To allow prospective graduate students sufficient time for long range planning, the Department of Teaching and Learning has a rolling admissions policy. The admissions committee reviews applications every month during the fall and spring terms. Applicants may check the status of their applications via the online application system.
Even with rolling admissions, students should complete their application and credentials at least three months prior to the term in which they seek to begin graduate study. Completed applications must be submitted by:
Website to apply: https://gradadmission.smu.edu/apply
Please send electronic application resources to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application resources sent through the physical mail can be sent to:
Graduate Application Processing
PO Box 518
Dallas, TX 75275-0518
Admission to the graduate programs for educators focuses on K-12 education in the areas of reading and writing literacy; language acquisition; math, science, and technology education; bilingual education; learning theory; and giftedness. Admission is based upon evaluation for academic success and commitment to intellectual inquiry in the field of education. Applications are also evaluated on the basis of undergraduate (and any prior graduate) preparation, academic writing, and congruence between the applicant's objectives and the program interests.
Any application with missing pieces of information will be considered incomplete and will NOT be considered for admission until complete.
FAQs for International Applicants
The following is a list of questions that are frequently asked by international students applying to programs in the Department of Teaching and Learning.