M.A. in Education

Costs and Admissions

Costs and Admissions

Cost

Program Cost
Teacher Licensure (27 credits) $12,879
M.A. in Education + Teacher Licensure (43 credits) $19,343
Principal Licensure (25 credits) $11,583
M.A. in Education + Principal Licensure (43 credits) $19,259
Administrator License only (12 credits) $4,848 (Must hold valid principal license)
M.A. in Education, Educator Effectiveness (30 credits) $12,520*
SPED Endorsement (24 credits) $10,681
CLD Endorsement (24 credits) $9,696
Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist Endorsement (24 credits) $9,696
Mentor Teacher (24 credits) $9,696

All programs cost $404/credit

*If seeking SPED added endorsement as part of the MAEE degree, the cost for both will be $13,505.50

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Application Deadlines

  • March 15, 2021: Priority Deadline to be considered for Education Department Scholarships
  • June 15, 2021: Completed applications are due for Fall 2021

Application Requirements

  • Proof of Fingerprint Clearance and background check by state agency*
    • In-State Candidates: Complete the CDE Field Experience Fingerprinting Process
      1. Create your lifetime eLicenseing account through CDE
      2. Schedule your fingerprinting appointment with one of CBI’s approved fingerprinting vendors
        • IdentoGo service code: 25YQZV
        • American Biodentity Inc./Colorado Fingerprinting service code: 6188EPPI
          • Submit the required Field Experience Background Information Form AFTER you have completed your fingerprinting appointment
    • Out-of-State Candidates: use IdentoGo, enter the Service Code: 25YQ54. Enter Western’s OCA number: CONCJ 5671. If you do not have an IdentoGo location near you, please contact us for further instructions: ed_admissions@western.edu
  • Payment of university application fee (waived for Fall 2021 applications)
  • Official transcript of conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university showing recommended 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Two prompt-based essays
  • Proof of knowledge of the content area by one of the following**
    • Passing a Praxis Subject Assessment (Special Education and Elementary Education must pass the Praxis Subject Assessment for Elementary Education Content Knowledge #5001)
    • A conferred degree in relevant content area
    • A content evaluation of 24 semester hours of transcripted college coursework
  • Two professional letters of recommendation

*Please note that you will need to complete an additional set of fingerprints and background check through CDE prior to starting student teaching.

**Please note that CDE requires its own content area check for licensing upon completion of the licensing program in May.

Additional Requirements for Alternative Teacher Licensure Candidates

  • Secure a full-time teaching position in your endorsement area and submit your employment contract with your application.
  • Submit a Statement of Assurance to CDE after being admitted.

  • Proof of fingerprint clearance and background check by state agency
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Letter from principal or HR office confirming employment as licensed teacher or counselor for two years upon starting the program
  • Payment of university application fee (waived for Fall 2021 applications)
  • Official transcript of conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university showing recommended 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Two prompt-based essays
  • Statement of mentor principal support

  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • Two prompt-based essays
  • Payment of university application fee (waived for Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 applications)
  • Official transcript of conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university showing recommended 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher

To be successful in coursework in this emphasis, you should be a practicing teacher working in your own classroom while pursuing the program.

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