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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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).

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

GRE Scores
Program

Verbal

Quantitative

Writing

Master of Education - Curriculum and Instruction 153 144 N/A
Master of Education - Mind, Brain, & Education 153 144 N/A
Master of Education in Teaching 153 144 N/A

Applicants seeking admission to Curriculum and Instruction programs must submit 3 recommendation forms to the department. The required Recommendation Form is available for download here.

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

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

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.

Admissions Criteria - Curriculum & Instruction

Admissions criteria for prospective Curriculum and Instruction students are found in the UTA Graduate Catalog.

Department of Eductional Leadership and Policy Studies

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).

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

GRE Scores
Program

Verbal

Quantitative

Writing

Master of Education - Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (2 of 3 required) 153 144 3.5+

Applicants seeking admission to Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program must submit 3 recommendation forms to the department. 

The required Recommendation Form is available for download here.

Admissions Criteria - 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)

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

Office of Graduate Studies
UTA Box 19167
701 S Nedderman Dr
Davis Hall, Suite 333
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.