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Master of Arts in Teaching Admissions

*Application Priority Dates

Fall: August 1
Spring: November 15
Summer: May 1
Intern Program: March 1
MNPS Residency Program: April 15
Math Residency Program: July 15

 *Those applying by priority dates will be given first priority in placements. Qualified applicants will continue to be accepted after priority dates.

Admissions Checklist

  • Application Form: Apply Online using the BU4U application portal. 
  • Application Fee: A $50 non-refundable application fee is required. 
  • Official Transcripts: Request official transcripts from all previous colleges. You may request official hard copies to be mailed, or they may be sent using a secure third party electronic service, if your institution participates (i.e. parchment, student clearinghouse, etc.).  Please allow 4-6 weeks for all official transcripts to be received and processed.  Official hard copies should be mailed to Belmont University, Office of Admissions, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN  37212. Electronic copies should be sent to  An undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 is required for admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
  • Recommendations: Contact two individuals for professional recommendations. These may be completed after the application fee has been submitted, and are listed under the Supplemental Items section.  Recommendations are done entirely through the BU4U portal through email. 
  • Resume: A professional resume is required, and is uploaded through your BU4U portal as a supplemental item.
  • Interview: You may be contacted for an interview with a faculty member from the College of Education. 

International Students:  Non US citizen applicants must satisfy one of the English language proficiency requirements  (i.e. TOEFL, Duolingo, etc.) before an admissions decision can be made. The list of acceptable options may be found HERE International applicants with college level course work from foreign institutions must have transcripts evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service, such as World Education Services or Joseph Silny & Associates.  Any questions related to immigration paper work should be directed to International Student and Scholar Services.

Application Status: Applicants are admitted on a rolling admissions pattern and 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 portal.

Tuition Information: Determine total cost per semester for courses in the Master of Arts in Teaching program using the graduate Cost Estimator.

After being offered admission to Belmont, you may secure your enrollment with a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $150. This deposit will be applied to first semester charges.   

Contact Hallie Caddy, Graduate Admissions Coordinator, if you have questions or need assistance.