Graduate Gate 2

Admission to the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP)

Application Requirements

  • Degree Completion Plan Audit
    • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (2.5 Cumulative GPA is required for MED: Teaching & Learning candidates).
    • Completion of at least 9 credit hours.
  • Proof of Purchase of Background Check/Fingerprinting
    • Criminal Background
    • FBI Fingerprints
    • Virginia Child Abuse Clearances
  • Acknowledgement of Licensure Requirements
  • Additional Requirements for Licensure Candidates
    • EPP Entrance Exams (for initial licensure candidates only - including Ed.S. and Ed.D. candidates adding initial licensure to their program)
      • Official score sheet with passing scores for the Math section of Praxis Core (taken after 1/1/2014) OR Math section of Praxis I (taken before 1/1/2014).
      • Official score sheet with passing scores for VCLA.
    • Acknowledgement of Field Experience Summary (FES) Requirements
    • Proof of Content Competency Evaluation (for initial licensure in Elementary Education, Middle Grades Education, and Secondary Education only)

Application Submission

Application must be completed and submitted using the system outlined in the instructions.

Before you may register for EDUC 554 or EDUC 625 and before you may submit your Gate 3 application, your Gate 2 application must be submitted, reviewed, and accepted. For initial licensure candidates, this means that you must have passing test scores for the VCLA and Praxis Core Math (or application exemption assessment) well in advance of submitting your application. Testing involves about a two month or more turn-around time to receive official score sheets, so plan accordingly.

Application Deadline

Prior to registration for EDUC 554/625 or submission of Gate 3 application.

Application Review

Your application will be reviewed by the Gate Office within two weeks of your submission. You will receive an email from the Gate Office indicating your application status. This email will provide further instructions according to your status.

Application Status


  • You have met all requirements for Gate 2 to enter the Educator Preparation Program.
  • You will be able to register for the appropriate classes through ASIST within 24–48 hours of your acceptance.
  • In order to stay fully accepted in the Educator Preparation Program, you must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above all semesters you attend the University.


  • You have not met all requirements for Gate 2 to enter the Educator Preparation Program.
    • Before you may register for EDUC 554/625 or apply for Gate 3, your application must be submitted, reviewed, and fully accepted.
  • Review the application rubric in LiveText and update your application accordingly.
  • Resubmit application for review.

Application Questions

You can contact the Gate Office at with questions about the Gate 2 application or stop by the Gate Office in DeMoss Hall. For an outline of Gate 2 requirements, please see the Graduate Gate 2 Checklist.