Exceptional Student Education Admission

This graduate program begins once a year in Summer (Early May). To ensure adequate review time, it is recommended that all application materials are submitted by the final application date. This program is in high demand due to a limited number of spots offered each Summer. We recommend that you begin the process as early as possible to obtain your application decision early. Your file will not reviewed until all application materials are received by the Office of Graduate Admission.

Admission Materials

Required ESE Application Materials

  • Application for Admission
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Copy of Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of professional teaching certificate
  •  One of the following:
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better OR,
    • Upper division GPA of 3.0 or better OR,
    • GPA of 3.0 or better in the last 60 credits in college OR,
    • 12+ credits of post-baccalaureate work at 300 level or above with a GPA of 3.0+ OR,
    • A GRE score in the 50th percentile or a MAT at or above the 50th percentile

Application materials should be sent to Stetson University:

Stetson University Office of Graduate Admissions
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
Unit 8289
DeLand, Florida 32723
Fax: 386-822-7112
Email: [email protected]


To ensure adequate review, it is recommended that all application materials are submitted by the final application date stated above. Application decisions will not be made until all application materials are received.

  • Summer 2023 TBD

International Students

The following additional requirements apply to international applicants:

Submit your transcripts

Official transcripts from your undergraduate degree are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.

If the grading and evaluation system used by your education system differ from those used by the United States education system, you must provide official translation and a course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate/graduate degree studies. Please use one of the following evaluation services for your course-by-course evaluation:

World Educational Services
22 Prince St.
PMB 101
New York, NY 10012

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173

Take an English proficiency test

All applicants for admission whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit a scored of 90 or better on the Internet-based test. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies for additional information; the office's contact information is at right.

Submit immigration forms

Upon admission, WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning will assist students in obtaining a student visa. To issue the U.S. Immigration Form I-20 "Certificate of Eligibility," the department must have on file acceptable documentation and evidence showing that the admitted student has funds to pay for the first year of study at Stetson University. The student should keep a copy of this financial documentation as he/she will need to present it at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate as part of the visa application procedure. Please contact the department at 386-822-8165 or [email protected] with questions regarding this step.

Please send all necessary documentation to WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning at:

  • Department of International Learning
    Stetson University
    421 North Woodland Boulevard
    Unit 8412
    DeLand, Florida 32723