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CEHD waives GRE requirements for select programs

On Oct. 18, 2016, Georgia State University’s College of Education & Human Development announced that the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) has been removed as an admission requirement for 22 master’s degree programs, including its Master of Arts degree, nine Master of Arts in Teaching degrees, 10 Master of Education degrees, and one Master of Science degree.

The decision was approved by a university special committee, appointed by the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs, in an effort to remove barriers to applicants applying, primarily, to the college’s graduate programs in educator preparation and teacher leadership.

Applicants can submit their application for upcoming application terms for the following approved master’s programs to qualify for the new GRE policy change:

  • M.A. Creative and Innovative Education
  • M.A.T. English Education
  • M.A.T. English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • M.A.T. English to Speakers of Other Languages Online
  • M.A.T. Health and Physical Education
  • M.A.T. Mathematics Education
  • M.A.T. Middle Level Education
  • M.A.T. Science Education
  • M.A.T. Social Studies Education
  • M.A.T. Special Education
  • M.Ed. Early Childhood Education-UACM
  • M.Ed. Educational Leadership
  • M.Ed. Elementary Education
  • M.Ed. English Education
  • M.Ed. Health and Physical Education
  • M.Ed. Literacy Education
  • M.Ed. Mathematics Education
  • M.Ed. Mathematics Education Online
  • M.Ed. Reading, Language, and Literacy Education Online
  • M.Ed. Science Education Online
  • M.Ed. Social Studies Education
  • M.S. Instructional Design and Technology Online

“For nearly a decade, we, like colleges of education across the country, have experienced a significant decrease in the number of students entering our graduate programs. This trend has been especially evident in our teacher preparation programs,” said CEHD Dean Paul Alberto.

“In light of this continuing decline, we have implemented several strategies to increase enrollment over the last two years. Removing the GRE as an admission requirement is one tactic to remove a barrier we believe will encourage individuals who want to teach in P-12 school settings to apply to our educator preparation graduate programs, and motivate full-time teachers to advance their knowledge and become teacher leaders in our master of education programs.”

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