with concentrations offered in: Art Education, Drama, Elementary Education, English Speakers of Other Languages, Health and Physical Education, Middle Grades Education, Music Education, Special Education, and Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Economics, English, French, German, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Science Education and Spanish Education)


Entry Term: Spring 2023
Application Deadline: November 2, 2022

Entry Term: Summer 2023
Application Deadline: March 2, 2023


Entry Term: Fall 2023
Application Deadline: June 2, 2023


Application Fee (non-refundable): $55.00

 

Early submission of all application materials is strongly advised.

All required application materials and documents must be received in order for an application to be considered complete and before an admission decision can be made.

The program does not accept applications after the application deadline; however, the program will continue to accept application materials up to 3 weeks after the application deadline.

 

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20 for F-1 student status or Form DS-2019 for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status cannot be issued by Augusta University for enrollment in this online program per U.S. immigration regulations. Questions? Please email International & Postdoctoral Services Office at ipso@augusta.edu

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Program Overview

Admission Requirements

Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the graduate level calculated on all graduate work attempted.

Minimum of a Master's from an accredited college or university. To be used to satisfy degree requirement, evaluation of foreign educational transcripts must show degree(s) earned that are the U.S. equivalency of degree(s) required by the program.

  • Applicants can submit unofficial domestic (US) transcripts up until March 2, 2023 to be considered for an admission decision for the Summer 2023 semester.​
  • ALL application documents required by your program must be received by March 2, 2023 to be considered for application review and an admission decision.
  • Applicants can monitor the receipt of their application materials by logging into their application portal.
  • Applicants who are offered acceptance based on unofficial transcripts must submit their official transcripts no later than May 1, 2023 for the Summer 2023 semester.
  • If official transcripts are not received by May 1, then enrollment will not be allowed for Summer 2023 and the acceptance will be deferred to a future term or withdrawn.

Additional Information and Important Directions for Submission of Unofficial Transcripts

  • Applicants can submit unofficial domestic (US) transcripts up until May 1, 2023 to be considered for an admission decision for the Fall 2023 semester.
  • IF ALL application documents required by your program are not received by May 1, 2023 then official transcripts and all missing application documents must be submitted by the program’s standard application deadline to be considered for application review and an admission decision after May 1.
  • Applicants can monitor the receipt of their application materials by logging into their application portal.
  • Applicants who are offered acceptance based on unofficial transcripts must submit their official transcripts no later than August 1, 2023 for the Fall 2023 semester.
  • If official transcripts are not received by August 1, 2023 then enrollment will not be allowed for Fall 2023 and the acceptance will be deferred to a future term or withdrawn.

Additional Information and Important Directions for Submission of Unofficial Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from all universities and colleges ever attended. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official electronic transcripts should be emailed from the issuing institution to Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions at graduateadmissions@augusta.edu

Alternatively, Augusta University will accept official mailed transcripts in the original, unopened, sealed and stamped/signed envelope from the issuing institution and should be directed to:

Augusta University
The Office of Academic Admissions
1120 15th Street, Benet House
Augusta, GA 30912

An official, professional course-by-course evaluation based on official transcripts and documents is required for all foreign educational transcripts and documents from one of the following three credentials evaluation services: Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE), Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., or World Education Services (WES). Course-by-course transcript evaluations may also be accepted from a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, or NACES, member on a case-by-case basis. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement. 

Specific Ordering Instructions for ECE, Silny and WES

  • If ordering from ECE, please select "Augusta University - Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions" as the institution delivery.
  • If ordering from Silny, please complete the required PDF ordering form per their webpage. In the Method of Delivery section, please write the following, "Augusta University - Office of Academic Admissions email to graduateadmissions@augusta.edu.
  • If ordering from WES, please select the following, "Augusta University" as the recipient, "Office of Academic Admissions" as the school/division,  "Standard Delivery" as the delivery method. 

None are required for this program.

None are required for this program.

English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English and who do not qualify for an English proficiency exam waiver per the criteria listed below. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.

  • TOEFL Minimum Overall Score: 79 internet based or 213 computer based
  • IELTS Minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5


English Proficiency Exam Waiver Criteria: An English proficiency exam will be waived for applicants to graduate programs who:

  • submit proof of earning a Baccalaureate, Master’s or Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university. The requirement will be waived upon receipt of the official transcript showing proof of degree
  • are citizens of countries on the approved waiver list


Please visit the International Student webpage for more information.



Program Specific Requirements

A valid level 5 or higher Induction, Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, or Lead Professional teaching certificate, leadership certificate, service field certificate, or Life certificate is required.


General Information

Once all official transcripts and/or transcript evaluations have been received by the Office of Academic Admissions, overall undergraduate and/or graduate GPA's will be calculated on all work attempted in which letter grades were awarded by using the Georgia Board of Regent's standards for GPA calculations.  The AU calculation of overall GPA's will be used to determine if the minimum GPA requirements of your program are met.  Meeting minimum GPA requirements is not an indication of acceptance into the program.

The program/academic college for which you are applying will review your application and supporting documents. Interviews will be scheduled and considered, as applicable to individual programs. Taken together, the whole of your application should demonstrate substantial preparation for graduate study in the field for which you are seeking admittance. 

Upon recommendation of the program/academic college, The Graduate School will review your credentials and applicant profile and make a formal, official decision for your admittance. Official notice of your admission can only come from the Dean of The Graduate School via notification from Augusta University's Office of Academic Admissions.

A clear or expunged criminal background record. Per the Augusta University Criminal Background Check Policy (Policy 4.1.7), final admission and enrollment for graduate nursing, clinical psychology, allied health in nutrition and education programs are conditional on the completion of a criminal background check with results deemed acceptable to the applicable college/program’s professional standards. Failure to complete the required background check, provide information necessary to conduct the background check, or provide false or misleading information, may disqualify applicants from final admission and matriculation into the program and University. Instructions for completing criminal background checks will be provided to applicants upon acceptance into these programs. For further information on the policy including the policy statement, reason for the policy, authorization process, process/procedures, and review process, please refer to the Applicant Criminal Background Check Policy. Additional Link: Summary of Rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

According to Policy 4.3.4 of the University System of Georgia, any student requesting to pay at the in-state tuition rate will be required to provide verification of their lawful presence in the United States in order to be classified as an in-state student or awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver.

The Office of Disability Services provides a variety of services and accommodations to meet the needs of disability related concerns in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act – Amended Act (2008), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Board of Regents' policies. Accommodations for students with disabilities are made on an Individual basis. For more information, please email or visit the Testing & Disability Services website.

 

While every effort is made to maintain this information as current, it may be subject to change. Please check with The Graduate School for recent updates.

Substitutions and/or waivers of minimum requirements must first be supported and approved at the program level and then formally approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.

Applications deferred to another semester are subject to all admission requirements and program requirements in effect for the semester to which they are deferred.