Admissions Requirements

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

*Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration. After this date applications will be reviewed until the program is full.

State of Virginia Licensure Applicants
This program is offered to anyone who would like to earn Mathematics Specialist K-8 (M.A.Ed. , Ed.S. 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).
  • Three years of successful teaching experience in grades K-8.
  • At least 6 hours of undergraduate or graduate methematics coursework.
  • Three letters of reference.
  • A letter of support from your principal (please use this form).
  • Applicants may also be asked to complete an Interview with faculty members.
  • 2-3 page essay describing why you want to be a K-8 mathematics specialist.

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 Specialist  (M.A.Ed., Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction).

Letters of Recommendation

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

Letter of Interest and Curriculum Vitae

Write a 2-3 page essay in which you discuss why you want to be a mathematics specialist . Also, please submit your Curriculum Vitae/Resume.

A Letter of Support from Your Principal

Include letter of support from your principal with Graduate School online application (Please use this form).

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. Graduate tuitions and fees are listed at http://www.bursar.vt.edu.

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

*Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration. After this date applications will be reviewed until the program is full.

State of Virginia Licensure Applicants

This program is offered to anyone who would like to earn Mathematics Specialist K-8 (M.A.Ed. , Ed.S. 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.

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