Dr. Nikki Votaw
Program Director

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Admission Requirements, Master of Arts in Teaching

Students will be admitted into Johnson University working toward admission into the Master of Arts in Teaching program upon meeting the following requirements:

  • An appropriate bachelor’s degree in a non-education field from a regionally-accredited university with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • An interview with the Teacher Education Graduate Committee

Initial Admissions Requirements:

  • Online graduation application
  • Three references
  • Official transcripts
  • Photo ID
  • Admissions essay
  • Standard resume
  • Essay questions
  • PRAXIS I & PRAXIS II test scores (may substitute ACT score of 22+ or SAT score of 1590+ in place of core academic skills/PRAXIS I)

Application deadline is February 1. The program begins in the summer.

Students will be admitted into the Master of Arts in Teaching program upon completion of the following:

  • The successful completion of 12 hours of the program with a 3.0 average and a B- or above in each of the first four courses
  • Earned the required ACT/SAT exemption or the required scores on the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) Test (Reading 5713, Writing 5723, Mathematics 5733) and Praxis II Content tests and any other examinations required by the state of Tennessee
  • Acceptance into the master’s program and the student teaching or internship experience by the Teacher Education Graduate Committee