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Graduate Gate 1: Program Acknowledgement

Application Deadline & Submission

Application Deadline

Complete application prior to the enrollment of:

  • EDLC 504: Educational Philosophy and Theories of Learning (MAT Candidates) (Gate 1 can also be completed concurrently with EDLC 504)
  • EDUC 604: Foundations of Education (MED: Curriculum & Instruction Candidates)
  • EDAS 645: Foundations for Educational Leaders (MED: Administration & Supervision, MED: Math Specialist, MED: Reading Specialist Candidates)


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


Background Check Purchase required for the following programs/courses:

  • MAT (all cognates)
  • MAT to EdS (all cognates)
  • MED: Administration & Supervision
  • MED: Math Specialist
  • MED: Reading Specialist
  • MED: Curriculum & Instruction (Early Childhood Education and Gifted Education cognates only)
  • MED: Special & Gifted Education – Twice Exceptionalities
  • EdS/EdD: Administration & Supervision
  • Any course that requires field experience

  • 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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