Application Review Timeline

Application reviews will be completed by the end of the following month, except during holidays and summer break, (Our committee does not meet during the months of June, July and August). Applications for spring start MUST be received before November 1st. Applications for Summer/Fall start MUST be received by April 1st. International students are encouraged to apply at least one semester in advance of starting classes to allow sufficient time for processing visa and other related paperwork.

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Minimal Admissions Criteria for MA Program

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

  • Education experience is preferred.  Experience could include activities such as teaching in any classroom setting, working in educational leadership positions, or conducting educational activities in community outreach situations.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

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

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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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