Master of Education in Elementary Education

Academic Advisor

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Ms. Crystal Marshall Fall Semester: July 1 Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy


Spring Semester: November 1 Graduation Requirements
Phone: 229-259-5095

Summer Semester: April 1

Department of Elementary Education

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

Official transcript from your bachelor’s degree-granting school and from any graduate coursework

 (Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School)
  • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA** of 2.75 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
  • Must hold a clear/renewable, 4-year teaching certificate (T-4) in Early Childhood Education.
** Students whose cumulative undergraduate GPA falls below a 2.75 must submit acceptable scores on either the GRE or the MAT.

Graduate Record Exam**


Miller Analogies Test**

  • Minimum GRE Requirements:
    • Verbal score of 147 AND Quantitative score of 144.
  • Minimum MAT Requirement: 375
** Students who have a 2.75 undergraduate GPA on a 4.0 scale qualify for a test score exemption.

Distance Learning Exemption of the VSU Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence

(For applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • Must hold a clear/renewable teaching certificate at the 4-year level in Early Childhood Education to be eligible for admission consideration.

International Applicants 

This program is fully online. Due to Department of Homeland Security guidelines, student visas cannot be issued for fully online programs.

Prospective students whose first language is not English and those who completed coursework or degrees outside the U.S., please review the information below for specific information and guidelines.

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam or IELTS exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
  • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

Admission Classifications

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Converse Hall/Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100