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Application Process - Educational Leadership
with Special Education emphasis (Ed.S)

Scroll down to review each portion of the application process, or use the links below to go directly to a specific step.

Note: Copy of current teaching license and two or more years of professional PreK-12 teaching experience are suggested for admission to the Ed.S. in Educational Leadership. Three years of experience are required for the endorsement in Administration and Supervision K-12.

Step 1: Application and Application Fee

For your convenience you may apply online or download an application. You may pay the $50 non-refundable application fee online via credit card, by check or by money order.

Submit Application

Pay $50 application fee

  • Pay Online or
  • Mail your $50 application fee to the address below

Mailing Address:
Regent University
Enrollment Support Services
1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Community Life Form

In an effort to help you understand more about Regent University community life, please review the Community Life Form at the following link and check whether you agree or disagree or sign the downloadable form.

Community Life Form

To download the form, you must have the most recent version of Adobe Reader. Visit the Adobe site to download the most recent version of Adobe Reader.

Step 3: MAT or GRE Scores

Educational Specialist applicants may choose to take either the MAT or GRE for program entrance. Please arrange to have official MAT or GRE scores (no more than five years old) sent directly to Regent University.

  • For more information or to register for the MAT, visit www.milleranalogies.com.
  • For more information or to register for the GRE visit www.ets.org. Regent ETS code: 5135.

Step 4: Official Transcripts

An official transcript from each institution you have attended is required.

We are excited to offer you the service of requesting your transcripts on your behalf. Please follow the guidelines below in order to help us request your transcripts. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 757-352-4847 or toll free at 888-713-1595.

* Please be aware that it usually takes about one month to process a Transcript Request Form and receive a transcript from the issuing institution. However, it may take longer in some situations. It is ultimately the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all transcripts are received by Regent University. With this timeline in mind, we do not suggest using this service within one (1) month of a term start date unless you have submitted unofficial transcripts in addition to your Transcript Request Form.


  • Print out the Transcript Request Form (use multiple forms if needed).
  • Fill out the form(s) completely.
  • Sign the form(s).
  • Return the form(s) to the School of Education Admissions Office via email or fax.
    Scan and email to: chanley@regent.edu
    Fax: 757-352-4147, attention: Charles Hanley
  • Regent will forward the form(s) to the institution(s) listed and pay the transcript fee if applicable.

Note: Regent University is unable to request a transcript under some conditions such as those listed below. If an issue occurs in the processing of your transcript request, you will be notified.

  • School will not accept credit card payment for transcripts
  • Applicant has a balance due at a previous college
  • Transcript is from a school that is not regionally accredited and/or not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Transcript is from a school that no longer exists
  • International Transcripts
  • Official test scores such as GRE, Praxis, SAT, or other standardized tests cannot be requested via this method. These must be requested directly by the applicant.

Step 5: Recommendations

Please use the link below to provide us with contact information for each of your recommendations. We will use this information to contact each recommender and provide them with the appropriate recommendation form.

  • You will be notified by email when we have received a completed form. You may wish to contact your recommenders separately to let them know about the forthcoming recommendation form.

  • We cannot be responsible for incorrect contact information or unresponsive recommenders, so please follow up with the individuals you have selected to recommend you.

  • Your information (submitted through these forms) will be disclosed to the persons indicated in these forms for the purposes of identification. Do not submit this form if you do not want this information disclosed.

Access the School of Education Online Recommendation Forms here.

Step 6: Current Résumé

Provide us with a professional résumé of employment and accomplishments, including copies of published materials.

  • Email résumé to ess@regent.edu
  • Fax résumé to 757.352.4381 or
  • Mail résumé to the address below:
    Regent University
    Enrollment Support Services
    1000 Regent University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Step 7: Writing Sample

Educational/Professional Paper

Specialist applicants are required to submit a sample of their master’s level work, a paper of at least five pages in length. Individuals that can no longer access their master’s level work may submit a professional writing sample of the same length or may compose an academic paper on an educational topic.

Writing Sample

In addition, Specialist applicants must submit a second writing sample which will be evaluated using the ETS Criterion Service. Please submit your second writing sample using the directions below.

  1. Visit http://criterion.ets.org.
  2. Click "Create Account."
  3. Fill in your account information (Access Code: 26KP - QM6A).
  4. Click "Submit."
  5. Click "OK."
  6. Fill in your new User Name and Password under "Returning User."
  7. Click "Sign In."
  8. Click "School of Education" under "Classes."
  9. Choose the "Assignments" tab.
  10. Choose one of the three writing sample topics provided by clicking on "Start Response." You will be provided with the question pertaining to the topic once you begin the timer for the essay.
  11. Click "OK" to acknowledge you are ready to begin your writing sample.
  12. Read the instructions for submitting your essay. Please keep in mind that you have 40 minutes to complete your writing sample and the timer begins as soon as you click "Start Response." You will receive a warning when there are 10 minutes remaining on the timer.

Step 8: Admissions Interview

If an interview is necessary, the admissions office will contact you to schedule an appointment. The interview can be conducted on-campus or over the phone and typically takes about an hour.

Important Information

Background Check: Students in endorsement programs are required to complete a background check because the program includes direct contact with students in field experiences. Regent University School of Education has entered into an agreement with Certified Background/Castle Branch (CB), a private vendor that conducts background checks for many universities and educational institutions. After you are admitted into the program, you will be provided instructions set up an online profile with Certified Background and request your background check. Learn more>>