission.
To apply to the Virginia Tech English Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) program, select "Education, Curriculum and Instructions " as your major. You will be able to select "English" later in the online form. Choose degree option “M.A.Ed.” from the list.