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Admissions at a Glance

Entrance Semesters
Fall and Summer
Merit Deadline
February 1
Application Deadlines

Summer 2021 Merit Deadline: February 1
Summer 2021 Priority Deadline: March 6
Summer 2021 Final Deadline: April 3
Summer 2021 Start of Classes: May 11

Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: June 12
Fall 2021 Final Deadline: July 10
Fall 2021 Start of Classes: August 24

Required Materials
Statement of Purpose
Transcripts
2 Letters of Recommendation
Resume

Praxis CORE (or equivalencies) is not required for admission. 
All admitted students are required to take Praxis CORE (or equivalencies) by graduation with the strong recommendation to take by end of first semester. The DC teacher licensing agency sets passing scores as: Reading 156, Writing 162, and Math 150. To submit Praxis, use school code: 5007 (no department code). Praxis scores can take up to six weeks to arrive after the test date. See Educator Testing Flyer here or visit the OSSE website for additional test types.

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Sample Programs of Study

  • One Year / Three Semesters

    Summer

    EDU 606: Theories & Methods in Diagnostic and Prescriptive Math
    EDU 607: Learning and the Brain
    EDU 620: Theories of Educational Psychology and Human Development
    EDU 643: Foundations of Special Education for Exceptional Children

    *This summer session can be taken as the first semester with a summer start or as the third semester with a fall start.


    Fall

    EDU 645: Learning Disabilities I
    EDU 654: Methods of Managing Pupils with Behavior Disorders
    EDU 671: Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)
     

    Spring

    EDU 605: Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Disabilities
    EDU 644: Language Development and Remediation
    EDU 646: Learning Disabilities II
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)
  • Two Years / Five Semesters

    Fall

    EDU 654: Methods of Managing Pupils with Behavior Disorders
    EDU 665: Overview of All Exceptionalities: The Arts in Special Education


    Spring

    EDU 605: Psycho-educational Assessment for Learning Disabilities
    EDU 644: Language Development and Remediation


    Summer

    EDU 606: Theories & Methods in Diagnostic and Prescriptive Math
    EDU 607: Learning and the Brain
    EDU 620: Theories of Educational Psychology and Human Development


    Fall

    EDU 645: Learning Disabilities I
    EDU 671: Foundations of Reading: Diagnosis and Remediation
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)
     

    Spring

    EDU 646: Learning Disabilities II
    EDU 792: In Service Training Project (1 credit)