Application Requirements

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following:

  • Online application

  • A current resume or curriculum vitae (C.V.)

  • A personal essay. Please address the following prompts.

    • Describe the personal attributes and characteristics that you believe will allow you to work effectively with students, their families, and communities.

    • Describe past experiences that have led you to a teaching career (include personal and academic challenges and/or successes).

  • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)

  • Standardized test scores. The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is highly recommended, GRE, or any graduate equivalency exam.

    • This requirement may be waived if you are a certified teacher or school administrator and have already completed a graduate program.

  • $70 application fee

  • TranscriptsWhen you apply, you must provide an unofficial transcript from the undergraduate institution where you earned your bachelor’s degree. You must also submit unofficial transcripts for any additional college or university level courses you have completed. Your transcripts should demonstrate a strong academic record, typically an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and a graduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, if applicable.

    Transcripts can be sent electronically to appsvcs@gseonline.fordham.edu or by mail to the following address:

    Application Processing Services
    Fordham GSE Online Admissions
    7900 Harkins Road
    Suite 501
    Lanham, MD 20706

    If you are accepted into the program, you will need to submit final official transcripts for all college or university level coursework prior to registering for classes. 

    Should you be admitted, the registration process will quickly follow, so we encourage you to request official transcripts as soon as possible.

For International Applicants

  • We accept WES evaluations or any NACES transcript evaluating service.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System scores are required for international applicants. This requirement will be waived if:

    • the applicant’s native language is English;

    • the applicant completed his or her undergraduate or graduate degree in the U.S.; or the applicant completed the degree outside of the U.S., but English was the primary language of instruction.

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