Education Specialist Admission Requirements

Education Specialist Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements for Education Specialist Programs for Teachers

Admission to the Graduate School does not automatically constitute admission to the Education Specialist Program. All candidates must complete all requirements for the Alabama Class AA certification. All Ed.S. candidates must successfully complete a written comprehensive examination prior to program completion. In addition to the Admission Requirements for Graduate School, candidates seeking the education specialist degree in a teacher education program must:

  1. Hold a masters degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Hold valid master’s level certification in the same teaching field in which the Class AA certificate is sought.
  3. Complete a special education course as a prerequisite if not previously completed.
  4. Be unconditionally admitted and complete all additional admission requirements identified in the specific program.
  5. Students entering licensure and professional programs must meet specified grade point average and recommendation requirements.

Additional Admission Requirements for Education Specialist Program for Teachers in Elementary Education

In addition to the Admission requirements for the Troy University Graduate School and Education Specialist Program requirements, please see the following admission requirements prior to acceptance into the Education Specialist in Elementary Education program.

Evidence of a minimum of three years elementary-level teaching experience prior to acceptance into the program.

Present a minimum entrance exam score of 372 on the verbal portion of the GRE and a 4.5 on the analytical writing score on the GRE.

Individuals who have met all other requirements other than the 4.5 on the analytical portion of the GRE, but who have scored between a 4.0 and a 4.4 on the analytical writing portion may petition for an oral review for admission into the program.

(Students must successfully complete all program admission requirements not later than the completion of the semester prior to admittance to the program.)

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