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Master of Arts in Teaching Admissions

Application Deadlines 

Fall: July 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: May 1
Intern Program: March 1
Residency Program: March 1

Admissions Checklist

  • Application Form: Apply Online on the Graduate Admissions webpage by the deadlines listed above.
  • Application Fee: You must submit a $50 non-refundable application fee with your application materials.
  • Official Transcripts:  Request official transcripts from all previous colleges that you have attended by calling your school or ordering them online. We must receive them in the original sealed envelope sent from the colleges. Please allow 4-6 weeks for all official transcripts to be received. Transcripts may be sent electronically or by hard copies mailed to: Belmont University, Office of Admissions, 1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN  37212. An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 is required for admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
  • Test Scores: Official scores of one of the following standardized tests is required: GRE (Graduate Record Examination), MAT (Miller Analogies Test), ACT, SAT or passing scores on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators combined tests (5752). Please allow 4-6 weeks for all test scores to be received. Applicants’ GRE or MAT score must be in at least the 50th percentile. Please enter the Belmont University institution code 1058. Belmont University provides online support and resources for students preparing for their Praxis test(s). For Praxis support resources, please contact Dr. Darcie Finch for more information.
  • Recommendations: After submitting your application, you will select two individuals to provide a recommendation for your candidacy through your application portal.
  • Resume: A professional resume is required as part of the application supplemental items.
  • Essay: A one-page essay (Letter of Intent) on your personal teaching philosophy and goals.
  • Interview: You will be contacted for an interview with the Director of your program of interest.

International Students: International applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting official TOEFL scores (required minimum of 550 PBT or 80 iBT) or by successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 112. International applicants with college level course work from foreign institutions must have their transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as World Education Services ( or Joseph Silny & Associates ( In order to be issued an I-20 for the desired entry term, international applicants must be admitted no later than June 1 in order to begin enrollment in the fall.

Application Status: Applicants are accepted on a rolling admissions pattern. You will be notified of the admissions committee's decision shortly after the admissions requirements are completed. To check on the status of your application, check your BU4U account.

Tuition Information: Click here to determine your total estimated costs per semester for courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

After being offered admission to Belmont, you must submit a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $150 ($3,000 for international students) payable to Belmont University which will be applied to the first semester charges.

Admissions questions? Contact Amy Hodge