Admissions Requirements

Admission Deadlines

We accept applications for Fall, Spring and Summer admissions. The deadlines are as follows.

 

Fall

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Priority
Application
Submission

March 1st

October 1st

April 1st

May 1st

Final Logo
Application
Submission

August 15th

January 1st

May 15th

June 15th

Admission applications are completed online through UNC Charlotte’s Graduate School at the Graduate School's Online Application.  Admission requirements published are in compliance with Graduate Council Policies.

M.Ed. Admissions Requirements

The admission process is competitive and determined by the following, application components:

  1. Applicants are required to have a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. Degree from an accredited college or university.
  2. Official transcripts
  3. GRE or MAT required. However, GRE/MAT requirements will be waived for students who have either completed the IST grad cert or at least completed 4 IST courses with a 3.5 GPA and are applying to the IST M.Ed. program.
  4. Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are able to judge the quality of the applicant as a future student in this program
  5. Statement of Purpose of no more than 750 words in 12-point font and double-spaced, written definitively, coherently, and incorporating thoughtful expression in response to:
    1. How will this program help you to achieve your professional goals?
    2. What skills and knowledge do you hope to acquire and develop as a result of this program?
    3. Characterize what you would contribute to the collective learning experiences of your fellow students.
    4. Develop your narrative so that it clearly responds to the prompts and provides the reader with definitive, coherent, and thoughtful expression.
  6. Additional items required for those using this program to satisfy the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) Instructional Technology Specialists: Computers (10877). This requirement is only for those who wish to earn the 077 license. Those who wish to work in other instructional technology settings (higher education, corporate, military, government) do not have to fulfill this requirement.
    • A valid appropriate North Carolina teaching license A or G level (or equivalent from another state). In the online admission application, there is a field in which to specify the type of teaching license. Rather than uploading a copy of the teaching license into the application system, scan the license and email a copy to the Program Director
    • A minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching experience.

 

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

The admission process is competitive and determined by the following, application components:

  1. B.A. or B.S. degree in an appropriate field of study from a regionally accredited institution
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Three letters of recommendation from professionals who are able to judge the quality of the applicant as a future student in this program
  4. Statement of Purpose of no more than 750 words in 12-point font and double-spaced, written definitively, coherently, and incorporating thoughtful expression in response to:
    • How will this program help you to achieve your professional goals?
    • What skills and knowledge do you hope to acquire and develop as a result of this program?
    • Characterize what you would contribute to the collective learning experiences of your fellow students.
    • Develop your narrative so that it clearly responds to the prompts and provides the reader with definitive, coherent, and thoughtful expression.
  5. For those seeking the 079 endorsement the following additional documents are required:
    • A valid North Carolina teachers license
    • A minimum of 2 to 3 years teaching or other professional experience