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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)
  • 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)


View the Submission Instructions. Your application must be completed and submitted through Qualtrics.


Background Check Requirements (MAT, MED: School Administration, MED: Math Specialist, and MED: Reading Specialist 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)

Licensure Assessments (MAT candidates only)