How to Apply

What are the admission requirements?

  • Online Application
  • Completed undergraduate degree.
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate and graduate work sent directly from academic institution to the Admissions Coordinator in the Graduate Education Office at Asbury University.
  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Copy of teaching certificate (if required for your program).
  • Praxis or GRE scores (if required for your program).
  • Character & Fitness Form
  • 3 professional references submitted on the forms provided: 1 employer, 1 professor, 1 personal (not a family member).
  • TOEFL - minimum score of 550 on Paper-Based Test (PBT) or 80 on Internet-Based Test (iBT) for international students.

Do I have to take an exam (such as the Praxis or GRE) for admission?

Testing requirements for admission depend on the program:

  • All Regular Certification tracks: Passing Praxis scores required from your initial certification.
  • Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English, Social Studies, French, Latin, and Spanish Alternative Certification: Passing Praxis scores in your content area required.
  • Special Education Alternative Certification: No scores required for initial admission; passing score on first LBD Praxis II exam required for continuation after completion of approximately 15-20 credit hours.
  • English as a Second Language Alternative Certification: No scores required for intial admission.

Application Forms

If you prefer to apply on paper rather than online, please download the required forms below.

Financial Aid Information

Students must submit a FAFSA to determine the federal aid for which they may qualify. If you wish to receive federal financial aid, you must complete a Graduate Aid Application form (2012-2013). This will need to be done each year and your FAFSA form will need to be kept up to date. These two forms will enable the Financial Aid Office to complete your financial aid award. Forms must be signed and returned to the Financial Aid Office in order to complete the process. In addition, some grants and loan forgiveness programs may be available depending on your selected program of study. See the Financial Information Sheets posted below for more details. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

What are the Principal Licensure Program admission requirements?

  • Online Application
  • Professional Portfolio submitted with the application:
    • Letter from applicant that documents ability to improve student achievement and exhibit both leadership and advanced knowledge of curiculum, instruction and assessment
    • Letters of recommendation from applicant's principal, supervisor, and/or colleague (minimum of 2 of the 3 options)
    • Teacher Evaluation Summary completed by School or District Supervisor
    • Personal statement of career goals
  • Official transcripts showing masters degree and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater (these must be sent directly from the credit-granting institutions)
  • Copy of current teaching licensure (must have at least three years experience)
  • Character and Fitness form
  • Selective Interview Process
  • TOEFL - minimum score of 550 on Paper-Based Test (PBT) or 80 on Internet-Based Test (iBT) for international students.