Applications for the Master of Arts degree in Education are
reviewed for admission two times each year. To be considered for admission,
applications must be completed and submitted by October 1st for
spring semester admission, and March 1st for summer/fall
admission. International students are encouraged to apply a semester earlier to allow sufficient time for paperwork.
Educators wishing to apply for admission to the Master of Arts in
Education degree program must complete the Graduate Admissions application and
pay the required fee. This application is available only in online format
through the admissions website: http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/graduate/.
In addition, applicants must submit the following supplemental material:
- an academic resume
- three letters of recommendation
International students must also submit passing scores on the Test of English
as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
All application materials can be uploaded to the online
application. For alternatives to online submission of supplemental material, please contact the Curriculum & Instruction Office Associate at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-766-6371.
Application files will not be reviewed until they are
Guidelines for Letter of Intent
The letter of intent serves as a writing sample, an
indicator of the applicant’s proficiency in writing. The letter of intent also
serves as a substitute for scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The
admissions committee will be examining both the quality of the written sample
and the depth of its content. Following are guidelines for writing the letter
and a rubric the admissions committee members will use to assess these
In the letter of intent please address the following
- A detailed description of
teaching experience describing how many years in teaching, what grades
and/or subjects taught. Describe crucial
aspects of the teaching experience, and how did he/she develop as a
teacher as a result of these experiences and how will their background
influence graduate studies.
- Describe strengths: What
will the student bring to our program and his/her classes that may
demonstrate ability to be a successful graduate student and ability to
contribute to the learning environment.
- Academic goals: describe in detail why students wish to
pursue a Masters of Arts in C&I, including why they want to do so at
this time and how they are planning to use the degree in the future. What areas of study are they interested
in and include goals for a graduate study and why these goals are
The letter should be typed (double-spaced) on 8.5 by 11 inch
paper. Letters of intent will be scored by a rubric that evaluates two areas:
Ideas/Content Development; and Organization/Structure/Mechanics/Format. Each
category is ranked as Outstanding, Proficient, Marginal, or Deficient. An
overall score of Proficient is required for acceptance to the Master of Arts in
Guidelines for Academic Resume
Include the following in your resume:
Information: Name and Contact Information (Address, Phone numbers, email)
Institution, City, State, Dates Attended, Major, and Degree
Experience: Dates, Job Title, Employer, City, State
experiences such as: Publications, Presentations and Grants; Continuing
Education Activities, Awards/Honors Received; Community and Volunteer
Activities; Professional Memberships; other
Minimal Admissions Criteria
Meeting minimal admissions criteria does NOT automatically ensure
admission to the program.
- Score of “Proficient” or higher on a letter
of intent describing academic goals, teaching experiences, and reasons for
pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Wyoming. This letter serves as a writing sample, and
takes the place of GRE scores in the admission process. For a full description
of the letter of intent see above.
- One year
of P-12 teaching experience or its equivalent.
This requirement may be waived for applicants from the Post
Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program.
Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program applicants are admitted on a
conditional basis, pending successful completion of the Post Baccalaureate
program, including methods and residency.
- Transcript evaluation for undergraduate degree
completion, reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale on the applicant’s most
recent degree from an accredited institution, plus transcripts from all other
- A TOEFL score of 525 (paper-based), 197
(computer exam) or above is required for international students.
- Submission of all required supplemental materials, including three letters of recommendation, completed by an
individual familiar with the applicant’s academic performance, a current or
recent supervisor, and/or a selected colleague, and an Academic Resume.