Step 2: Apply to Graduate School

What you Need to Know About the Application Process

You will need to complete an application to the Auburn University graduate school for admission to the M.Ed. program in secondary mathematics. (Note that the description of the program on the website is out of date. ) 

Summer 2022 late start option: This should be completed by June 13, 2022 to ensure you can begin the program on June 27, 2022. (This option is only available to students with a very strong mathematics background.)

Exciting News from Auburn University

Application fee waivers for current undergraduate students and transfer students from eight in-state HBCUs (including Tuskegee University & Alabama State University) can be utilized starting January 2022.

What you Need to Do

  • Update Resume

A resume must be submitted during the application process.

  • Write a letter of Intent

Submit a statement of intent (up to two pages) describing interest in teaching and commitment to working in a high-needs school district. See template for details.

  • Request 3 Letters of Recommendation

Request three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references    through the ApplyYourself system (https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=auburn-g).

  • Complete a Background Check

Complete the ABI/FBI Fingerprinting/Background Check at https://www.aps.gemalto.com/al/index_adeNew.htm

  • Send all transcripts

Transcripts from all schools attended – send electronically to the graduate school at: graduatetranscripts@auburn.edu or mail to: AU Graduate School, Justin Gilbert, 106 Hargis Hall, Auburn University, AL  36849-5212.


Once you have all the documentation needed, apply to Auburn University Graduate School.

This project is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Noyce Scholarship Program (#2151040). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation