Admissions

The Earlham Graduate Programs in Education aim to develop educators from a diversity of backgrounds who are passionate about teaching ad learning and the impact education can have on the world.

Learn more about how to apply to our programs, tuition and affordability, and what we look for in applicants.

How to apply

Each degree listed below provides instructions on how to apply for both domestic and international students:

Master of Arts in Teaching

Domestic students

  • Start an application for your program in Slate
  • Upload required materials, including an unofficial transcript from your last institution. (Students will need to provide official transcripts upon admission to the program)
  • Attend group interview with other applicants
  • Wait for admissions decision

International students

Acceptance deadline for international students is March 1st, meaning international students need to apply by February 15th

  • Contact admissions  ([email protected]) and let the department know you are applying as an international student
  • Submit English proficiency scores from any of the following: TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS
  • If scores are accepted, start an application for your program in Slate
  • Upload required materials, including an unofficial transcript from your last institution. (Students will need to provide official transcripts upon admission to the program)
  • Attend group interview with other applicants
  • Wait for admissions decision

Master in Education (not Graduate Assistant)

Domestic students

  • Start an application for your program in Slate
  • Upload required materials, including an unofficial transcript from your last institution. (Students will need to provide official transcripts upon admission to the program)
  • Attend group interview with other applicants
  • Wait for admissions decision

International students

Acceptance deadline for international students is March 1st, meaning international students need to apply by February 15th

  • Contact admissions ([email protected]) and let the department know you are applying as an international student
  • Submit English proficiency scores from any of the following: TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS
  • If scores are accepted, start an application for your program in Slate
  • Upload required materials, including an unofficial transcript from your last institution. (Students will need to provide official transcripts upon admission to the program)
  • Attend group interview with other applicants
  • Wait for admissions decision

Master in Education (Graduate Assistant)

Domestic students

  • Contact the coach you are interested in being a GA for
  • Complete GA application with athletics
  • If accepted by coach, begin an application with your program in Slate
  • Upload required materials, including an unofficial transcript from your last institution. (Students will need to provide official transcripts upon admission to the program)
  • Attend group interview with other applicants
  • Wait for admissions decision

International students

Acceptance deadline for international students is March 1st, meaning international students need to apply by February 15th.

  • Contact the coach you are interested in being a GA for
  • Complete GA application with athletics
  • Contact admissions ([email protected]) and let the department know you are applying as an international student
  • Submit English proficiency scores from any of the following: TOEFL, Duolingo, or IELTS
  • If accepted by coach and proficiency scores are accepted by admissions, begin an application with your program in Slate
  • Upload required materials, including an unofficial transcript from your last institution. (Students will need to provide official transcripts upon admission to the program)
  • Attend group interview with other applicants
  • Wait for admissions decision

Guidelines and requirements

The M.A.T. and M.Ed. programs seek to admit individuals who have the competence and commitment to be outstanding educators and who value the principles and practices that inform the programs.

Both programs accept applications from graduates of Earlham and actively seek graduates from other institutions.

A selection committee of G.P.E faculty and admissions officers assess applicants for both programs using the pieces of the application listed below. Before concluding the application process, applicants are invited to campus to participate in an interview.

Candidate fit and readiness for the programs are assessed through:

  • Personal statement (essay)
  • Interview
  • Grade point average (at least 3.0 in either major or overall course work is desired)
  • Standardized test scores (for M.A.T. only) (CASA or other alternatives)
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a college professor)
  • Resume
  • Transcript review to assess the breadth and depth of student preparation

Commitment to the cohort and the program’s principles and dispositions for teaching are evaluated mainly through analyses of the application essay, interviews and letters of recommendation. We also seek candidates who have positive experiences in working with youth as one other means of confirming their desire and capacity to become an educator.

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The beautiful Earlham College campus will be the setting for your classes–and as a graduate student, you’ll have access to many of the same facilities and perks that undergraduate students enjoy.

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