Admission Requirements

M.Ed. and M.A.T. Admission Requirements

  1. Submit an application for admission.  

  2. Must have completed an appropriate baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and approved by the appropriate graduate program coordinator with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

  3. Submit all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from previously attended institutions to the Office of Graduate Studies.

  4. Official test scores from one of the following:􏰀  Graduate Record Exam (GRE), minimum combined score of 290; Miller Analogies Test (MAT), minimum score of 380; OR Tennessee’s minimum qualifying score(s) on the required major Praxis II tests for the student’s license. (Standardized test scores are waived as an entrance requirement for applicants who already hold a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and approved by the appropriate graduate program coordinator.) 

  5. Provide a personal essay specifying your goals and how the FHU program will help you meet those goals (300-500 words).

  6. Complete a successful background check (instructions here) or employer verification form.

  7. Complete a successful interview with the program director.

  8. Applicants for the M.Ed. in Instructional Leadership (either Administration and Supervision or Teacher Leadership) are required to provide evidence of three years of successful teaching experience, such as documentation from the State Department of Education or a letter from a principal.

  9. For students for whom English is a secondary language, official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores: 500 on the paper-based exam, 173 on the computer-based exam, or 61 on the internet-based exam.

Ed.S. and Ed.D. Admission Requirements

  1. Submit an application for admission.  

  2. Must have completed an appropriate master's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and approved by the appropriate graduate program coordinator with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

  3. Submit all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts from previously attended institutions to the Office of Graduate Studies.

  4. Provide evidence of three years of successful teaching experience, such as documentation from the State Department of Education or a letter from a principal.

  5. Complete a successful background check (instructions here) or employer verification form.

  6. Complete a successful interview with the program director.

  7. For students for whom English is a secondary language, official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum scores: 500 on the paper-based exam, 173 on the computer-based exam, or 61 on the internet-based exam.