Student Application Checklist

For Education Master's Programs

COVID 19 Update – August 24th Start Date Still on Target
COVID 19 UPDATE #2 – Application Fee Waived for Fall!
Our Student’s Have a 100% Pass Rate on Licensure Exams

Thank you for your interest in Carson Newman University's master’s degree programs.

To reserve your seat in a cohort we will need your application, registration, and $50 application fee. These items are found in Steps 1-3 and can be completed by clicking the button(s) next to each step.


Application for Graduate Admission

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.


Registration Form

Complete and submit the cohort registration form by clicking the button.


Application Fee - WAIVED

In light of COVID-19 and the financial strain placed upon individuals and families during this time, Carson-Newman is waiving all application fees for fall applicants.

Once your seat has been reserved, follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:


Financial Aid & Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or Pay-As-You-Go. If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using a Pay-As-You-Go plan, click the button for more information.


Official Transcripts

Arrange for official, sealed transcripts from the university with your highest degree earned and from any university from which you completed licensure.


Employment Verification Form

An employment verification form can be used to confirm employment in a P-12 school system. The easiest and fastest way to complete this step is to use our online system. This will allow us to e-mail your supervisor on your behalf. Please contact the Graduate Information Office for details.


Statement of Purpose

A statement of purpose is required which addresses how your professional experience and career goals relate to graduate study. This statement should be one to two pages in length. You may upload your statement directly to the Graduate Information Office online, or return by fax (800-504-7618), e-mail, or mail.


Official Praxis or GRE Scores

Please submit a copy of your scores from the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests, or PRAXIS II Subject Assessment Tests in the area of licensure. Carson-Newman will accept a score from any PRAXIS II test that is currently being offered for Tennessee state teachers for acceptance. If these scores are unavailable, a GRE score obtained within the last 10 years may be submitted.


Professional Educators License

If you have a valid Professional Educators License, please submit a copy of your certificate to the Graduate Information Office by fax (800-504-7618) or by email to


For Administrative Licensure Specialization Students Only:


Verification of Experience Form

Candidates seeking to earn the Beginning (ILL-B) Tennessee Administrative License must have at least 2 years of full time education experience in an educational setting. A member of the applicant’s district administration team must verify s/he meets this standard and is eligible to apply for the Principal Licensure program. The easiest way to complete this step is to use our online system. Please note, all program requirements for this specialization must completed in Tennessee. Please contact the Graduate Information Office for more information.