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Applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching-Elementary Education program must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. While application materials do not need to be sent in one complete package, a complete application to this graduate program includes the following required materials:

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal Statement (Topic given in application)
  • Official and original transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, or if you have completed a Master’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above,  no entrance exams are required. However, if your cumulative undergraduate GPA or graduate level GPA  is below 3.0, one of the following entrance exams must be taken, and an official score report showing the appropriate minimum scores must be submitted:
    1. Official Praxis I PPST
      • Math – Minimum 179
      • Reading – Minimum 179
      • Writing – Minimum 177
    2. Praxis I C-PPST: Composite score of 535 with no individual test score more than 3 points below the minimum shown above
    3. SAT (Within last 5 years): Composite score of 1150 (Minimum of 530 Verbal and 530 Math)
    4. ACT (Within last 5 years) with minimum of 24 Reading and 20 Math
    5. GRE 800 Scale Test (Within last 5 years) with a Composite score of 1100 (Minimum of 465 Verbal and 584 Quantitative)
      GRE 170 Scale Test (Within last 5 years) with a Composite score of 300 (Minimum of 151 Verbal and 147 Quantitative)

Applicants must also undergo a personal interview; please contact Lisa Benjamino in the office of the Dean of the School of Education at (401) 254-3309 to schedule an interview after you have submitted all your application materials to the Office of Graduate Admission.

International applicants should also read through this page for additional requirements.

All documents to be mailed should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

For more information, or if you have questions about the application process please contact us at any time.

Gordon School Teacher Residency Program

Applicants to the Gordon School Teacher Residency program must hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. While application materials do not need to be sent in one complete package, a complete application to this graduate program includes the following required materials:

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Personal Statement (Topic given in application)
  • Official and original transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • If your cumulative undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or above, no entrance exams are required. However, if your cumulative undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, one of the following entrance exams must be taken, and an official score report showing the appropriate minimum scores must be submitted:
    1. Official Praxis I PPST
      • Math – Minimum 179
      • Reading – Minimum 179
      • Writing – Minimum 177
    2. Praxis I C-PPST: Composite score of 535 with no individual test score more than
    3. points below the minimum shown above
    4. SAT (Within last 5 years): Composite score of 1150 (Minimum of 530 Verbal and 530 Math)
    5. ACT (Within last 5 years) with minimum of 24 Reading and 20 Math
    6. GRE (Within last 5 years) with a Composite score of 1100 (Minimum of 465 Verbal and 584 Quantitative)

Applicants should complete the Information Form below and contact Lynn Bowman at residency@gordonschool.org or (401) 434-3833 to schedule an interview and a tour of the Gordon School.

International applicants should also read through this page for additional requirements.

All documents to be mailed should be sent directly to:

Office of Graduate Admission
1 Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809

For more information, or if you have questions about the application process please contact us at any time.