Program Requirements for Admission

Program Requirements for Admission

Note: In addition to the general prerequisites for admission to the Graduate School, the following is required by this degree program:


Requirements More Information
GPA Candidates must have achieved an overall junior/senior grade point average of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale. For candidates applying for admission who have completed credits beyond the baccalaureate degree, we will evaluate the last (approximately) 60 credits completed.
Supporting Materials
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A brief (200-300 words) personal statement
  • A valid Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate *
  • Test scores from one of the following
    • GRE, Miller Analogies Test, or Educator Certification Exams, such as PECT or Praxis

* Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate must be with an evidence of a course in the methods of teaching reading, such as EDUC 320 (Methods in Teaching Beginning Readers) or 321 (Methods in Teaching Intermediate and Advanced Readers) with a grade of C or better.

Application Deadline

This program has rolling admission, that is, no specific deadline. Note that it may take 4-6 weeks to receive transcripts and process an application.