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Graduate School Admissions

Master of Education Degree Programs (Inservice)

  • Master of Education: Curriculum and Instruction with ESOL, Reading Intervention, or Special Education: Generalist Endorsement
  • Master of Education: Special Education with Special Education: Generalist Endorsement

Note: We are not accepting applications to the MEd: Special Education with Special Education: Generalist Endorsement at this time. You may apply to the MEd: Curriculum and Instruction with Special Education: Generalist Endorsement program.

Application Deadlines

Applications for inservice master’s degree programs are reviewed by faculty and the Graduate Admissions Committee on a rolling basis and once all application requirements are met (including valid teaching license and bachelor’s degree). The Graduate Admissions Committee meets monthly, except for August.

Admissions Expectations

Inservice master’s programs are designed for individuals who hold a valid, regular teaching license and want to expand their knowledge in instructional practices and/or content 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. However, transcripts must be sent directly to the graduate school. We will accept official e-transcripts sent by college and university registrar offices.
  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: Inservice programs are required to an essay. The essay may be single-spaced or double-spaced and is submitted electronically as part of the online application.
    • 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. Three Letters of Recommendation
    We require letters from three individuals who know you and are qualified to evaluate your academic competence, character and/or experience in professional or leadership roles. Professors, supervisors, and employers are often the best sources. References from a personal therapist, family members, or friends are not accepted.

    NOTE: At least one letter of recommendation must be from a principal or supervisor who has observed your student teaching or licensed teaching within the last five years. If you are unable to obtain such a letter for some reason, please contact the Admissions Office to discuss your options.

    How to submit your letters
    The online application includes the letter of recommendation process. You will be able to manage your letters of recommendation online. The link to the online letter of recommendation process will be emailed to your letter writers.
  5. 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 the institution where you earned your undergraduate degree is required. Official transcripts for any post-baccalaureate credits earned (Including master’s degree) must 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 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, emailed or faxed 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Resume
    Submit a current professional resume listing positions that you have held for three months or longer including your current position.
  8. Teaching License
    Applicants must hold a valid regular teaching license. Submit a copy of your current teaching license.

Additional Information

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    Graduate School Admissions is located in Rogers Hall on the Graduate Campus.

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    Director of Admissions Becky Haas

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