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Contact  Dr. Trevor Stewart 

To be eligible for regular admission status, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA (last 60 hours of coursework) and a B.A. in English or the state-required equivalent (36 semester hours beyond freshman English). Transcript reviews of applicants with English degrees from other colleges should provide evidence that the programs meet specific content requirements; otherwise, candidates will need to take additional course work as part of the licensure program. 

Prospective MAED/licensure (English 6-12) candidates should:

  1. Register for and pass the Praxis Core and Praxis II tests. The Praxis II test required for admission is English Language Arts: Content Knowledge (5038). Passing scores on both the Praxis Core and Praxis II are required for admission into the program. Students can pass out of the Praxis Core exam with a state-approved SAT or ACT score. 

SAT as a Substitute for the Praxis Core Test:
SAT taken Prior to April 1, 1995 : a score of 1000 with at least 450 on the verbal and 510 on the mathematics tests ;
SAT taken After April 1, 1995 : a score of 1100 out of 1600 (not including the writing portion) with at least 530 on the verbal and 530 on the mathematics tests.

2. Register for and pass the reading and writing sections of the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA).

3. Submit an application to the Graduate School at Virginia Tech.

4. Submit the English Education Program Application.

Application deadlines for admission into cohort are October 15th and March 1st each year. Later applications will be considered as space allows. Evidence of admission test enrollment will suffice for application to begin processing.

Virginia Tech students should apply in the fall term of the senior year.  If eligible, English majors may apply for dual status admission during the last semester of their undergraduate coursework. 

Applications from candidates who have already completed an undergraduate degree or who apply from other universities will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis. See the English Content Area Preparation/ Equivalency Checklist. You will review this form with your advisor to ensure you have completed necessary undergraduate coursework. 

Once application materials have been reviewed, eligible applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Ph.D. Program

Students who are interested in applying for the Ph.D. program (Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. with an emphasis in English Education) should contact Dr. Trevor Stewart for additional information and deadlines. Most candidates will enter the program in the fall term, with applications submitted by March 1 of the preceeding spring term.