Transforming Education through Expert Leadership
The Application Deadline for our 2013 Cohort is February 15, 2013.
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants not meeting this requirement must provide other qualifications, such as long-term experience or expertise in a related specialized field as justification for consideration for admission;
- Scores from the verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing sections of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), taken within the last five years. To ensure that we receive your GRE scores, please use the institution code 7464 for the ACSSEHD.
For the GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011: Preferred scores are 500 or higher for Quantitative Reasoning, 500 or higher for Verbal Reasoning, and 4.5 or higher for Analytical Writing.
For the GRE taken after August 1, 2011: Preferred scores are 144 or higher for Quantitative Reasoning, 153 or higher for Verbal Reasoning, and 4.5 or higher for Analytical Writing.
Note: GRE Scores will be accepted after the application deadline date as long as the test is taken before the deadline. All applicants are required to submit GRE Scores. Applicants whose scores fall below the preferred scores may also provide other qualifications, such as long-term experience or expertise in a related specialized field as justification for consideration for admission;
- Copy of valid Texas teacher certification, and a copy of your service record
- Two years teaching experience in an accredited public, private or charter school;
- Applicants from countries where the predominant language is not English are required to supply scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service. The minimum score for admission is an 83 on the internet based test;
- Recommendations and evidence of a high degree of support from the school of employment;
- Evidence of leadership capacity and demonstration of leadership role in the applicant's school.
- The application includes required essays, 3 recommendations, and may include an interview component at the discretion of the Admissions Committee
Effective January 1, 2012, Texas law requires that all new students under the age of 30 must provide documentation to the Health Center demonstrating that they have been vaccinated against Bacterial Meningitis within the past 5 years and prior to the 10th class day of their first term.
While applicants may request consideration for transfer of up to six hours of graduate credit, please note that this is a cohort program with a tightly structured and integrated design, and it is not likely that traditional 3-hour courses will be accepted for transfer. Requests for transfer credit will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Students need to submit a transfer request as soon as they are accepted into the program in order to be considered. Only courses with a grade of B or above can be transferred. Generally, no credit will be allowed toward the Master's degree for courses taken more than six years before acceptance into the program. Any exceptions to the requirements and policies stated above must have the approval of the Dean of the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development.
Frequently Asked Admission Questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the application deadline?
The program begins in June of each year. The application deadline is February 15. Applications submitted after the deadline will be held for the following cohort if space is no longer available.
- How do I apply?
Please be patient with us as the Department of Education Policy and Leadership is transitioning to an online application. The application should be live in early December. The application fee is $75, and a schedule of courses is available for review on the Curriculum & Modules webpage.