Master of Arts in Teaching Application Instructions

Students may apply to begin the Master of Arts in Teaching program in either the fall or spring term. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an area other than education.

Fall Admission Deadlines:

  • March 1 (Early Decision)
  • May 1 (Regular Decision)

Spring Admission Deadline:

  • December 1 (Regular Decision)

Applications will be accepted after the regular decision deadline on a space-available basis.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the following information:

  • TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts of your academic work from each college or university that you have attended, including Rollins College (if appropriate), regardless of whether or not coursework from one institution is listed on another school transcript. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0+ is recommended. Official electronic transcripts may be sent to
  • TEST SCORES: A passing score on the General Knowledge Test (GK) is required for admission as a degree-seeking student. Students must pass all four subtests—Essay, English Language Skills, Reading, and Mathematics. Please designate Rollins College (5572) as a recipient of your score report when registering for a testing date at

  • RECOMMENDATIONS: Three letters of recommendation submitted on a confidential recommendation form.  Select professional and/or academic supporters who know you and can appraise your ability to pursue a graduate degree in this area. Letters should be mailed or emailed by the recommender directly to the admissions office.
  • ESSAY: A three to five page statement of your goals and reason for wanting to become a teacher. This essay should be typed and double-spaced.


  • Students who have earned degrees from non-English speaking institutions should submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  A score of at least 550 (paper test) or 213 (computer test)  is required on the TOEFL for admission.
  • Students who are not American citizens must demonstrate appropriate permanent resident or visa status.  Only full-time student status qualifies students for an F1 Visa.
  • Any student that submits a foreign college/university transcript is responsible for having these transcripts sent through an evaluation service for translation.  Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. and WES may be used for evaluation services.

Submit materials to:

Graduate Studies in Education
Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue – 2725
Winter Park, FL 32789



Downloadable Application Instructions


Letter of Recommendation

General Knowledge Testing Information

If you have questions about the admission process, please contact:

Amber Taylor
Graduate Coordinator
(407) 646-1568 

Applications for admission are considered on the basis of the qualifications of each applicant without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Rollins College is an equal opportunity institution that adheres to a non-disciplinary policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and programs.