Admission Requirements

In order to be considered for the GCSL program, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. A four-year baccalaureate degree from a recognized university with a 3.0 GPA on the last 60 credits of course work (6.5 on the 9 point scale).
    Note: For lower GPAs, admission may be granted based on work experience - see Guidelines for Considering Life Achievement.

  2. Two years of teaching experience

  3. English Language Proficiency (see How to Apply)

Admission FAQs

Do these courses count towards the TQS salary scale?
Yes. Each graduate-level course counts as 0.125 years on the TQS salary scale. More information is available here (see section 15.02).
How will a break in my studies affect my program?
You must be enrolled in one course in your first term after admission, and maintain an active program status by taking at least one course within each academic year (September-August). If you intend to interrupt your program for any reason, contact the GCSL Graduate Administrator immediately at We will work with you to ensure that your registration remains active.
What if I don't quite meet all of the requirements?
Please contact the GCSL Graduate Administrator at to discuss your options.
What if I have already completed some graduate level courses?
You may receive advanced standing for one of the prescribed GCSL courses. Transfer credit information is available here or you can contact the GCSL Graduate Administrator at  for more information.