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Application checklist - Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leadership Option

Next cohort begins Fall 2021

  • Online Application - Complete the online Graduate Studies Application for Admission. Select “M.A. in Ed. Teacher Leadership” 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 teacher-leadership@fortlewis.edu or call 970-247-7097.
  • Essay - 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 Teacher-Leadership@fortlewis.edu.
  • 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

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.