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Teacher Education | FAQ

When is the application deadline?
If you are applying for a merit award, the deadline is February 1st. Otherwise, admission is rolling, so there is no deadline.

Where can I find information about merit awards and financial aid?
http://www.american.edu/cas/admissions/financial_aid.cfm

Do I have to take the GRE?

If you are planning to apply to either the MAT or MEd programs, the GRE is required. If you are planning to apply to the certificate program, you do not need to take the GRE.

Is there a minimum GRE score?

No, we consider the whole application when making admissions decisions.

Do I have to take the Praxis Core?

If you are applying to the MAT or certificate programs, you will need to take the Praxis Core in order to be admitted.

Is there a minimum Praxis Core score?
Yes, you must earn a passing score. The DC teacher licensing agency sets passing scores as Reading 156, Writing 162, and Math 150.

How can I sign up to take these tests?

Visit the Educational Testing Service website

What are the Praxis and GRE school codes?
GRE: 8439
Praxis: 5007

How do I apply?
For information about the application process as well as the necessary forms, visit the CAS Graduate Admissions website

I am an alumnus of the teacher education program and need a verification form completed for a teaching position. What do I do?
Please send your verification form to Amy Simonsen at simonsen@american.edu. Your verification form will be completed within 3 business days.