Get Started in 4 Steps

 

 

Before You Apply/Pre-Admissions Steps

Check the admissions requirements in the University Catalog for your intended program. Teacher certification candidates should view those steps for detail.

STEP 1: View Admissions Requirements

Please note that applying to UTA is a multi-step process. After being admitted to UTA's graduate school, you will need to complete a program-specific application process. You will be informed by our academic team when/how to complete these steps. Some students, such as international applicants, may have additional requirements. Questions? Email education@uta.edu.

View Admissions Requirements

View the admissions requirements for your program in UTA's Official Catalog for the College of Education.

Official Catalog

Advanced Certification Steps

Pursuing an advanced certification as a reading specialist through our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction or principal certification through our M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies or Principal Certification Only program? View your next steps.

Advanced Certification Steps

Initial Teacher Certification Steps

Applicants interested in applying to any of the graduate-level, teacher certification programs (M.Ed. in Teaching with cerification, M.Ed .in Special Education with certification, or Initial Teacher Certification Only) should view the steps to become certified to teach in Texas.

Teacher Certification Steps

Optional: Submit GRE Scores

GRE test scores are waived for most College of Education students at this time. Students who opt to take the GRE, should send office test score reports directly from the testing agency. UTA's ETS institutional code is 6013. Individuals may be eligible to receive a 50 percent GRE Fee Reduction voucher for the general test and/or a subject test. Visit the GRE website to learn more about the GRE Fee Reduction Program.

Optional: Visit the GRE Website

Ph.D Application Steps

Our PDF application provides all the information you need to apply to our Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Submit all application materials and any questions about the program to ELPSadvising@uta.edu. Open the link below to get started. Ph.D. PDF Application

Upcoming Program Deadlines

Accelerated Online Program Deadlines*

*Deadlines for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (literacy studies, mathematics education, and science education), the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with principal certificate courses, and the Principal Certification Preparation Only program.

Apply by Dec. 2, 2022

Classes Start Jan. 17, 2023

Apply by Feb. 15, 2023

Classes Start March 20, 2023

Apply by April 14, 2023

Classes Start May 15, 2023

Priority Deadlines

Applying after the priority deadline? Admissions applications are welcome at any time. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. However, for priority consideration, apply by the priority deadline.

M.Ed., Certificate & Certification Deadlines*

*Deadlines for the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction open option; M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with higher education administration emphasis; the M.Ed. in Mind, Brain, and Education; the M.Ed. in Special Education (with or without certification) the M.Ed. in Teaching with certification, the Initial Teacher Certification program, the Certificate in Instructional Design and Learning Technology, and the Hispanic Serving Leadership Preparation Graduate Certificate.

 

Apply by July 1

Fall Classes Start Mid/Late-August

Apply by Nov. 1

Spring Classes Start Mid-January

Apply by April 1**

Summer Classes Start Mid-May 

 

 
**The M.Ed. in Special Education does not offer summer admission.

 

 

Apply for Admission to UTA's Graduate School

Apply to UTA's Graduate School on ApplyTexas.org, pay the graduate application/admissions fee, and submit your official transcripts

STEP 2: Apply to UTA

Apply to UTA's Graduate School on ApplyTexas.org, pay the application/admissions fee, and submit your official transcripts. Please check both your official, UTA email account and your personal email for important updates.

Pay the Application Fee

If you did not submit your application fee at the time of submitting your admissions application, you can pay it online.

Pay Application Fee Online

Submit Official Transcripts

Students who submit unofficial transcripts to be reviewed for admission will still need to submit their official transcripts from their institutions. Official transcripts must be received no later than the 12th class day of a student’s first semester. Submit your official transcripts electronically or by mail. If you have foreign coursework, you must submit official foreign transcripts, or marksheets and diplomas, that bear the original university seal and original signature of the Registrar. UTA will accept course-by-course evaluations from companies with NACES or AICE membership as long as it includes a copy of your official transcript.

Options for Submitting Transcripts

Submit FAFSA or TAFSA

Students who wish to apply for financial aid must meet certain general eligibility criteria to apply for most need-based financial aid. To be eligible for scholarships students must complete the FAFSA or TASFA application.

Learn more about FAFSA or TAFSA

 

 

Complete Program Application Requirements

Your application will not be complete until all steps have been completed for your intended program. Once complete, your file will route to the admissions committee for a final decision.

STEP 3: Submit Program Documents

Apply for program admission by submitting your recommendation forms, transcripts, and other required materials.

Complete Program Requirements

After being admitted to UTA's graduate school, you will need to complete a program-specific application process. You will be informed by our academic team when/how to complete these steps. Each academic program sets its own admission criteria. Review the University Catalog for more information about these documents, including letters of recommendation and more.

University Catalog

Apply for Funding Options

We offer competitive funding options to help pay for school for many of our programs. Visit our funding page to view and apply for funding opportunities by the required deadline.

Paying for School

Important Info for Graduate Applicants

Accelerated Online Programs* 

This form and checklist is intended to help you ensure that our college receives your correctly completed recommendation forms for admission. Please remember that two {2} letters of recommendation are required for admission. Please email the completed forms to CoEd.AOPrograms@uta.edu

*Form for the 100% accelerated online programs, including the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (literacy studies, mathematics education, and science education), the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with principal certificate courses, and the Principal Certification Preparation Only program.

Other M.Ed., Certificate, and Certification Programs*

This recommendation letter form is intended to help you ensure that our college receives your correctly completed recommendation forms for admission. Please remember that two {2} letters of recommendation are required for admission. Please email the completed forms to COEDadvising@uta.edu

**Form for the *M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (literacy studies, math, and science), M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies with principal certificate courses, and Principal Certification Preparation Only program.

Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

This recommendation letter form is intended to help you ensure that our college receives your correctly completed recommendation forms for admission. Please remember that two {2} letters of recommendation are required for admission. Please email the completed forms to COEDadvising@uta.edu


 
 

As required by Texas HB1508, applicants need to be aware of the following.

  1. In order to receive a teacher certification in Texas, you must pass a criminal history background check.
  2. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for an educator, you could be ineligible to earn this certification from the state of Texas.
  3. You have a right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency prior to admission into this program. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a $50 fee for this criminal history evaluation.

For more information on Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation: Click Here

  • Pursuant to the Texas Education Code (TEC), §22.083, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment as an educator.
  • Pursuant to the TEC, §22.0835, candidates must undergo a criminal history background check prior to clinical teaching.

 

 

Enroll in Your Classes

STEP 4: Enroll in Classes

Have questions about your degree plan? Our graduate advisors are here to help you explore your interests and to connect you to critical resources that will support academic, career, and community minded goals.

Get Advised

Have questions about your degree plan? Our graduate advisors are here to help you explore your interests and to connect you to critical resources that will support academic, career, and community minded goals.

Find Your Advisor

Pick Your Classes and Enroll

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International Graduate Students

We have resources to help you complete your admissions application as an international graduate student.

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Explore Our Programs

View our program offerings or sign up for an information to learn more before you apply. 

All applications are processed through the Office of Admissions. View the graduate admissions page on the main UTA website for detail.

Office of Graduate Studies
UTA Box 19167
701 S Nedderman Dr
University Administration Building, Suite 333
Arlington, TX 76019

Applicants who do not meet requirements for admission may be admitted under probationary status, as outlined in the Graduate Catalog for each departments.

NOTE: All admissions decisions are under the purview of the academic program and its faculty, and meeting minimum qualification criteria does NOT guarantee admissions. 


All students 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 their graduate advisor to determine their eligibility.