Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with Endorsement or Certificate (Inservice)

  • ESOL Endorsement
  • Reading Intervention Endorsement
  • Special Education: Generalist Endorsement
  • Teacher Leadership for Equity and Social Justice Certificate
  • Oregon Writing Project Certificate in the Teaching of Writing*

Application Deadlines

Applications for the inservice MEd with endorsement or certificate degree program 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

The Inservice MEd program is designed for individuals who hold a valid, regular teaching license and want to expand their knowledge in instructional and leadership practices and/or content related to teaching PK-12 students.

—-Applicants to the MEd with Teacher Leadership for Equity and Social Justice Certificate must  currently hold or be in the process of applying for an active Oregon Initial II, Standard, Professional, or Continuing Teaching License and must document three years of successful licensed teaching experience in public schools or regionally accredited private schools.

—-Applicants to the MEd with Oregon Writing Project certificate must attend the Workshop in the Teaching of Writing or 4-week Invitational Summer Institute (ED 592/692)Enrollment in this class requires a separate application process. There is no fee for the institute application. OWP applicants for the summer institute may be asked to provide a letter from a school administrator that discusses the applicant’s classroom practice. Click on the following link to access information about this course: Workshop in the Teaching of Writing or 4-week Invitational Summer Institute (ED 592/692).

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. 

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 and current students 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. Please choose the essay requirement that fits your intended program:

—-Applicants to the MEd with an endorsement or OWP strand:

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.

—-Applicants to the MEd with Teacher Leadership for Equity and Social Justice strand:

This certificate aims to prepare teachers to engage effectively with others to improve instruction, promote equity, and engage as a change agent related to the social justice responsibilities of schools. Please discuss how you have and will take on the role of a change agent in schools.

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 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.

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. You will be required to answer questions about your license on the online application. 

Applicants for the MEd with Teacher Leadership Certificate must currently hold or be in the process of applying for an active Oregon Initial II, Standard, Professional, or Continuing Teaching License.

9. Professional Experience Form (Required for Teacher Leadership Certificate strand)
Applicants must document three years of successful licensed teaching experience in public schools or regionally accredited private schools.

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