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Teacher Leadership

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Admission Requirements

Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leadership Option & Teacher Leadership Certificate

Next cohort begins Fall 2021.

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You are admissible to the Teacher Leadership degree programs if you meet the minimum standards.  The Department of Teacher Education will select among the admissible applicants to form each program cohort.  Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to a program.

Minimum Standards

  • Earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average in:
    • Coursework leading to a baccalaureate:  3.00 on a 4.00 scale.   Applicants with two or more baccalaureate degrees must have the minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average for each degree awarded. 
    • Coursework at the graduate level:  3.00 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants with prior graduate work must have the minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average in all graduate work, even if that work did not result in a graduate credential.
  • One year of full-time teaching experience in P-12 schools.
  • Full-time or part-time employment in a teaching position (or on leave from a teaching position) in a local public or private school as the instructor of record (not a student teacher or teacher aid). Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA), English Language Learners teachers, or Instruction Coaches are encouraged to apply.  Full-time or part-time volunteers in schools are eligible for consideration under special situations.

If you do not meet the minimum standards, you may still be considered for admission, subject to an additional review.   Applicants who do not meet minimum admission standards are recommended to complete their application files at least one month prior to the application deadline. If your GPA is below 3.0, we ask that you prepare a letter to the Graduate Admission Committee that (1) clearly explains the reason(s) you have not met the 3.0 GPA requirements and (2) describes an action plan that you will use to successfully address reasons you did not earn a 3.0 GPA previously. In your action plan, please include specific strategies you will use to balance the demands of coursework, homework, school work hours, personal commitments, etc. Your plan may include the following strategies or add strategies of your own: create a schedule, work with the Fort Lewis College Writing Center, schedule regular meetings with your professors, and specific study strategies.


You are admissible as a non-degree-seeking student if you have an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

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