Procedure for Admission
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.
Additional Applicant Information
Applicants actively involved in public, private, and
parochial education must have the following:
Successful Teaching Experience; 5 years or more full time experience
as the teacher of record in a P-12 setting must have either
been achieved, or will be achieved by Year 2 of the program.
Must hold an entry-level degree (BA, BS, MAT) in education, and
a master’s degree and/or substantial advanced coursework in a
field such as: Reading/Literacy, Special Education, Mathematics
Education or Science Education.
Applicants holding a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Students holding an MAT degree, but who have not completed
substantial advanced coursework beyond the MAT, some preparatory
coursework may be required before full admission into the
Ph.D. program. Rank I level or second master’s degree highly
recommended for admission consideration.
Professionals currently holding positions in higher
education and/or pursuing leadership positions in
Should hold an earned baccalaureate and an advanced/graduate
degree (e.g., M.A., M.S.N., J.D., M.B.A., etc.) from a fully
accredited institution(s). Successful applicants will be able to
articulate in their application essay how this particular degree
program would enable them as “change agents” to assist students
from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or first generation students
to succeed in attaining a college degree.