Application deadline

For Summer 2024 start: March 12, 2024

Application process

The application process for the MEdX program is administered through the School of Education (not the Graduate School) through an online admission application through which all application materials are submitted.

Applicants are responsible for monitoring their application status and ensuring that their application — including the application fee, letters of recommendation, transcripts — is complete by the application deadline.

Your application will be reviewed after the complete application is submitted and the application fee is received. By submitting an application to UNC-Chapel Hill, consent is granted to university staff to obtain any additional or missing information as needed, including campus safety information.

Applicants being considered for admission into the program also will participate in an interview with program faculty prior to final decisions  

Each offered admission is specific for the term stated in the admission letter. If you do not register for classes, you must apply again in a subsequent semester. Contact the admissions office for questions about deferrals of admission offers.

Types of Applicants

There are two options when applying to the MEdX program:

  • Option 1 is for students who currently hold a teaching license;
  • Option 2 is for students who DO NOT currently hold a teaching license.

Required materials for Option 1 applicants
(Students who currently hold a teaching license):

  • School of Education online application
  • Application fee (non-refundable $90)
  • Bachelor’s degree with an overall GPA of 2.7
  • Transcripts from all universities and colleges attended
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s immediate supervisor (principal or director).
  • A professional statement of purpose that describes your goals in teaching, pertinent background experiences, and relevant aspirations. Your statement should reflect your professional goals and reasoning for pursuing this degree. You may wish to describe how this program helps achieve your career goals and why you are good a candidate. The statement of purpose should be 2-3 pages, single spaced.
  • Resume/CV
  • Supplemental information (current teaching license)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (International students only, must be valid within last 2 years)

Required materials for MEd.X Option 2 Applicants
(Students who DO NOT hold a teaching license):

  • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university in Child Development, Special Education, Elementary Education, Psychology, or a related area with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Two years of lead teaching experience in an early childhood setting
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Resume/CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS (International students only, must be valid within last 2 years)

Paying the application fee

A non-refundable $90 application fee is required for each program to which you apply. You may pay your application fee online by credit card or by mailing a check or money order made payable to School of Education. Applications that arrive without the required application fee will remain on file, unprocessed, pending receipt of the application fee. If someone is paying the application fee for you, please ask him or her to include your name as the intended applicant when they submit the check or money order.

School of Education, Admissions Office
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
103 Peabody Hall, CB 3500
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Regardless of the type of payment, applications and payment must be received and processed before the application deadline.