Application for Admission
Graduate Teacher Education Program
Please submit all materials to: THE MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE To be recommended for teacher licensure,
Mary Baldwin College students must complete all program requirements
Graduate Teacher and receive the MAT. Students may opt to com-
an inquiring and reflective learner, a well-educat-
plete Virginia Department of Education licensure
ed professional who brings forth the best in all
requirements in advance of the full MAT degree.
Edmondson House students.
In the Licensure First option, students complete
Staunton, Virginia 24401
licensure requirements first, seek employment,
540-887-7333 WE SUPPORT THIS BY... and then return to complete the master’s degree.
toll free: 866-849-0676 modeling and encouraging inquiry and reflection; The program offers close contact with facul-
fax: 540-887-7303 integrating theory, practice and liberal arts; and ty members and advisors and extensive observa-
firstname.lastname@example.org providing opportunities for individual exploration tion and hands-on experience in the classroom.
www.mbc.edu/mat within a collaborative environment. Courses are team-taught by graduate faculty
members and classroom teachers who serve as
OVERVIEW “teaching partners.”
For more information contact:
The Graduate Teacher Education (GTE) program The MEd degree is for those already holding
Dr. Carole C. Grove, Director
offers the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and certification, or working in private education,
email@example.com museums, nature centers and other educational
Masters of Education (MEd), both designed to
offer realistic, practical preparation for and settings. You may opt to earn a master’s degree
enrichment of classroom teaching through a bal- through this program. In addition to a core cur-
anced program of liberal arts and professional riculum of 15 semester hours, the MEd offers
studies. All courses focus on inquiry — the four specialty areas in which students may choose
processes by which students and teachers ask to focus. Those areas are: Leadership,
questions, study, and learn about human experi- Environment Based Learning, Special Education,
ence. The programs integrate study of liberal arts and Gifted Education.
content with examination of appropriate and use- Courses are offered throughout the calendar
ful methods of inquiry, teaching, and learning. year, including a full complement of courses dur-
The MAT program is designed to prepare ing the summer. The program is nonresidential
students for fulfillment of requirements for pre-K- and available on MBC’s Staunton campus
6 and 6-8 teacher licensure. In addition, students and at four regional centers:
can earn initial K-12 licensure for working with Charlottesville, Richmond,
special education students in the general curricu- Roanoke, and South
lum settings. Add-on endorsements are available Boston.
in Gifted Education and Special
Education for teachers holding a valid teaching
license. Both of these areas are for pre-K-12
The Graduate Teacher Education (GTE) program is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(SACS) and fully approved by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV) to award the master’s degree. It is
also a teacher licensure program approved by the Virginia Department of Education. If you have any questions, please con-
tact the MAT office at 540-887-7333 or toll free at 866-849-0676.
• A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
• Adequate general education coursework. For students seeking an initial teaching licensure, a transcript review will
determine adequate background in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, English, U.S. history and mathematics.
• An academic major in the arts and sciences or an appropriate discipline (or interdisciplinary major).
• College algebra and English composition or the equivalent.
• 3.0 (B) average or above in last 60 semester hours.
• Correct, fluent written and spoken English. Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 600 or above.
• Praxis I scores/SAT or ACT — (MAT requirements).
When we receive all your materials, your application will be reviewed by Student Status Committee for admission. An
interview with the GTE director or an GTE advisor is optional. Applicants must submit the following:
• Application for admission/enrollment
• Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
• Two letters of reference from professional educators (including higher education faculty and administrators) and/or
employers, public school faculty and administrators who have observed/supervised the applicant in instructional,
tutoring, training or guidance roles
• A copy of your teaching license, if applicable
• Personal statement
• The application fee ($40)
For Fall admission July 31
For Spring admission November 15
For Summer admission April 15
ADMISSION STATUS: DEFINITIONS
• Full admission status defines a student who meets all requirements and will be admitted to the GTE program as a fully
admitted degree-seeking student.
• Conditional admission status defines a student whose GPA is below 3.0 and may be considered for conditional admis-
sion on the basis of strong evidence of the individual’s potential to succeed; one or more conditions may be stipulated,
but the student is permitted to enroll in classes and is eligible for financial aid.
• Special Student status defines an individual who wishes to enroll in a course but is not pursuing a masters degree, or
individuals not meeting admission criteria but who seek to demonstrate ability to do graduate work. Special students
must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution to be eligible to enroll in courses as special students.
Special students are not eligible for financial aid.
Full time: a minimum of 9 semester hours (3 courses) each semester
Part time: 3–6 semester hours (1–2 courses) each semester
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY
Full time and part time students are eligible for financial aid; special students are not eligible for financial aid.
The GTE program accepts up to six hours of transfer credit only if ALL the following conditions are met:
• The GTE director determines, on the basis of catalog and course materials submitted by the student, that the course con-
tent closely matches the content of the college’s graduate curriculum.
• The credit was earned in a regionally accredited graduate program.
• The credit was earned no earlier than three calendar years prior to the student’s admission to the program.
• The credit was earned before the student’s admission to the program.
Application for Admission
Please submit this page (front and back), additional admission requirements,
and your $40 application fee to Mary Baldwin College.
I. PERSONAL INFORMATION (please print or type)
Last First Middle Maiden
Street City State Zip
Home Telephone ________________________________________________ Work Telephone ______________________________________
E-mail________________________ Birth Date ________________ Social Security Number ______________________________________
U.S. Citizen: ❏ Yes ❏ No If no, country of citizenship ________________________________________________________________
Have you ever been convicted of a felony? ❏ Yes ❏ No
The information below will not be used in determining admission decisions or financial aid. This information will be used for adminis-
trative reporting in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Your answers are optional.
❏ American Indian/Alaskan ❏ Black, Non Hispanic ❏ Other ______________________________________
❏ Asian/Pacific Islander ❏ Hispanic ❏ White ❏ Non Hispanic ❏ Male ❏ Female
❏ Married ❏ Single ❏ Divorced ❏ Separated ❏ Widowed ❏ Number of Children ______
II. ADMISSION PLAN
I am applying for admission for (please check all that apply):
❏ Fall Semester 20___ ❏ Spring Semester 20___ ❏ Summer 20___
❏ Degree Seeking Student ❏ Special Student
I primarily plan to attend classes at the following location:
❏ Staunton campus ❏ Richmond Center ❏ Charlottesville campus ❏ Roanoke campus ❏ South Boston
Have you ever been certified to teach? ❏ Yes ❏ No If yes, date of certification ____________________________
If Yes, have you ever had a license revoked? ❏ Yes ❏ No
Do you hold a current license to teach? ❏ Yes ❏ No State of issue: ______________________________________
Endorsement areas ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Are you currently teaching? ❏ Yes ❏ No
Current Job Title ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Street City State Zip
III. MAT INFORMATION
Area of endorsement sought:
❏ Elementary (K-6) ❏ Add on: Special Education for the General Curriculum
❏ Middle grades (6-8) ❏ Add on: Gifted Education
❏ Special Education for the General Curriculum
IV. MEd INFORMATION
Please check the concentration area of interest (check all that apply):
❏ Leadership ❏ Special Education ❏ Undecided
❏ Gifted Education ❏ Environment-Based Learning
An interview with a member of the GTE program faculty is optional.
Have you been interviewed by a member of the GTE program faculty? ❏ Yes ❏ No
Name of Interviewer ____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Do you wish to schedule an interview? ❏ Yes ❏ No ❏ I will call for an interview appointment.
Please list all previous degrees and post-baccalaureate work you have completed:
Date Degree College/University Discipline Area
The following information is needed for MAT applicants:
1. SAT Scores: Verbal ________ Math ________ Test date: ________
2. ACT Score: ________ Test date: ________
3. PRAXIS I: Reading ________ Mathematics ________ Writing ________ General Knowledge ________
Communications Skills ________ Test date: ________
V. VOCATIONAL GOALS:
Related Experiences: Please list past experiences you have had related to your goals in graduate teacher education. (professional/personal
experiences, community volunteer efforts, etc.)
VI. PERSONAL STATEMENT:
An important component of the application is a clearly written, coherent statement that describes your intentions as a graduate student
and explains your reasons for pursuing the graduate degree. On separate paper, using a total of 500 words or less, please submit a typed
statement that reflects the following:
• Your professional goals and philosophy related to graduate study.
• Your rationale for undertaking graduate study at this times.
• What you believe is important for you to learn to become an effective leader in the field.
MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE HONOR SYSTEM
All students at Mary Baldwin College are required to commit themselves to the Honor System and to sign the Honor Pledge. If you are
able to make this commitment, please sign the pledge in the space provided.
Believing in the principles of student government, I pledge myself to uphold the ideals and regulations of the Mary Baldwin community.
I recognize the principles of honor and cooperation as the basis of our life together and shall endeavor faithfully to order my life accord-
ingly and to encourage others to fulfill the ideals of the honor system.
Signature ________________________________________________________________________ Date ____________________________
Mary Baldwin College does not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that men are admitted only as ADP and graduate students), race,
national origin, color, age, disability or sexual orientation in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, and
employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice President for Business and Finance, P.O. Box 1500, Mary Baldwin College,
Staunton, VA 24402; 540-887-7175.