Admissions Requirements

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

Domestic and International Applicants
Spring:  October 15
Summer: February 15
Fall:  February 15
State of Virginia Licensure Applicants
This program is offered to anyone who would like to earn Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) only. If you are interested in State of Virginia Licensure, applicants should apply for Mathematics Education Licensure program that lists all the licensure/endorsement requirements.

Admissions Requirements

General Requirement

  • Bachelor's degree with 3.00 GPA for regular admission status or 2.75 GPA for provisional status is required (last 60 hours of coursework). Undergraduate majors in mathematics, mathematics education, or mathematics-related fields. For students who have not completed a basic core of undergraduate mathematics courses, a limited amount of undergraduate coursework may be completed during the graduate program.
  • Three letters of reference.

What You'll Need

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 Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction).

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation are required for Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction).

Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae

Write a 2-3 page essay in which you discuss why you want to further your study of mathematics education.  Also, please submit 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.

Financial Matters

How much is tuition?

Tuition varies based on in-state or out-of-state status and whether or not you are a teacher. Virtual Campus students do not have to pay activity fees, only a technology fee. Graduate tuitions and fees are listed at http://www.bursar.vt.edu. Our campus is considered Virtual.

For Virginia School Personnel, please scroll down to the bottom of page.

For questions regarding tuition and fees, please contact the Bursar's Office at bursar@vt.edu.

Completed forms for the K-12 Employee Reduced Tuition should be mailed or faxed to Graduate School at the following address:

Graduate School

Graduate Life Center

Virginia Tech (0325)

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Fax: 540-231-2039

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. Generally, distance learners may qualify for federal loans if they take 5 or more credit hours per semester.

Learn more about other available funding opportunities

Application Fees

Degree-seeking students must include a $75 fee with their application, though check to see if you qualify for a waiver or reduced fee.

Submission Deadlines

Domestic and International Applicants
Spring:  October 15
Summer: February 15
Fall:  February 15
State of Virginia Licensure Applicants
This program is offered to anyone who would like to earn Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) only. If you are interested in State of Virginia Licensure, applicants should apply for Mathematics Education Licensure program that lists all the licensure/endorsement requirements.

Additional Notes

  • You will be notified by the Graduate School about the action taken on your application for admission.
  • To apply to the Virginia Tech Mathematics Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction), select "Education, Curriculum and Instruction " as your major. You will be able to select "Mathematics Education" later in the online form. Choose degree option “M.A.Ed.” from the list and then select “Blacksburg” for campus.

To request further information about the program or the application process, please contact Program Leader.

Jay Wilkins
Program Leader
300C War Memorial Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-8326
wilkins@vt.edu

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

Virginia Tech Graduate Admissions
120 Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown
Mail Code 0325p 155 Otey Street NW
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061
To,
Office of Academic Programs 
School of Education
226 War Memorial Gymnasium (0313)
370 Drillfield Dr
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061