Initial Childhood and Special Education - Admissions & Application

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Please note: Incomplete admissions paperwork will be retained for two years in the Graduate Education Office.

Application Requirements

  • Writing Sample - Please attach an essay of 300-500 words explaining why you are seeking admission to this program. Include how this program will help achieve your personal and/or career goals.

  • Resume - Please attach a one page professional resume highlighting your professional experience. Please include teaching, coaching or mentoring experiences.

  • Transcripts - One official transcript from all colleges/universities attended. (Minimum G.P.A. 3.0.) A transcript review by an Admissions Counselor is required to determine if any additional classes are needed for enrollment.
    NOTE: All official transcripts can be sent via mail to Roberts Wesleyan University "ATTN: AGE Admissions Office" 2301 Westside Drive Rochester, NY 14624

  • Recommendations - Two professional recommendations needed.

NOTE: The following may be required at the discretion of the program:

    • A personal interview with program director or a graduate faculty member

    • Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) if English is not that applicant's first language

Application Checklist

  • My application is complete (APPLY ONLINE)

  • I have enclosed my writing sample

  • I have enclosed my resume

  • I have requested an official transcript from all colleges/universities attended. They will be sent directly to the Admissions Coordinator in Graduate Teacher Education at Roberts.

  • I have requested two professional recommendations (letters and forms) be sent directly to the Admissions Coordinator in Graduate Teacher Education at Roberts Wesleyan University

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Application Questions:

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