Application Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose: depending on the program, this may take the form of Letter of Intent, Personal Statement, or Professional Autobiography.
  • Resume
  • 2 College of Education Recommendation Forms
  • Transcript(s) - if attended a non-graded institution, then GRE scores are also required
  • $55 Application Fee
    • Fee is automatically waived for SU alumni, faculty, and staff, active military, veterans, and spouses, former Americorps staff, and graduates of Jesuit universities
    • If the fee is a hardship, waivers may be requested after submitting the application

International Students and Non-Native English Speakers

Please see our International Students page for information about admissions and English proficiency requirements for international students and anyone for whom English in a non-native language.

Program Forms and Requirements

ProgramsGRE (Code 4695)  
MAT (Code 2287)
Additional Forms and ProceduresAdditional Requirements
Educational Leadership (EdD) Waived if graduate GPA is 3.25 or higher
  • Group interview
  • Academic writing sample
  • TOEFL waived if graduate GPA is 3.25 or higher
School Psychology Waived if graduate GPA is 3.25 or higher
  • Group interview
  • Minimum GPA
Educational Administration Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • Interview with a writing skills sample
  • Copy of valid Washington State Teacher Certificate (for Principal program)
  • Statement of purpose not required
Special Education Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • Copy of valid Washington State Teacher Certificate
  • One year of full-time teaching experience at K-12 level
School Counseling Required only for applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs
  • Group interview
  • Minimum GPA
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Required only for applicants from non-graded bachelor's degree programs
  • Group interview
  • Minimum GPA
Educating Non-Native English Speakers Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • Copy of valid Washington State Teacher Certification
 
Student Development Administration Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher  
  • Graduate Assistantship applicants must submit cover letter
Teacher Education (MIT), including MIT with Special Education Endorsement Waived if GPA is 3.0 or higher
  • Writing sample
  • Group interview
  • WEST-B Basic Skills Test
  • WEST-E/NES Endorsement Test
  • ACTFL Test
  • Appropriate Endorsement Verification Form(s)
  • Experience with school-age students
  • Resume not required

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Adult Education and Training (AEDT) are not currently accepting applications. For more information, contact us at coeadmissions@seattleu.edu.