Current students

Applications for graduate school admissions

Doctoral program applications: Unless otherwise noted in the program’s VCU Bulletin, we only have a fall admissions for our doctoral programs. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

Master’s and certificate program applications: Feb. 1 for summer and fall admissions, Oct. 1 for spring admission. Please check the VCU Bulletins to determine if program is restricted to fall only admissions. Our M.Ed. in counselor education, for instance, is fall admission only.

Important teacher preparation deadlines

The teacher preparation application deadline for spring 2016 admission is October 15, 2015.

Prospective Student Interns

If you plan to participate in your graduate teaching internship or student teaching, you must take and pass the VCLA (Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment) in addition to passing your Praxis II Content Area Test.
Passing scores must be submitted with your application for graduate teaching internship/student teaching on September 1st for spring placements and February 15th for fall placements!

*No exceptions can be made
Please contact Student Services Center or your advisor if you have further questions.
Links to the VCLA and Praxis testing sites are found below.

http://www.va.nesinc.com/
http://www.ets.org (go to Praxis II test area)

PRAXIS II Requirement

IMPORTANT UPDATE 1/14/09
Beginning July 1, 2009, students applying for the graduate teaching internship must submit passing Praxis II scores with their application. Please note, the Virginia Department of Education currently does not require the Praxis II test for special education majors. Passing scores have changed This link to VDOE provides all of the current and future information regarding the Praxis II test Click Here
Praxis II Dates and Deadlines
To register for the test, please call ETS at 1 800 772 9476 or visit www.ets.org.
Questions? Please contact Student Services at 804-827-2670

Clinical/Licensure

Effective July 1, 2013, an individual submitting an initial application for a license or a licensure renewal request must submit official documentation providing evidence of the completion of certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the use of automated external defibrillators. Written documentation must clearly indicate that all three topics (emergency first aid, CPR, AED) were included in the certification or training
Practicum Placements posted for Spring

February 1
Practicum Placements posted for Fall
September 1
Student Teaching Applications for Fall semester

BEFORE completing this application for your internship, you must meet the following requirements:

A. Applied for and been admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program.
B. Have taken and successfully passed one of the following six testing options:

1) PRAXIS I Test (reading/writing/math)
2) SAT (reading/writing/math)
3) ACT (reading/writing/math)
4) VCLA and Praxis I math subtest
5) VCLA and SAT math score
6) VCLA and ACT math score
**For minimum test score information, please see Appendix A (CLICK HERE).
C. If you have not previously taken the VCLA test, you must submit Passing VCLA and Praxis II content test scores with your application for internship.
D. Successfully completed or currently enrolled in the last Clinical Practicum required by your program.
E. Completed or currently enrolled in those courses that meet approved program requirements.
F. Fully admitted to graduate studies.
G. Overall 3.0 GPA on 500-600 graduate coursework.
H. Have a tuberculosis screening test and submit the results with your application.

Only complete applications will be accepted.
February 1
Student Teaching Applications for Spring semester

BEFORE completing this application for your internship, you must meet the following requirements:
A. Applied for and been admitted to the Teacher Preparation Program.
B. Have taken and successfully passed one of the following six testing options:
1) PRAXIS I Test (reading/writing/math)
2) SAT (reading/writing/math)
3) ACT (reading/writing/math)
4) VCLA and Praxis I math subtest
5) VCLA and SAT math score
6) VCLA and ACT math score

**For minimum test score information, please see Appendix A (CLICK HERE).

C. If you have not previously taken the VCLA test, you must submit Passing VCLA and Praxis II content test scores with your application for internship.

D. Successfully completed or currently enrolled in the last Clinical Practicum required by your program.
E. Completed or currently enrolled in those courses that meet approved program requirements.
F. Fully admitted to graduate studies.
G. Overall 3.0 GPA on 500-600 graduate coursework.
H. Have a tuberculosis screening test and submit the results with your application.

Only completed applications will be accepted.
September 1
Teacher Prep Applications for Fall Semester

Complete and submit two copies of this application and all attachments. Transfer students and students who hold Baccalaureate Degrees should submit unofficial transcripts from previously attended institutions. Applicants are responsible for securing a VCU unofficial transcript, which may be printed from e-services. An application is incomplete if any item on the form is left unanswered. All applicants to the Teacher Preparation program must present at least a 2.8 GPA and must submit passing standardized test scores with this application. **For minimum test score information, please see Appendix A (CLICK HERE).

Transfer students will not be admitted until they have completed one semester at VCU. Please return the completed application to the Student Services Center, Room 1037, Oliver Hall.

Only completed applications will be accepted.

April 1
Teacher Prep Applications for Spring Semester

Complete and submit two copies of this application and all attachments. Transfer students and students who hold Baccalaureate Degrees should submit unofficial transcripts from previously attended institutions. Applicants are responsible for securing a VCU unofficial transcript, which may be printed from e-services. An application is incomplete if any item on the form is left unanswered. All applicants to the Teacher Preparation program must present at least a 2.8 GPA and must submit passing standardized test scores with this application. **For minimum test score information, please see Appendix A (CLICK HERE). Transfer students will not be admitted until they have completed one semester at VCU. Please return the completed application to the Student Services Center, Room 1037, Oliver Hall.

Only completed applications will be accepted.
October 15
Student Teaching Orientation Mtg. for Fall

TBA August or Sept.
Student Teaching Orientation Mtg. for Spring
TBA Early January
Certification applications (3-4 weeks for processing)

May, August, and December

Internship Applications for Administration/Supervision

Fall internship April 15
Spring internship October 30
Summer internship March 15