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Initial Adolescence & Special Education - Admissions & Application

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. 2.75 ) A transcript review by an Admissions Counselor is required to determine if any additional classes are needed for enrollment.
  • Recommendations - Two professional recommendations needed; please send us the form from the application, along with recommendation letter

Enrollment Periods:

  • January (spring semester)
    • November 1st deadline to apply
  • September (fall semester)
    • June 1st deadline to apply

Application Checklist

  • My application is complete (APPLY ONLINE)
  • For paper applications only, I have enclosed the $35 application fee (make checks payable to RWC)
  • I have enclosed my writing sample
  • I have enclosed my resume
  • I have requested two official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended. They will be sent directly to the Admissions Coordinator in Graduate Teacher Education at RWC.
  • I have requested two professional recommendations (letters and forms) be sent directly to the Admissions Coordinator in Graduate Teacher Education at RWC

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