Graduate Add-on Endorsement and Certificate Programs


  • Graduate Add-on Endorsement Pathway in Gifted Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism  (Program totally Online)

See program details in the Academic Catalog

Admission information

Your application should be complete (Application, official transcripts and all supporting documents) by the following filing dates:

  • Fall Admission: April 15
  • Spring Admission: September 15
  • Summer Admission: February 15

Late applications will be accepted on a space-available basis.  Please contact the Office of Admissions at 540/286-8030 for clarification.

Admission Requirements

  1. 1.     The Application for Admission and a non-refundable $50 application fee; Apply Online  and your  $50 application fee will be waived!
  2. An official transcript from every college or university you’ve attended even if the courses were transferred to another institution
  3. Competitive applicants will have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on undergraduate course work, and a cumulative GPA of  3.0 or higher on graduate course work
  4. A résumé outlining experiences and education. In addition to your paid work experience, please include all volunteer experience related to education. (coaching, teaching religious education, working with Scouts, volunteering in a school, etc.)
  5. For add-on endorsement applicants, a copy of your current Virginia Collegiate Professional or Graduate Professional License
  6. Submit two essays (2-3 typed, double-spaced pages each):
  • What do you hope to gain from the program? What contributions do you feel you can make to the program as a participant?
  • Discuss a current issue in education, why you think it is important, and your stance on it.

An interview may be required.


For International Students: Please submit the International Student Application Supplement, International Transcript Evaluation, and demonstration of English Language Proficiency.