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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Standards for admission to The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Doctor of Education (Ed. D. Degree) in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Educational Technology are based on multiple sources of evidence of an applicant’s qualifications, commitment to the program, and are comparable to those for doctoral programs in other disciplines and for Curriculum and Instruction in other universities. All applicant's must hold a baccalaureate and master’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a recognized international equivalent plus have three years of teaching experience.* The Doctor of Education program does not allow a candidate to go directly from a baccalaureate degree to an extended doctoral program.

Interested individuals need to have the following to begin the admission process:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. Verification of a master’s degree in Education or related field.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  4. GPA of 3.25 or higher on all graduate coursework.
  5. Submission of satisfactory GRE scores originating within the past five years.
  6. Five years of experience in education or related field.*
  7. Verification of three years of classroom teaching experience at an accredited institution.
  8. TOEFL passing score of 600 for the paper test and 100 for the internet based test for foreign applicants from non-English speaking countries.
  9. Statement of the applicant’s professional goals, experience and scholarly accomplishments, why you want to pursue this degree, possible research questions or topics of interest for pursuing research.  
  10. A résumé or vita.
  11. Letters of recommendation and completed forms from three professionals with first hand knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities and scholarly potential, i.e., professors, principals, peers, etc.

All final candidates for admission will be required to participate in the following:

  1. An interview with the Faculty Selection Committee.
  2. Writing sample (in English). Candidates will need to write a reaction paper on site. A rubric will be available in advance so applicants will know how the sample(s) will be reviewed.

* Admission will be considered for applicants who do not meet the customary GPA/GRE or other requirements but whose credentials indicate a good probability of success in doctoral study.

To be considered for admission, the student must file a completed admissions packet with the Graduate Studies Office by the posted deadline (See. Ed.D. Program Web Site for important dates). Final admission to the Doctoral program will be made by a selection committee comprised of School of Education faculty members.

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