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Graduate Advising

Graduate Admissions

Departments of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I) and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS)

Visit the Office of Graduate Studies website for upcoming application deadlines.

Certification Only Admission Requirements

Individuals applying to a non-degree seeking program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (or, a 3.3/3.5 or higher in graduate coursework if undergraduate GPA does not meet minimum).

All students seeking initial teacher certification through The University of Texas at Arlington College of Education are required to complete the Teacher Certification Application Essay after applying to the university. 

Candidates seeking initial teacher certification in the Mid-Level, Secondary, or All-Level grades must have completed 24 undergraduate hours in the content area. A completed Content Declaration form must be on file in the advising office before a student will be permitted to enroll in Education coursework. See the Teacher Certification page for more information.

Master's Degree Admission Requirements

Individuals applying to a Master's degree program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework (Graduate GPA may be used in lieu of undergraduate GPA if applicable.  See "Admission Decisions" for details).

All students seeking initial teacher certification through the UTA College of Education are required to complete the Teacher Certification Application Essay after applying to the university. 

GRE scores may be required. See below for minimum score requirements for each program.

Current GRE Scores (effective as of July 2011)
Program

Verbal

Quantitative

Writing

Master of Education in Teaching 153 144 N/A
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction 153 144 N/A
Master of Education - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (2 of 3 required) 153 144 3.5+
Master of Education - Mind, Brain, & Education 153 144 N/A
Previous GRE Scores (prior to July 2011)
Program

Verbal

Quantitative

Writing

Master of Education in Teaching 500 500 N/A
Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction 500 500 N/A
Master of Education - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (2 of 3 required) 500 500 3.5+
Master of Education - Mind, Brain, & Education 500 500 N/A

Applicants seeking admission to Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies programs must submit 3 recommendation forms to the department via e-mails (templates below).

Applicants seeking admission to the Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) master's degree program must also submit a 500 word statement of purpose to MBE@uta.edu.

Candidates seeking initial teacher certification in the Mid-Level, Secondary, or All-Level grades must have completed 24 undergraduate hours in the content area. A completed Content Declaration form must be on file in the advising office before a student will be permitted to enroll in Education coursework. See the Teacher Certification page for more information.

Admission Decisions - Curriculum & Instruction; Mind, Brain, & Education

Admissions criteria for prospective Curriculum and Instruction and Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) students are found in the UTA Graduate Catalog, located at this link.

The required Recommendation Form is available for download here.

Admission Decisions - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Admission information for Educational Leadersip and Policy Studies programs can be found on the departmental admissions page.

Submission of Application Materials

Submit application and pay application fee online:

Submit the following directly to the UTA Office of Graduate Studies (address below):

  • Official copies of transcripts from all previous colleges attended
  • GRE scores (Master's students only)
  • TOEFL scores (if native language is not English)

All Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies master's degree applicants submit letters of recommendation directly to the College of Education at coedadvising@uta.edu.

MBE applicants submit the letters of recommendation and the Statement of Purpose directly to MBE@uta.edu.

Teacher certification candidates only, submit the following directly to the COEd advising office (address below):

Submit application and pay application fee online:

Office of Graduate Studies UTA Box 19167 701 S Nedderman Dr Davis Hall, Suite 333 Arlington, TX 76019 College of Education UTA Box 19026 503 W 3rd St. 501 Carlisle Hall Arlington, TX 76019
All students, including those enrolled in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies master’s program, must meet qualifications specified in Texas Administrative Code §227.10 in order to participate in educator preparation programs. Per §227.10, the minimum overall grade point average is 2.5 or at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of coursework. Students who do not meet the grade point average requirement should consult with the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies graduate advisor to determine their eligibility.