Admission deadlines*: Fall - Rolling admissions (January 15 to be considered for merit-based tuition support
Summer - Rolling admissions (January 15 to be considered for merit-based tuition support)
Recommendations require Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor)
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. For a list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services.
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.
Additional requirements: A resumé is required.
International applicants only: Please follow this link - - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions: ~ 202-994-9283 (phone) ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 39 credits. Successful completion of the master of arts in education and human development comprehensive examination and completion of the relevant teacher licensure assessments (see below) are required. 

EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
SPED 6222Leadership in Disability Public Policy
SPED 6240Family Support and Guidance in Special Education
or SPED 6100 Selected Topics
SPED 6261Practicum: Methods and Materials for Young Children with Disabilities
SPED 6266The Development of Language and Literacy
SPED 6268Development of Children and Youth with Disabilities
SPED 6269Etiology, Symptomatology, and Approaches to Intervention with Children with Disabilities
SPED 6290Affective Development and Behavior Management for Teaching Students with Disabilities
CPED 6622Foundations of Reading Development
SPED 6260Developmental Assessment in Special Education
SPED 6262Formal Assessment of Young Children with Disabilities
SPED 6993Internship: Teaching Young Children with Disabilities (taken for six credits)
Master of Arts in Education and Human Development comprehensive exam required
Completion of the relevant teacher licensure assessments (i.e., PRAXIS) required by the District of Columbia Educator Licensure Services Office