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Admissions Requirements and Deadlines

Admissions to the Master of Arts will be determined by the Department of Education in the College of Professional Studies. The department will consider any materials that an applicant presents, but a completed application must include all listed below and will not be considered until a file is complete.

  • Completed OLLU application and  for admissions (no application fee)
  • Official and sealed transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where a degree was conferred; student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) on undergraduate work attempted for the baccalaureate degree and 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours
  • Content hours: 12 credit hours in subject area/15 credit hours for Math or Science 7-12 certification
  • Résumé
  • Copy of Driver’s License or State issued ID (needs to match the name student wants on their certification)
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources (submitted online through application site)
  • Philosophy of Teaching Statement 
  • Questionnaire
  • Texas Educator - Code of Ethics
  • FERPA Consent to Release Educational Records and Information form
  • Pre-Admission Content Test (PACT) is required to be taken and passed if applicant has a GPA below 2.75 or has insufficient content hours (12 or 15 credit hrs. in subject/content area)
  • Diagnostic Practice Exam - Contact Sharon Chapman at, to schedule a date; there is no cost for this exam; strictly for diagnostic purposes
  • Interview with faculty
  • $10 fee for a criminal background check and $35 TEA technology fee will be required once admitted; if applicant feels there is something in their background that may hinder a field experience, clinical teaching or internship placement, it is recommended that a background check be completed prior to admission

Admission Deadline

NEW SPRING Start! -- Classes beginning in Jan. 2024
Priority application deadline:  Dec. 1, 2023