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Admissions

Deadlines for applications are as follows: Fall – July 31, Spring – November 15, Summer – April 15. Apply Online

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR MAT

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Adequate general education coursework. For students seeking an initial teaching licensure, a transcript review will determine adequate background in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, English, U.S. history and mathematics.
  • An academic major in the arts and sciences or an appropriate discipline (or interdisciplinary major).
  • College algebra and English composition or the equivalent.
  • 3.0 (B) average in last 60 semester hours. GPA’s 2.7 to a 2.9 in the last 60 semester hours will be granted admission as a conditional student. GPA’s below a 2.7 in the last 60 semester hours will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Non-standard grading system, such as international students, will be evaluated on a case by case basis.  Effective July 15, 2012
  • Praxis Core scores are required by the Commonwealth of Virginia for admission to state approved teacher education programs.
    • The Board on Teacher Education and Licensure voted to allow the use of the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) as an optional test for the Praxis Core Reading and Writing tests for individuals seeking entry into teacher education programs. The cut scores for the VCLA prescribed by the Board of Education are as follows:
        • Writing Sub Test: 235
          Reading Sub Test: 235
          Composite Score: 470
      • An individual choosing to use the VCLA (Reading and Writing) as a optional assessment for the Praxis Core Reading and Writing tests will be required to meet the Praxis Core Mathematics assessment. SAT / ACT are acceptable if they meet the state equivalency requirements stated below. A copy of the scores you wish to submit should be sent directly to the GTE Office in Staunton.
        • See score equivalencies below.
          SAT (Taken prior to April 1, 1995): 1000 (min. 450 verbal, 510 math)
          SAT (Taken after April 1, 1995): 1100 (min. 530 verbal, 530 math)
          ACT (Taken prior to April 1, 1995): Composite of 21, mathematics score not less than 21, English plus Reading score no less than 37
          ACT (Taken after April 1, 1995): Composite of 24, mathematics score not less than 22, English plus Reading score no less than 46.
  • Correct, fluent written and spoken English. Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 600 or above on the paper based test or a score of 75 on the internet based test with a minimum score of 18 in each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) or scores from the International English Language Testing System with an Overall Band Score of 7.0 or above.  Effective July 16, 2012

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MED

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Adequate general education course work. For students seeking an  add-on endorsement to your  license, a transcript review will determine adequate background  for the program.
  • An academic major in the arts and sciences or an appropriate discipline (or interdisciplinary major)
  • 3.0 (B) average in last 60 semester hours. GPA’s 2.7 to a 2.9 in the last 60 semester hours will be granted admission as a conditional student. GPA’s below a 2.7 in the last 60 semester hours will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Non-standard grading system, such as international students, will be evaluated on a case by case basis.   Effective July 15, 2012
  • Correct, fluent written and spoken English. Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 600 or above on the paper based test or a score of 75 on the internet based test with a minimum score of 18 in each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) or scores from the International English Language Testing System with an Overall Band Score of 7.0 or above.  Effective July 16, 2012

ADMISSION PROCESS

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Apply online at http://www.mbc.edu/apply/graduate-teacher-education-applications/
  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
  • Two letters of reference from professional educators (including higher education faculty and administrators) and /or employers, public school faculty and administrators who have observed/supervised the applicant in instructional, tutoring, training or guidance roles
  • A goal statement essay

An interview is suggested and may be required.

TRANSFER CREDIT

The GTE Program accepts transfer credit for MAT/MEd courses only if ALL the following conditions are met:

  • The GTE Director determines on the basis of catalogue and course materials submitted by the student that the course content is identifiable with the College’s MAT/MEd curriculum.
  • The credit was earned in a regionally accredited graduate program.
  • The credit was earned no earlier than three calendar years prior to the student’s admission to the program;
  • The credit was earned no earlier than three calendar years prior to the student’s admission to the Mary Baldwin College MAT/MEd program
  • The credit was earned with a “B” or higher grade.

SPECIAL STUDENTS

Individuals who possess bachelor’s degrees from accredited institutions are eligible to enroll in courses as special students. Special students need not apply for admission to the graduate program. No financial aid services are provided to special students. Teachers seeking recertification credits may enroll as special students. No more than three courses may be taken in any five-year period. Students enrolled as undergraduates or postgraduate teacher certification students at Mary Baldwin College may be permitted to take up to two MAT courses as special students. They must receive permission from the MAT director. Special Student Application