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Graduate Gate Process: Gate 1

Application Deadline & Submission

Application Deadline

Complete application prior to the enrollment of:

  • EDUC 504: Historical & Philosophical Foundations of Education (MAT Candidates) (Gate 1 can also be completed concurrently with EDUC 504)
  • EDUC 604: Foundations of Education (MED: Curriculum & Instruction Candidates)
  • EDUC 645: Foundations of Educational Leaders (MED: School Administration, MED: Math Specialist, MED: Reading Specialist Candidates)


To view the Gate 1 requirements and submission instructions, please visit the Licensure Resource Community.


Background Check Requirements (MAT, MED: Math Specialist, MED: Reading Specialist, MED: School Administration, EdS: Administration & Supervision, EdD: Administration & Supervision candidates only)

  • Purchase Receipt of Background Clearances
    • Criminal Background
    • FBI Fingerprints
    • Virginia Child Abuse Clearances (required for all students completing placement in Virginia)
    • Individual state child abuse clearances (required for residential students or those completing placement in the local area)
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