Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education
Requirements for eligibility differ if you’re applying in pursuit of a Master of Arts in Education (MAE) or as a non-degree-seeking student.
Eligibility for this program is dependent on your meeting certain criteria. As this is a competitive program, the Teacher Education Department will form a cohort from amongst the applicants who meet eligibility criteria. Meeting the eligibility criteria, or minimum standards, alone does not guarantee admission.
You have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
For baccalaureate and prior graduate coursework, you need at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 GPA scale.
*Note: This is true for graduate work even if it did not lead to a degree. If you have multiple undergraduate degrees, the minimum GPA applies to each.
If your GPA is below 3.0, and you still wish to apply, please write a letter to the Admission Committee that:
You have access to students and school data.
We encourage you to apply if you:
Note: Full-time or part-time volunteers in schools are eligible for consideration under special situations.
We welcome you to apply as a non-degree-seeking student if you have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. There are no other eligibility requirements.
Complete the online Graduate Studies Application for Admission. Select “M.A. in Ed.” on the dropdown menu for “Application Type.” When you submit the application, you will be required to pay the $50 application fee by electronic check or credit card. This fee is non-refundable. If you need support with your graduate application, email email@example.com or call 970-247-7097.
Submit sealed official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended for both undergraduate and graduate studies to the Department of Teacher Education. Fort Lewis College transcripts will be obtained for you. In addition to degree applicable coursework, official documents are required for all professional and personal development for which you received credit on a college transcript (this includes conference attendance or coursework for licensure credit). If any of the transcripts show work in progress, final transcripts must also be submitted. Mail transcripts to:
Department of Teacher Education
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301-3999
Submit a 1,200 to 1,500-word essay that describes 1) your interest in graduate education and how it contributes to your personal and professional goals and 2) how the Fort Lewis College graduate program to which you are applying will help you meet your goals. Email your finished statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email a current résumé to email@example.com. Write RÉSUMÉ FOR [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.
Complete the online Graduate Studies Application for Admission. Select “Non-Degree” on the dropdown menu for “Application Type.” When you submit the application, you will be required to pay the $50 application fee by electronic check or credit card. This fee is non-refundable. If you are experiencing difficulties with the submission of your graduate application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-247-7097.
Please mark your calendar for the following dates and deadlines:
For support with your graduate application, email email@example.com or call 970-247-7097.