Admission Requirements


n addition to the common admission requirements for all C-N graduate programs, applicants to the graduate teaching programs (MAT) must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 overall and 3.0 in the undergraduate major
  • A statement of purpose, outlining your professional and educational goals
  • Three recommendations (academic, employment and character reference)
  • Professional resume
  • Entrance interview
  • Passing score (not more than five years old) for the content knowledge exam required for licensure 
  • Background records check submitted directly to Carson-Newman (no second-party background checks are accepted)