Admissions Requirements

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

Application Deadlines
Spring: November 15
Summer I & II: March 15*
Fall:  April 15*
*To be eligible for SOE scholarships, apply before February 1.

Admissions Requirements

General Requirement

  • Prospective students should apply to the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.
  • A 3.00 GPA for regular admission status or 2.75 GPA for provisional status is required (last 60 hours of coursework).
  • Two letters of reference that address your academic ability and teaching potential are required.
  • Students should also submit a Science Content Preparation Checklist for your subject area.. This content check worksheet should be submitted by potential students with the other application materials. It is used for analysis of coursework for licensure and can be used by potential applicants to check on the completion of all requirements.
  • Passing scores on the Praxis Core (general skills) test or approved substitute assessment prior to admission. Students must pass Praxis II test in their specific science content area(s) and the Virginia Communication and Literacy (VCLA) prior to student teaching in the spring.  The required Praxis II Content Knowledge test will depend on the endorsement sought and the test codes are as follows (paper/computer-based); Chemistry (0245/5245).

Accelerated Bachelor-Master

Virginia Tech students may be considered for dual status admission during the last semester of undergraduate coursework (3.0 GPA required) or in the Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Program during their last 12 months of undergraduate coursework (3.3 GPA or above required). Students beginning the graduate program in the spring semester as dual status or regular status will normally complete the program in a fifth year following graduation from undergraduate programs. If space permits, students may be admitted in the summer for a 15-month program or in the fall for a two-year program. Application deadline is October 15 for spring admission and February 15 for summer or fall admissions. For application inquiries, please contact:

Learn More about accelerated B.A.-M.A.

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 Chemistry Licensure Program (6-12) in Science Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructions)

Licensure Testing Requirements

  • Passing scores on the Praxis Core (general skills) test or approved substitute assessment prior to admission.
  • Students must pass Praxis II test in their specific science content area(s) and the Virginia Communication and Literacy (VCLA) prior to student teaching in the spring.  The required Praxis II Content Knowledge test will depend on the endorsement sought and the test codes are as follows (paper/computer-based); Chemistry (0245/5245).

Please use this link to learn more about the required tests.

Chemistry Licensure Program (6-12) in Science Education Content Area Requirements

This content check worksheet should be submitted by potential students with the other application materials. It is used for analysis of coursework for licensure and can be use by potential applicants to check on the completion of all requirements.

Licensure Content Area Requirements

Endorsement Content Area Requirements (Optional)

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are required for Chemistry Licensure Program (6-12) in Science Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instructions)

Essay

Write a 2-3 page essay in which you discuss why you want to be a science teacher. Consider any experiences you have had working with young people and characteristics that you possess which would make you a good teacher.

Applying as an International Student

This program is offered to State of Virginia Licensure applicants only. Other applicants including international students should apply for Science Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction).

Supplemental Information and Admissions Checklist

Please include supplemental information and admissions checklist with Graduate School online application.

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

Graduate Assistantships for 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?

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

Application Deadlines

Spring: November 15

Summer I & II: March 15*

Fall:  April 15*

*To be eligible for SOE scholarships, apply before February 1.

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 Chemistry Licensure Program (6-12)  in Science Education (M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction) program, select "Education, Curriculum and Instruction " as your major. You will be able to select "Science" later in the online form. Choose degree option “M.A.Ed.” from the list and then select “Blacksburg or Virtual” for campus.

To request further information about the program or the application process, please contact program admission support.

Nancy Nolen
Program Admission Support
105 War Memorial Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5348
nanolen@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