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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Application checklist - Master of Arts in Education

Next cohort begins Fall 2018

  • Online Application - Complete the online Graduate Studies Application for Admission. Select “M.A. in Ed.” on the drop down 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 or call 970-247-7097.
  • Essay - Submit a 1,200 to 1,500 statement that 1) describes your experiences with language learners and/or other underserved students and your observations about what helps them to be more successful in school and 2) what are your goals for working with language learners and/or other underserved students and how do you think this program will help you reach them?

    Email your finished statement to
  • Transcripts - 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
    Graduate Studies
    Fort Lewis College
    1000 Rim Drive
    Durango, CO 81301-3999
  • Referrals - Request three persons -- two peers and your principal or direct supervisor -- to complete the Recommendation form and submit to the Department of Teacher Education.
  • Release form - Request your direct supervisor to complete the Research Day Release form.
  • Resume - Email a current resume to Write RESUME FOR [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.