Procedures for Admission

  1. Apply online at bellarmine.edu/applynow.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) for all undergraduate coursework, with a 3.00 GPA in the undergraduate major.
  3. Completion of Educational Autobiography/Personal Goals Statement.
  4. Provide email addresses in the online form for two references. One from the current school principal or his/her designee; and one from an individual who has supervised the applicant in some capacity attesting to the applicant’s potential as a graduate student (not personal recommendation), such as teaching colleague, department chair, current/past employers or former professors.
  5. A copy of the applicant’s teaching certificate.
  6. Final official transcript(s) from each college or university attended should be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admission and should not be marked “Issued to Student.” If any transcript(s) or undergraduate degree(s) is from an international institution, you must provide an official copy to be evaluated by the Bellarmine International Programs Office. The Office of Graduate Admission reserves the right to request a certified copy of the original transcript(s).

Priority Admission Deadline and Delivery Model (Online Delivery)

This program uses a cohort approach for scheduling. Teacher Leader and Literacy Specialist candidates must begin the program in a summer semester and follow it through the sequential semesters. Students unable to do so would have to wait an entire year to pick up classes missed during a specific term. Priority application date is May 1 for the summer semester start. Applications submitted after this date will be considered on a space available basis. Classes for the summer semester will begin after Derby.

International Applicants

Please complete the items under Procedure for Admission and submit the following:

Language Proficiency. All students are expected to have appropriate English-language proficiency to be admitted to the university. The language proficiency is required to ensure students are adequately prepared and well positioned to succeed.

Financial Affidavit. All applicants must provide credible evidence (e.g. a bank statement, letter on bank stationary attesting to the availability of funds, etc.) of the ability to fund the cost of attending Bellarmine University for one academic year. If funds are provided by another person on behalf of the student, an affidavit must accompany the financial information.

Proof of Passport. Scan of passport ID page must show validity for 6 months post completion of the program.

Educational Autobiography/Personal Goal Statement

Using standard margins, double spacing, and 12-point font, complete an educational autobiography and personal goal statement. Include your own educational background and experiences from pre-school to graduate work; work experiences; a discussion of your strengths and weaknesses; factors leading to your decision to pursue graduate level studies; your academic, intellectual, and professional objectives relative to being a teacher leader; and your commitment to your professional development at Bellarmine University. This document is an important part of the application review process. You should take great care to produce a thoughtfully planned and well written statement. Your work should be limited to 1000 words. Your completed work should be labeled Attachment C and include your name.