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How to Apply

  1. Request an application by writing or calling:

    Dr. Rhonda Truitt, Graduate Program Director
    Catawba College
    2300 W Innes St
    Salisbury, NC  28144-2488
    (704)  637-4461 or 4468
    Fax: (704) 637-4732 or

  2. Submit the following directly to the Graduate Program Director or to the Department Administrative Assistant:
    1. two official transcripts from each college/university attended  (These should be mailed from the institution directly to the Department of Teacher Education, Catawba College.)
    2. the completed application forms, the health history and immunization form and documents, and the $25.00 application fee
    3. a copy of the National Teacher Examination (NTE) scores, PRAXIS scores, or test scores used by other states and accepted by the State of North Carolina for reciprocal licensing;
    4. a copy of the applicant’s teacher’s license
    5. three references from individuals who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s academic and/or professional performance (reference forms accompany the application form).  At least one form should be completed by the applicant’s principal or assistant principal.
    6. a brief statement on a separate sheet of paper (not more than one page) concerning your reason for wanting to pursue graduate study.  Include any information concerning work experiences and/or service through professional organizations which you feel would be helpful to the admission screening committee. Enclose the essay with your application.

  3. Request an appointment through the office of the Director of the Graduate Program for an admission interview.

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