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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 September 1st for spring semester admission, and February 1st for summer/fall admission. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  International students are encouraged to apply a semester earlier to allow sufficient time for paperwork.

  • Spring Start:
    • Sept. 1: Applications due
    • October 15th : Review of applications completed  
    • November 15th: Communication of admission decisions completed.  
  • Summer/Fall Start:
    • Feb. 1st: Applications due
    • March 15th : Review of application completed
    • April 15th:  Communication of admission decisions completed
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Minimal Admissions Criteria for MA Program

Meeting minimal admissions criteria does NOT automatically ensure admission to the program.

  • Score of 3 or 4 on a letter of intent.  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 below.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • One year of P-12 teaching experience or its equivalent.  This requirement may be waived for applicants from the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program.
  • Qualified 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 schools attended.
  • A TOEFL score of 525 (paper-based), 76 (computer exam) or above is required for international students, IELTS score of 6.5.
  • Submission of all required supplemental materials

Required Supplemental Materials

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 online through the admissions website. 
In addition, applicants must submit the following supplemental material:

  • letter of intent
  • an academic resume
  • contact information for three references (letters not required)
  • college transcripts

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: or 307-766-6371. Click here for UW Graduate International Admissions information.

Application files will not be reviewed until they are complete.

Guidelines and Rubric for Letter of Intent

Click here for guidelines and rubric

Guidelines for Academic Resume

Include the following in your resume:

  • Personal Information: Name and Contact Information (Address, Phone numbers, email)
  • Education: Institution, City, State, Dates Attended, Major, and Degree
  • Work Experience: Dates, Job Title, Employer, City, State
  • Professional experiences such as: Publications, Presentations and Grants; Continuing Education Activities, Awards/Honors Received; Community and Volunteer Activities; Professional Memberships; other
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