Integrative STEM Education Ed.S. Admissions Information
Ed.S. in CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION, specialization in INTEGRATIVE STEM EDUCATION
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with an earned GPA of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Three letters of recommendation, your current resume, and two writing samples
- Once your graduate school application is accepted, the program leader will contact you for a faculty interview (either face-to-face or online)
- TOEFL / IELTS (For all non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents). Learn more about testing requirements.
GRE Scores are NOT required for application to this program.
|Starting Semester||Domestic M.A.Ed. Applicants||International M.A.Ed. Applicants|
|Summer||May 1||January 1|
|Fall||August 1 *||April 1 *|
|Spring||January 1||September 1|
*Deadline for early decision admission with full funding consideration for Fall: March 1
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Please provide a scanned copy of your college transcripts with your online application. Please arrange for an official copy to be sent to us after you receive an offer of admission.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required for the program. You can include references/recommendations email addresses in your online application, or have them send paper copies directly to the Graduate School. We strongly recommend that at least one of these letters of reference be from a person in academic position.
Graduate School Testing Requirements
GRE is not required for the Integrative STEM Education program (Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction).
Two writing samples are needed after acceptance to the program.
Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Please provide a current CV or Resume as part of your application to this program.
Interview with members of program faculty
Once your graduate school application is accepted, the program leader will contact you for a faculty interview (face-to-face or through internet/phone).
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.
TOEFL scores are required of all international students whose first language is not English, except those applicants who have graduated from an accredited university where English is the language of instruction. TOEFL scores are not required of US permanent residents and US naturalized citizens. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is also accepted; a 6.5 minimum score is required. International applicants should consult the Graduate School web page for more information about the TOEFL and or other application requirements.
See this page if you qualify for an English language proficiency test waiver.
Please note: Prospective residential on-campus international students might be required to submit immigration documents and other additional materials with their application. Please consult with Graduate Student Immigration Services.
Additional Information / Supporting Material
Applicants are welcome to submit any additional information with application material that would be useful in the evaluation of your application.
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.
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.
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. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.
Admission to the program is determined by an admission committee composed of program faculty. You will be notified by the Graduate School about the action taken on your application for admission.
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.
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 0325)
155 Otey Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
Virginia Tech School of Education
Office of Academic Programs
1750 Kraft Drive (0302)
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061