Admission Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program

 

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, an undergraduate degree seeking student must meet the following requirements:

 

  • File a declaration of intent to major in an area of licensure with the Academic Advising Center. 
  • Complete a minimum of 30 cumulative semester hours, with at least 12 hours earned at Gardner-Webb. 
  • Complete the Application for Admission to Teacher Education. Applications are due the first Monday in October and the first Monday in March. (See calendar dates listed on course schedule).
  • Have a minimum 2.50 grade point average on all college or university work. 
  • Complete EDUC 250 with a grade of C or better. The Teacher Education Handbook provides specific guidelines for the student.
  • Obtain the minimum scores currently required by State Board of Education on the Praxis I examinations or equivalent SAT or ACT scores. These scores are subject to change by the State Board of Education. Applicants must satisfy the score requirements in effect at the time of admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
  • Successfully complete the Teacher Education Program Interview. Sample interview questions


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Degree Completion Program (formerly GOAL)

 

Candidates for admission into the program must have an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal/General Studies or a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree from a regionally accredited institution.  All interested candidates will follow the admission procedures for University day students and must be fully admitted into the University.  For admissions information, contact the Admissions Office.



The Admissions Office telephone number is (704) 406-4625 or (866) 498-4625.  

 

After being admitted into Gardner-Webb University, candidates must also complete the requirements for admission into the Teacher Education Program which includes the following: 

  • A cumulative 2.50 grade point average after the first two semesters of work;
  • Achieving passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) within the first two semesters of work or meet the SBE alternative requirements; and
  • Completing the other requirements that are published in the Teacher Education Handbook.

 

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Graduate Program


Students may enter at the beginning of any semester or summer term. To apply for initial admission to graduate study, the applicant should hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum 2.50 grade point average and:

  1. Submit an application. 
  2. Arrange for an official transcript of all previous academic work beyond high school to be sent directly from each institution attended. The Privacy Act requires that each student request in writing that transcripts be released to the Graduate School Office.
  3. Arrange for submission of scores on the NTE or PRAXIS II Subject Assessment, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT). GRE and MAT scores must be submitted by the publisher. 
  4. Submit three professional references on Gardner-Webb Graduate School reference forms. 
  5. Provide evidence of "A" level North Carolina Teacher's license or equivalent. 

 

When all documents have been received, the Dean of the Graduate School and the chair or coordinator of the program area will evaluate them. Students are notified of their admission status as soon as possible after completing the admissions process. Because of the confidential nature of some items required for admission, the University reserves the right to reject any applicant without stating a reason.

 

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Post Graduate Program


Applicants must hold an entry-level license in school administration, possess a master's degree, and have a minimum of three years successful administrative/teaching experience.

  1. Complete the paper application, including a copy of your current school administrator's license. To request an application, please submit an information request.
  2. Attach a $40.00 non-refundable application fee, either check or money order - no cash. 
  3. Contact five (5) people who know your work as an educator or graduate student and your potential fill out the recommendation form, put it in a sealed envelope, and sign across the seal. (Be sure you have filled out the top part of the reference form first.) You must collect and send these five unopened envelopes with your application. 
  4. Arrange to have an official transcript of all master's level work sent to you in an envelope sealed by the registrar. Include the sealed envelope(s) with your application. 
  5. Write a personal essay explaining your purpose in wanting to earn a doctoral degree in educational leadership. 
  6. Arrange to take the Graduate Record Exam (General Test) and have those scores sent to the Graduate School Office from the testing agency. 

 

Please enclose items 1-5 above in a large envelope and mail to Graduate Admissions.

 

When your application folder is complete, it will be sent to the School of Education for admission consideration. Applicants with the highest profile ranking will be invited to participate in interviews with the Ed.D. Admissions Committee.

  

Admission Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution. Applicant must have a 3.0 or better grade point average in all Master's level work.
  • Applicants must submit three letters of reference including one from the candidate's immediate supervisor.
  • Applicants must possess excellent interpersonal skills as reflected in the letters of reference.
  • Applicants must submit an official transcript for all Master's level work from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of three years of experience in their profession.
  • Applicants must submit either a MAT or GRE score that is current to the previous five years.

 

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Traditional Undergraduate Program

Name: Dr. Doug Eury
E-mail
: deury@gardner-webb.edu
Phone: (704) 406-4402

 

GOAL-Adult & Continuing Education

Name: Dr. Lane Wesson
E-mail
: lwesson@gardner-webb.edu
Local Phone
: (704) 761-5021

 

Graduate Program

Name:  Mr. Lamont Reeves
E-mail
: lreeves@gardner-webb.edu
Local Phone
: (704) 406-3987
Toll Free Phone
: (877) 498-4723
Fax
: (704) 406-3895

 

Post Graduate Program

Name: Mr. Lamont Reeves
E-mail
: lreeves@gardner-webb.edu
Local Phone
: (704) 406-3987
Toll Free Phone
: (877) 498-4723
Fax
: (704) 406-3895