Graduate Programs in Education Admissions

Acceptance to the program will be based on an evaluation of the applicant's work and experience, essay, recommendation forms and transcripts. To be considered for admissions, an applicant must complete the steps detailed below for each program, through our graduate admissions portal.  

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Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. Rolling admissions allows prospective students the opportunity to submit all application materials semesters before their intended enrollment period.

DEADLINES

We operate under a rolling admissions model. Therefore, please note the application deadlines below are suggested for optimal processing time. Start dates for each program may vary based on course offerings and other factors. Please check with admissions for the next enrollment period for your intended program. 

Semester Application Deadline Semester Start Date
Fall 2021 - Term 2 October 4 October 18
Winter 2022 December 13 January 3
Spring 2022 - Term 1 January 17 January 31
Spring 2022 - Term 2 March 14 March 28

 

Master of Art in Teaching

Admissions Requirements Checklist


  • Complete the online application
  • Complete the essay answering program specific questions. Please review essay requirements below.
  • Send official sealed transcripts of degree granting undergraduate and graduate work, if applicable. A graduate transcript may be submitted if you would like transfer credits to be considered. A 3.0 GPA is recommended for admittance. If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, you may write a supplemental statement and/or meet with the program director to discuss your situation. 

Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

    • Request a minimum of one letter of recommendation to be completed by someone who knows you well enough to give an informed opinion of your intellectual ability, capacity for sustained self-directed study, personal qualifications, and professional potential. The recommendation process is completed online through the graduate admission portal.
    • Testing: PRAXIS Core scores as defined by MSDE. Those who submit a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on their most recently earned degree are not required to submit a basic skills assessment (Praxis CORE, ATC, GRE, or SAT). Please note, if you are a conditionally certified teacher working within a school system, you may be required to take the PRAXIS Core exam, regardless of your GPA status. If you have not taken the PRAXIS core exam, and earned below a 3.0 GPA on your most recent conferred degree, you will have to take the PRAXIS core exam within the first year of enrollment into the program.
  • Applicants who have not taken the PRAXIS Core may submit one of the following: SAT scores of 1100 or better from 1995 to present; a combined score of 1000 prior to 1994; ACT score of 24; GRE composite of 1000
  • International students must also follow the international student admissions processes.
  • We will ordinarily accept students to the M.A.T. program who reside in MD, PA, VA, DE, NJ, and DC. Applications of students from other states will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Essay Requirements


Please write a two to three page double-spaced essay discussing one of the following:

  1. What are your professional goals, and how will this program help you achieve them?
  2. Write a brief autobiography highlighting the experiences that have been important in shaping your goals.
  3. What do you think is the most significant problem in education today? How would you recommend alleviating this problem?

MASTER OF EDUCATION AND POST-MASTER'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (PD) CERTIFICATES (Non-Cohort Students)

Admissions Requirements Checklist


  • Complete the online application
  • Complete the essay answering program specific questions. Please review essay requirements below.
  • Master of Education: Request official sealed transcript of conferred undergraduate transcript. A graduate transcript may be submitted if you would like transfer credits to be considered. A 3.0 GPA is recommended for admittance. If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, you may write a supplemental statement and/or meet with the program director to discuss your situation. 
  • Post-Master's Professional Development: Request official sealed transcript of conferred graduate transcript. A 3.0 GPA is recommended for admittance. If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, you may write a supplemental statement and/or meet with the program director to discuss your situation. Note: post-master's certificate students are not eligible to transfer graduate credits into the certificate program.
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  • Electronic Transcripts can be sent to graduateadmissions@goucher.edu
    • Paper Transcripts can be mailed from the institution to:

Goucher College
Graduate Admissions
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

  • Master of Education applicants need to request at least one letter of recommendation to be completed by someone who knows you well enough to give an informed opinion of your intellectual ability, capacity for sustained self-directed study, personal qualifications, and professional potential. The recommendation process is completed online through the graduate admission portal.
  • Professional Development applicants need to request one letter of recommendation. 
  • International students must also follow the international student admissions processes.

Essay Requirements


Please write a two to three page double-spaced essay discussing one of the following:

  1. What are your professional goals, and how will this program help you achieve them?
  2. Write a brief autobiography highlighting the experiences that have been important in shaping your goals.
  3. What do you think is the most significant problem in education today? How would you recommend alleviating this problem?

COUNTY COHORT MASTER'S AND POST-MASTER'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Admissions Requirements Checklist for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil, & Harford County Teachers Only


  • Complete the online application
  • Send official sealed transcripts of conferred undergraduate transcript. A graduate transcript may be submitted if you would like transfer credits to be considered. A 3.0 GPA is recommended for admittance. If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, you may write a supplemental statement and/or meet with the program director to discuss your situation. 

Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies
Goucher College
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204

  • Request one letter of recommendation completed by someone who knows you well enough to give an informed opinion of your intellectual ability, capacity for sustained self-directed study, personal qualifications, and professional potential. The recommendation process is completed online through the graduate admission portal.
  • International students must also follow the international student admissions processes.