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Apply: Education

Apply: Education

The admissions process is described below for the Graduate Education programs.

Submissions Requirements

To begin the admissions process and/or to request an application packet (with instructions and forms), contact the Graduate Admissions Staff at or 215-248-7170.

  1. Application: Found Online 
    ($55 fee; waived for CHC graduates and Information Session attendees) 
  2. Official sealed transcripts of all previous college and university study (Applicants must have graduated, or anticipate graduating, from an accredited institution with a four-year bachelor's degree; waived for applicants whose last college was CHC.)
  3. Two letters of recommendation from academic or supervisory sources.  Recent Graduates are expected to submit at least one academic recommendation; professional sources must be supervisory roles; no references from family or friends.
  4. Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) describing all education, professional, work, and volunteer experience, and appropriate information regarding knowledge, skills, and abilities that will support your success in the program and profession.
  5. A cumulative GPA of 3.0/4 or higher is generally required for acceptance to education programs (with the exceptions of Educational Studies and Montessori programs).  Questions about these requirements should be directed to
  6. International Students must also submit acceptable TOEFL or IELTS or Advanced-Level ELS Program Certificate. WES or ECE transcript evaluations are required if transcripts are not in English.
    Note: International Students are not eligible for State Certifications.
  7. Professional Goals Essay - The Goals Essay should be between 400-600 words describing your academic and professional goals, your motivation to return to graduate school, and how you hope to contribute to your chosen program or field upon earning a Master's degree. Please proofread, as the essay will be graded for both content and grammar as a part of the admissions process.  


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Department Interview

After all requirements are received, qualified applicants will be contacted by email to schedule an interview with the Department Adviser.

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For information about the PAPA or PECT Exams required for PA Certification in Early Education/PreK-4 and Special Education (PreK-8 and/or Grades 7-12), go to

For Praxis Exam Information for PA Certification, go to

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Chestnut Hill College (CHC) offers a 10% Tuition Discount for all full-time teachers, teacher’s aides, and early childhood workers, as well as all graduates of CHC.