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Master of Arts in Teaching Admissions

All applications for admission to the Master of Arts in teaching program are considered ready for review after the following materials listed have been submitted to the Graduate Studies Office:

  • Completed online or paper application; nonrefundable $60 application fee or waiver required. Online payment is available through Paypal.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*, in sealed envelopes or sent electronically from the institution directly to Meredith College.
  • Two completed recommendation forms from professionals who can speak to your work ethic or academic ability within your area of work or study, available to submit electronically through the online application portal or in printable form. 
  • Official report of scores of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service, target score of 148 verbal and 150 quantitative, with analytical score of 4.0. GRE Waiver request available.
  • Statement of Work Experience (resume or C.V.).
  • Responses to essay questions.

* If the original transcripts are not in English, a certified translation into English is required.  In addition, a course-by-course evaluation of the applicant's academic documents compiled by an independent academic credential evaluation provider will be requested for any post-secondary work or Commonwealth advanced level examinations taken outside the United States.  Meredith recommends a member organization of The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AIEC), National Assocation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), AACRAO International Education Services (IES), or World Education Services, Inc. (WES) for translation and evaluation services.

International and permanent resident applicants must also submit:

Non-native English speakers and/or applicants whose principal language of instruction has not been English must submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, reported directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS); or official scores from International English Language Testing System (IELTS) reported directly from The College does not accept any other English language tests.  Scores must not be more than one year old, unless the student has been enrolled full-time in an accredited American college or university in the interim.

The required minimum total score on the exams are:

  • The paper-based TOEFL exam = 550 (with a minimum section score of 50 in all sections)
  • The internet-based TOEFL exam = 80 (with a minimum section score of 20 in all sections)
  • The computer-based TOEFL exam = 213
  • The IELTS exam = 6.5

The TOEFL Bulletin of Information is available at American embassies and consulates, or can be obtained by writing: TOEFL, CN 6155, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6155, or online at

The IELTS application information can be obtained by writing: IELTS International, 825 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90041, or online at

International students must also present copies of the following forms to the Graduate Programs Office:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-94 card, Arrival/Departure Record
  • I-20
  • Alien Registration Number (permanent resident only)
  • Financial statement showing resources for a one year period
  • Proof of health insurance

Applicants holding F-1 visas must list the school or college they have permission to attend and submit a copy of their current I-20 form. The College will assist them in the preparation of a new I-20 form, if applicable. Admission of a foreign student who requires an F-1 visa is conditional until the proper visa is obtained. A student must be admitted to the graduate program to receive an I-20.

Application Deadlines
April 1 (Summer and Early Fall decision)
July 1 ( Fall Final decision)
November 1 (Spring decision)

Once a complete application has been received, you may be contacted to schedule an interview.

Please mail all materials to:
Graduate Programs Office
Meredith College
3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607-5298

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Sharon Davis

(919) 760-8316

Strong Story | Larissa Byrant

After graduating with her MAT, Larissa Bryant, ’13, was well prepared to become a teacher and to have a positive impact on her students’ future.

Strong Story | Larissa Byrant

After graduating with her MAT, Larissa Bryant, ’13, was well prepared to become a teacher and to have a positive impact on her students’ future.

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