Master of Teaching in Deaf and Hard Hearing Education (Online)

Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Nanci Scheetz Fall Semester: July 15

Retention/Dismissal/Readmission Policy

Email: nascheet@valdosta.edu Spring Semester: November 15

Graduation Requirements

Phone: 229-333-5611

Summer Semester: April 15

Department of Middle, Secondary, Reading & Deaf Education Website

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee $35 (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

One Official Transcript from each institution where you have previously enrolled (undergraduate and graduate).

(Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at VSU will be obtained by the Graduate School

      • Must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally- accredited institution.
      • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 Scale. GPA will be calculated on all attempted undergraduate coursework in which a letter grade was awarded.
      • Transcripts must document a content concentration consisting of fifteen (15) semester hours of academic content that conforms with the GAPSC preparation requirements for content concentrations in middle grades.
      • Before taking some of the core courses in the program, students must provide verification of the SLPI (Speech Language Proficiency Interview) at an Intermediate Level. 

Graduate Record Exam

or 

Miller Analogies Test

  • Minimum GRE Requirements:
    • 750 overall (Verbal score plus either Quantitative score or Analytical score) with a Verbal score no less than 350.
  • Minimum MAT Requirement: 375

VSU Medical Form

Page 1 of Medical Form

Page 2 of Medical Form

  • The form must be completed and signed by the student/applicant.
  • This form must be received prior to enrollment, NOT prior to admission.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled, and those who attended VSU in the past, are not required to resubmit the Medical Form

Verification of Lawful Presence

(Effective Fall 2011 for applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • Transcripts must document a content concentration consisting of fifteen (15) semester hours of academic content that conforms with the GAPSC preparation requirements for content concentrations in middle grades.
  • To complete the program students must be working in a classroom, or be able to spend 20 hours per week as a classroom volunteer or para-professional, with a deaf/hard of hearing student population.

  • Individuals seeking initial teacher certification can obtain certification and the Master's degree through this program. 

  • Individuals who already hold clear, renewable teaching certification are not eligible for this program. Please contact the program coordinator with any questions.

  • Before entering the program, prospective students must demonstrate proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).  Prerequisite coursework at the undergraduate level may be required. Additionally, before taking some of the core courses in the program, students must provide verification of the SLPI (Speech Language Proficiency Interview) at an Intermediate Level.  Before applying, applicants should contact the program coordinator for details.

      International Applicants 

      The M.A.T. program is fully online. Due to Homeland Security guidelines, student visas cannot be issued for fully online programs.

      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Exam – Applicants whose first language is not English (based on country of citizenship) must submit official scores on the TOEFL exam. International applicants whose first language is not English but who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement.

      • Evaluation of International Transcripts - Applicants who have completed coursework at an institution outside of the United States must submit a course-by-course evaluation of the coursework.  This transcript evaluation must be completed by an international education credentials evaluation service such as Josef Silny, ECE, etc.  The transcript evaluation does not replace the transcript requirement. Official transcripts are still required.

      Admission Classification and Evaluation Scale

      College of Education M.Ed. Admission Evaluation Scale

      MAT or GRE Points GPA Points
      405+ 950+ =35 Points 3.5+ =35 Points
      396-404 900-949 =30 Points 3.25-3.49 =30 Points
      391-395 850-899 =25 Points 3.00-3.24 =25 Points
      386-390 800-849 =20 Points 2.75-2.99 =20 Points
      375-385 750-799 =15 Points 2.50-2.74 =15 Points
      Test Score Point Subtotal=
      GPA Point Subtotal=
      Total = (Test score points + GPA points)
       
      Recommendation Guidelines for Admission
      40+ points
      30-39 points
      Below 30
       
      Will be considered for regular admission
      Will be considered for probationary admission
      Admission Denied