Endorsement-Only Programs

  • ESOL (summer, fall, spring start)
  • Reading Intervention (fall, spring, summer start)
  • Special Education: Generalist (summer start only)

Application Deadlines

Applications for inservice endorsement-only programs will be reviewed by faculty and the Graduate Admissions Committee on a rolling basis, once all application requirements are met. The Graduate Admissions Committee meets monthly, except for August.

Admissions Expectations

Our endorsement programs are designed for individuals who hold a valid, regular teaching license (Preliminary, Professional, Standard) and want to expand their knowledge related to teaching PK-12 students.

Application Requirements

Applications and all supporting materials must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office before the file is submitted to faculty for review.

The following are required:

  1. Application Form
    Lewis & Clark uses an online application. You will be able to upload your essay and resume. 
  2. Application Fee
    A $50 nonrefundable application fee is required and is payable with a credit card or electronic check. Fee waivers are available to alumni of Lewis & Clark. Participants in special programs are also eligible for a waiver. Go to this page for information about the fee waiver process.
  3. Essay
    Applicants to all Teacher Education endorsement programs are required to write an essay. The essay may be single-spaced or double-spaced and is submitted electronically as part of the online application process.
    • In one or two pages, detail your goals for graduate study. What are the key questions or issues that have led you to pursue graduate studies?
  4. Official Transcripts
    Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States (the college or university must be regionally accredited at the time of enrollment and when the degree was conferred) or the foreign equivalent. Official degree posted transcripts from institutions where you earned your undergraduate degree (and graduate degree) is required. Official transcripts for any post-baccalaureate credits earned should also be provided. Failure to submit official copies of all transcripts may result in the withholding of your application for consideration. Transcripts stamped “Issued to Student” will not be considered official.

    Graduates of a non-U.S. university system are required to provide officially evaluated and translated copies of all their college transcripts. Official evaluations and translations are done by outside agencies. Information regarding three such agencies can be found by going to International Applicants.

    How to submit your transcripts
    Lewis & Clark will accept paper or e-transcripts ordered directly from each postsecondary institution attended. Transcripts cannot be uploaded via the online application. Transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the institution to the Graduate Admissions office. The mailing and email information can be found on the right side of this web page.
  5. Grade Point Average (GPA)
    All applicants must hold a minimum 2.75 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate degree. A minimum of 3.4 GPA is required for those students who graduated from an institution using a 5.0 scale.
  6. Resume
    Submit a current professional resume listing positions that you have held for three months or longer including your current position. Your resume should list the names and contact information of three references.
  7. Teaching License
    Applicants must hold a valid regular teaching license. You will be required to answer questions about your license on the online application.

Additional Information