Admission standards are set by the Graduate School of the University of Florida, the College of Education, the School of Teaching & Learning, and the program area to which you are applying. This web page provides you with the Graduate School, College of Education, and School of Teaching & Learning minimums. You need to carefully check your program area web page to see the specific admission requirements for that area.
- GPA: A minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all upper-division (the last 60 credits) undergraduate work
- GRE: An acceptable score on the General Test of the Graduate Records Examination (GRE). We will consider applications from individuals who have acceptable scores on both the verbal and quantitative sections. We holistically evaluate all applications, and the score on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE are considered data points of information about the applicant.
- Recommendations: Three letters of recommendation from university faculty
- Statement of purpose: Explain why this degree would enable you to meet your career goals and how this specific specialist program in the School of Teaching & Learning at UF enables you to best reach these goals. Your statement of purpose is considered as your writing sample and why you are not required to take the essay component of the GRE.
For applicants to the Educational Technology or Teacher Leadership for School Improvement programs:
- submit a resume in which you indicate your current professional employment and career goals.
Every program area admissions review committee evaluates applicants’ folders holistically. Each piece of data included in your admissions folder is considered one data point and we carefully look at all of the evidence before making an admissions decision.
Again, please note that the requirements here are the minimal requirements. You should explore your program area for additional admission requirements for the specialist degree.