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Admissions Requirements

M.A.T. Candidates:

Candidates for the Master of Arts in Teaching should submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • Graduate Application for Admission. The application fee is $35 (the application fee is non-refundable)
  • Personal statement focusing on your motivation for entering the program
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 in pre-requisite education course-work
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.00 grading system in major or field of interest (probationary acceptance considered on a case by case basis)
  • Results of professional teachers' examinations prescribed by the Virginia Department of Education (PRAXIS I or SAT scores)
  • Two recommendations
  • Interview with the Director of the Education Program
  • Upon admittance, a $300 deposit is required to enroll in the program.

Students who hold a bachelor's degree from another institution may participate in the M.A.T. program. Contact the Admissions Office for details and an evaluation of undergraduate transcripts for licensure. Additional coursework may be required for general licensure outside of the endorsement areas in curriculum and instruction or special education.

Current Randolph College students are not required to submit the application fee or interview with the Director of the Education Program if they are already accepted into the Randolph College Education Program. They must complete a graduate studies application in their senior year and submit letters of recommendation attesting to their graduate-level ability.

M.Ed. Candidates:

Candidates for the Master of Education should submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • Graduate Application for Admission. The application fee is $35 (the application fee is non-refundable)
  • Personal statement focusing on your rationale for entering the program
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate or graduate institutions attended
  • Two recommendations
  • Proof of teaching experience (valid teaching license at the time of enrollment)
  • Interview with the Director of the Education Program
  • Upon admittance, a $300 deposit is required to enroll in the program.

Application Process/Checklist:

  • Complete the Application for Admission form and submit it to the Admissions Office via our web site.
  • Download a Graduate Admission Application PDF form and mail it to us (the address is on the form).
  • Have an application mailed to you by calling us at 800-745-7692 and asking for the Admissions Office or at our direct number, 434-947-8100.
  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of $50 (U.S.) in the form of a check or money order made payable to Randolph College. $35 to apply online. Your application cannot be processed without this fee.
  • Submit a written statement of your educational philosophy of at least 500 words. This statement may be mailed separately or may be submitted on-line.
  • Submit all appropriate test scores for your degree option as directed under the Admissions Requirements.
  • Complete the top portion of the two Recommendation for Admission Forms and distribute the forms and postage-paid envelopes to appropriate individuals with a request that they return the forms to Randolph College by the due date.
  • Complete the top portion of the Transcript Forms and send them with postage-paid envelopes to the Registrar offices of any colleges or universities that you have attended to request official transcripts be sent to Randolph College.
  • Contact the Admissions Office and make appointments to meet with the Dean of Admissions and Student Financial Services and the Director of the Education Program.

Important Dates:

Application deadline for M.A.T. and M.Ed. – summer session: May 1
Application deadline for M.A.T. and M.Ed. – fall session: July 1