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Master of Arts in Education: Teacher Licensure

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You will need the following items to complete the application:

  • Online Application Form - Complete the online Graduate Studies Application for Admission. Select “M.A. in Ed. Teacher Licensure” 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.
  • 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
  • Content Tests - PRAXIS
  • Field Experience - Submit Field experience application.
  • Fingerprints - Pick up fingerprint card from Teacher Education Department. Read the fingerprinting and background check instructions.
  • Background check fee - Send money order or cashier's check for background check.
  • Application essay - 250-500 word statement to each of these four questions listed below. Email your finished statement to Write LICENSURE APPLICATION ESSAY [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.
    • What specific skills and dispositions will help you as a teacher and be a successful candidate in the teacher licensure program?
    • Describe your experience working with youth that have inspired you to become a teacher.
    • Teaching in the 21st century is about collaboration. Explain how you have used collaboration to resolve a challenging situation.
    • Project yourself about 3 years ahead of where you are now. Describe one of the classes you are teaching and what it would be like to be a student in your classroom.
  • Resume - A copy of your current resume. Email your finished resume to Write RESUME [YOUR NAME] in the subject line.
Program dates
  • April 2, 2018
    Fall 2018 application priority deadline
  • April 20, 2018
    Last day of spring classes
  • May 2, 2018
    Final grades viewable by students
  • May 4, 2018
    Standard application deadline
  • July 15, 2018
    Final application deadline (if space is available in cohort)
  • August 13-15, 2018
    Teacher Licensure Orientation (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)
  • August 27, 2018
    First day of fall semester

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