This program offers an efficient and experiential route to earning a Master's degree with your teaching licensure. To be eligible for admission to the MA+ program, applicants must meet all of the requirements below. Please note, satisfying the minimum criteria does not guarantee acceptance.
To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following:
Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Minimum 3.00 GPA cumulatively among all institutions attended. Applicants must also have a 3.0 GPA in all content area coursework. Please note, GRE Scores are not required for the MA+ program
If content coursework is not completed by the start of the program, up to nine (9) semester credit hours may be completed during the program. All content coursework must be completed prior to the start of the second fall of the program, before student teaching.
A completed program application with all required documents, including documentation of 25 hours of youth experience
Choose first time user and create an account by following the directions.
Once logged in, choose start new application.
Complete personal background section to move on to other parts of the application
Under program details choose: Department/Program: Curriculum and Instruction; Degree: Curriculum and Instruction MA; Subplan/Track: Choose from Secondary Science, Secondary Math, Secondary Social Studies, or Secondary English; and Entry Term: Fall
Unofficial Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution that you have ever attended. More information about how to upload transcripts. Only after you are recommended for admission, will you need to provide official transcripts. Official Transcripts must be submitted by July 1. Electronic Transcripts (unofficial and official) may be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three letters of recommendation, preferably from a college-level instructor, professor, graduate student instructor, lab instructor, or a teaching assistant. As an alternative, a letter can be provided by an employer who can provide anecdotal evidence regarding: your written and oral communication skills, analytical reasoning, and/or the ability to read complex material.
A Personal Statement of 1,000 words addressing each of the following:
Why you want to become a (level/subject) teacher and why now.
Description of a powerful learning experience in your life and how it might inform your own teaching in the future.
Reflection on personal strengths (e.g. intellectual passion, academic abilities, disposition to work with youth and professional colleagues) and lived experiences that you will build upon to reach and teach all learners.
Tip: Letters of recommendation may not count towards the youth experience requirement. Youth Experience Verifications must be submitted as an additional application item.
Tip: Unacceptable youth experiences are any form of peer counseling performed in high school, any work as a babysitter or nanny, any experience supervised by a relative or friend, and any experience involving your own children, relatives, or a friend’s children.
For International Students
International applicants must have a United States social security number before they are eligible to apply. The Colorado Department of Education requires a social security number in order to be licensed to teach in the state of Colorado.
The MA+ Teacher Licensure Application and personal statement must be submitted electronically. Electronic submissions of recommendations are preferred. Remember, if you are having letters of recommendation submitted electronically, you need to submit your application earlier than the deadline. By providing your recommenders contact infomation within the application, your contacts will receive an automated email requesting their letter after you have submitted the online application.
Applications to the MA+ program are only considered for fall admission.
Fall Term Only:
All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the deadline.
Admission decisions are typically distributed eight weeks after the application deadline. The School of Education will send your official admission decision via email. Please continue to check the email you provided on your application.