M.A. in Education

Master of Arts, Teacher Licensure, Principal Licensure

Degree Type

Master of Arts, Teacher Licensure, Principal Licensure

Department

Education Department

Whether you want to make a positive impact on the lives of your students as a teacher, or pursue an administrative position in the school system, an advanced degree in education offers the credentials and skills you’ll need to accelerate your career.

Program Overview

Make a positive impact in your community.

Western’s M.A. in Education program is ranked as one of the top 10 most effective and top five most affordable online education degrees in the nation. Our small classes, innovative coursework and experienced faculty will enable you to advance your career as an educator. Join a program where 100% of students pass their licensing exams and 96% land full-time teaching positions after graduation.

Learning lessons

A class listens to a student-teacher at Gunnison Elementary.

Scholarships

Eligibility:
  • Must be a full time student enrolled in the education program;
  • Preference for financial need.
  • Must be a promising future teacher (merit-based) who is passionate, committed to and focused on their teaching career.
  • Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Preference will be given to qualified female applicants
Description:

The Casebier Scholarship has been established by the estate and family of Lorena Casebier to provide scholarship assistance to Western Colorado University students who plan to become teachers. This scholarship serves to celebrate the memory of Lorena A. Casebier, an associate professor of education at Western, who was instrumental in starting the Reading Skills Center at Western.

Award depends on funds available.

Recipient selected by the Education Department faculty

How to apply:

Contact the Education Department for application and deadline information.

970.943.2030 | Crawford Hall 101

Additional Resources

Optional Added Endorsements

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Summer Licensure Orientation

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

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Costs and Admissions

Costs and Admissions Cost Program Cost Teacher Licensure (27 credits)* $12,791 M.A. in Education + Teacher Licensure (43 credits)* $19,225 Principal Licensure (25 credits)* $11,983 M.A. in Education …

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Department Information

Education Department

Department Chairperson

George Kamberelis, Ph.D.

Professor, Chairperson

Undergraduate Assistant

Barbara Woerner, B.Ed.

Placement Coordinator, Undergraduate Program Advisor

Graduate Assistant

Deanna Banker

Graduate Program Coordinator

Contact Information

970.943.2030

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Crawford Hall 101
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231