Master's & Ed Specialist Degrees


Application Steps by Degree


  • Master of Education (M.Ed) / Certificate

    CERTIFICATE ADMISSIONS - For those applying for a Certificate, the application process is exactly the same as below except no GRE scores are required.

    Note to out-of-state students wishing to enroll in online courses and degree offerings. The University of Virginia is currently working to comply with federal regulations that require it (and all other higher education institutions) to receive official state authorization to offer courses to students physically located outside of Virginia. At present, due to these state authorization regulations, U.Va. Curry School can only accept online course and degree applications from students in approved states which are listed here.

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs at Curry vary, be sure to spend time looking over your Program Page to learn more about your program, as well as verify details including:

    • Admissions Requirements
    • Term of entry
    • On-Grounds/Off-Grounds availability
    • Additional deadlines
    • Typical length of study

    Step 2: Take any required tests and submit your scores to Curry

    Entrance test requirements vary by program and are listed on the Program Page under "Prerequisites and Admission Requirements".

    • Test scores are just one part of the decision process. We take a holistic review of applications and associate different relative weights to the parts of the application.
    • The average GRE scores for applicants admitted to a master's program for fall 2016 were 156 verbal, 153 quantitative, and 4.5 writing.
    • If more than one test score is submitted, we will use your highest scores when making admission decisions.
    • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.
    • Official GRE scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820.

    International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores. Scores must not be more than two years old. Applicants who have or will have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction do not need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores.

    • Applicants my submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation
    • Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia. For the TOEFL the institutional code is B875. IELTS does not require an institutional code.
    • Expected scores:
      Paper-based TOEFL: 600
      Computer-Based TOEFL: 250
      IELTS: 7.0
      IBT TOEFL: at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening for a total score of 90.
      All incoming (new) graduate students whose first language is one other than English are required to take the University of Virginia English Language Proficiency Exam unless they have been exempted from TOEFL or IELTS.
    • Prospective graduate teaching assistants whose first language is one other than English are required to take the SPEAK Test. A score of at least 55 is required for permission to begin teaching without completion of oral language training. The SPEAK Test is administered in August, December, and May. Candidates for the test are identified by their department. Information about the SPEAK Test is available at www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.

    Step 3: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.” Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 4: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 5: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendations. These should be solicited through your online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member. You can submit your application before the letters are received.

    Step 6: Upload your transcripts

    Upload copies of transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission. If you are submitting an electronic transcript, please email it directly to gcurryadmission@virginia.edu. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all transcripts are received.

    Step 7: Check status of application

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the ApplyYourself web site. Remember, it takes approximately 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

  • Bachelor/Master of Teaching (M.T.)

    The five-year Bachelor / Master of Teaching (B/MT) program is open to undergraduate U.Va. students and rising third-year transfer students. Admitted students meet Virginia licensure requirements while earning their bachelor's and master's degrees. Areas of study include Elementary Education and Special Education. The following admissions instructions are for students currently enrolled in or transfer students who have already been admitted to the University of Virginia.

    Step 1: Do Your Research

    Visit the Teacher Ed Website and review the page for the program in which you are interested. Pay close attention to the admissions requirements, including test score guidelines and pre-requisites.

    Step 2: Decide When to Apply

    The Teacher Education program offers rolling admissions, meaning students can apply at any time during the year. Keep in mind that you may not begin the Bachelor/Master of Teaching program until you have completed 60 credits of college coursework. For this reason, students typically apply during the 2nd year so they can begin Teacher Ed coursework during the 3rd year.

    We encourage current UVA undergraduates to apply no later than February 1 during the 2nd year. This will ensure you receive an admissions decision prior to registration for the following fall. If you miss this deadline, you are still welcome to apply to the program.

    The deadline for applications for transfer students is March 1, though applications after that date will be considered if space is available in the program. Application decisions for transfer students will not be released until central admissions has completed its review of applications. Admission to our program is contingent on admission to UVA through central admissions.

    Step 3: Apply to Curry

    Current University of Virginia students should complete the online application. Note: This application grants you permission to enroll in Teacher Ed classes while an undergraduate. You do not transfer to the Curry school for the M.T. program until the 5th year. Refer to the B/MT Course Overview on your program page for a specific breakdown of courses by semester.

    Transfer students do not yet have access to the online application, so they should complete a paper application. Students should then email the application, including supporting documents, to TeacherEd@virginia.edu.

    Step 4: Next Steps

    After you’ve applied, you can expect to receive a decision letter from Curry within 6 weeks.

  • Post-graduate Master of Teaching (M.T.)

    ** All application fees have been waived for M.T. students applying to start in Spring 2018, Summer 2018, or Fall 2018.

    The Post-graduate Master of Teaching degree is designed for individuals who have at least an undergraduate degree and are interested in the profession of teaching. This degree establishes eligibility for a teaching license in Virginia's K-12 schools.

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs at Curry vary, be sure to spend time looking over your Program Page to learn more about your program, as well as verify details including:

    • Admissions requirements
    • Term of entry
    • On-grounds/Off-grounds availability
    • Additional deadlines
    • Typical length of study

    Step 2: Take any required tests and submit your scores to the Curry School

    Applicants to the MT (licensure) program must also submit qualifying test scores on ONE of the exams below. Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation. Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820 for Praxis, 6911 for SAT scores, 8970 for ACT scores, and 059 for VCLA scores.

    • PRAXIS I taken prior to 1/1/14: 178 math, 178 reading, 176 writing or 532 composite score; OR
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test (taken 1/1/14 or after): Reading (5712)--scaled score156, Writing (5722)--scaled score 162, Mathematics (5732)--scaled score 150; OR
    • SATs taken prior to 4/1/95—score of 1000, with at least 450 verbal and 510 math; if taken after 4/1/95—score of 1100, with at least 530 verbal, 530 math ); OR
    • ACTs: taken prior to 4/1/95—composite score of 21, with at least 21 in math and an ACT English Plus Reading Score no less than 37; if taken after 4/1/95—composite score of 24, with at least 22 math, 46 English Plus Reading score; OR
    • VCLA: Reading and Writing as an optional assessment for Praxis reading and writing tests (writing subtest of 235, reading subtest of 235, composite score of 470) in combination with qualifying math scores from SATs, ACTs, PRAXIS I (prior to 1/1/14) or the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators.

    International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores. Scores must not be more than two years old. Applicants who have or will have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction do not need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores.

    • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.
    • Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia. For the TOEFL the institutional code is B875. IELTS does not require an institutional code.
    • Expected scores:
      Paper-based TOEFL: 600
      Computer-Based TOEFL: 250
      IELTS: 7.0
      IBT TOEFL: at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening for a total score of 90.
      All incoming (new) graduate students whose first language is one other than English are required to take the University of Virginia English Language Proficiency Exam unless they have been exempted from TOEFL or IELTS.
    • Prospective graduate teaching assistants whose first language is one other than English are required to take the SPEAK Test. A score of at least 55 is required for permission to begin teaching without completion of oral language training. The SPEAK Test is administered in August, December, and May. Candidates for the test are identified by their department. Information about the SPEAK Test is available at www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.

    Step 3: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.” Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 4: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 5: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. These should be solicited through your online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member. You can submit your application before the letters are received.

    Step 6: Upload your transcripts

    Upload copies of transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all to date transcripts are received.

    Step 7: Check status of application

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the Apply Yourself web site. Remember, it takes at least 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

  • Master of Business Administration / Master of Education (MBA/M.Ed)

    Step 1: Apply to Darden

    Students will apply and be admitted to the Darden School before applying to the Curry School of Education and Human Development. There is no specific application deadline for admission into the Curry M.Ed. dual program. Once accepted into Darden’s MBA program, applications to Curry are reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Darden MBA application process.

    Step 2: Familiarize Yourself

    Make sure you know the appropriate deadlines, requirements, and timeframe of the MBA/MEd program. Spend some time exploring your program page to learn everything you will need to know before joining us at Curry.

    Step 3: Apply to Curry

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit”. Once your account has been created you can Login To Your Account anytime.

    Step 4: Submit your scores

    In order to make the application process more efficient, you may submit GMAT scores in lieu of GRE scores if you wish. Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation. Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820 for GRE scores. GMAT scores should be sent to code KC7-0X-86.

    Step 5: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 6: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendations. These should be solicited through your online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member.

    Step 7: Upload your transcripts

    Upload into the online application system copies of unofficial transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all unofficial transcripts are received. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission. Official transcripts may be emailed to gcurryadmission@virginia.edu or mailed to the address on our admissions page under Mailing Guidelines at the bottom of the page.

    Step 8: Check status of application

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the Apply Yourself web site. Remember, it takes at least 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

  • Education Specialist (Ed.S.)

    Note to out-of-state students wishing to enroll in online courses and degree offerings. The University of Virginia is currently working to comply with federal regulations that require it (and all other higher education institutions) to receive official state authorization to offer courses to students physically located outside of Virginia. At present, due to these state authorization regulations, U.Va. Curry School can only accept online course and degree applications from students in approved states which are listed here.

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs at Curry vary, be sure to spend time looking over your Program Page to learn more about your program, as well as verify details including:

    • Admissions Requirements

    • Term of entry

    • On-Grounds/Off-Grounds availability

    • Additional deadlines

    • Typical length of study

    Step 2: Take any required tests and submit your scores to Curry

    Entrance test requirements vary by program and are listed on the Program Page under "Prerequisites and Admission Requirements".

    • Test scores are just one part of the decision process. We take a holistic review of applications and associate different relative weights to the parts of the application.

    • If a program requires the GRE, the target scores are 150 verbal, 145 quantitative, 4.0 analytical writing.

    • If more than one test score is submitted, we will use your highest scores when making admission decisions.

    • Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.

    • Official GRE scores should be sent to the University of Virginia; the institutional code is 5820.

    • International students must submit either TOEFL or IELTS scores. Scores must not be more than two years old. Applicants who have or will have earned an undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction do not need to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores.

    Applicants may submit unofficial scores with their application; however, official scores are required prior to matriculation.

    • Official scores should be sent to the University of Virginia. For the TOEFL the institutional code is B875. IELTS does not require an institutional code.

    • Expected scores:
      Paper-based TOEFL: 600
      Computer-Based TOEFL: 250
      IELTS: 7.0
      IBT TOEFL: at least 22 in writing, 22 in speaking, 23 in reading, and 23 in listening for a total score of 90.
      All incoming (new) graduate students whose first language is one other than English are required to take the University of Virginia English Language Proficiency Exam unless they have been exempted from TOEFL or IELTS.

    • Prospective graduate teaching assistants whose first language is one other than English are required to take the SPEAK Test. A score of at least 55 is required for permission to begin teaching without completion of oral language training. The SPEAK Test is administered in August, December, and May. Candidates for the test are identified by their department. Information about the SPEAK Test is available at www.virginia.edu/provost/caelc.

    Step 3: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.” Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 4: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 5: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. These should be solicited through the online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member. You can submit your application before the letters are received.

    Step 6: Upload your transcripts

    Upload into the online application system copies of unofficial transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all unofficial transcripts are received. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission. Official transcripts may be emailed to gcurryadmission@virginia.edu or mailed to the address on our admissions page under Mailing Guidelines at the bottom of the page.

    Step 7: Check application status

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the ApplyYourself web site. Remember, it takes approximately 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.

  • Master of Science in Athletic Training (M.S.A.T.)

    This major is a full-time cohort based major. Students must meet the admission standards outlined in the Curry School of Education and Human Development Admission Policies, which include a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must also submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are no more than 5 years old. However, if you are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at UVA at the time of submission you may use your SAT or ACT scores in lieu of the GRE. 

    Step 1: Familiarize Yourself

    Programs at Curry vary, be sure to spend time looking over your Program Page to learn more about your program, as well as verify details including:

    • Admissions requirements & prerequisites 
    • Term of entry
    • On-grounds/Off-grounds availability
    • Additional deadlines
    • Typical length of study

    Step 2: Take any required tests and submit your scores to the Curry School

    Students are required to submit one of the following:

    • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores that are no more than 5 years old. GRE scores for students admitted for the 2016-17 academic year were at or above the 151 (verbal), 151 (quantitative), and 4.0 (analytical writing).
    • For applicants enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at UVA at the time of submission: SAT or ACT scores may be substituted for the GRE score. Applicants who had SAT or ACT scores sent to the university previously do not need to have them re-sent.

    Applicants may submit unofficial test scores and transcripts with their application. However, official transcripts showing degree conferral and official test scores are required prior to matriculation.

    Step 3: Create your account to apply online

    Your application process will be managed through our online system. Create an Application Account to begin applying. You can save and return to your application at any point before you click “submit.” Once an account is created, you can Login to Your Account at any time.

    Step 4: Prepare your goal statement

    This is your opportunity to describe your understanding of and interest in the program area to which you are applying. The prompt on the application provides additional information you might include.

    Step 5: Submit your recommendations

    You are required to submit two letters of recommendation. These should be solicited through your online application. At least one of your recommendations should be from a faculty member. You can submit your application before the letters are received.

    Step 6: Upload your transcripts

    Upload copies of transcripts showing college coursework and degrees completed to date. Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are required only when you accept an offer of admission. A transcript must be provided for each school listed on your application. Transcripts that are not stated in English must be accompanied by a translation into English. Your application will be considered incomplete until all to date transcripts are received.

    Step 7: Check status of application

    Login to your account to check the status of your application. You can monitor receipt of recommendations, test scores, and transcripts through the Apply Yourself web site. Remember, it takes at least 4 weeks for ETS to send us your scores after you take the exam, so plan accordingly to ensure materials reach our office by the application deadline.