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M.A. in Education

Costs and Admissions

Costs and Admissions

Cost

ProgramCost (including fees)
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 (44 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*
M.A. in Special Education (30 credits)$13,105
SPED Endorsement (24 credits)$10,681
Reading Teacher/Reading Specialist Endorsement (24 credits)$9,696
Mentor Teacher (24 credits)$9,696

Tuition cost is $404/credit.  Additional fees apply to programs that include mentorship and teacher residency.

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Application Deadlines

  • March 15 – Priority Deadline in all programs to be considered for Education Department Scholarships
  • June 30 – Final deadline for application to all programs including
    • Teacher Licensure + MA in Education
    • Principal Licensure + MA in Education
    • SPED Licensure + MA in Special Education.
    • M.A. in Education, Educator Effectiveness (MAEE) including Added Endorsements.

Application Requirements

  • Proof of Fingerprint Background Check by state agency
    • Create your lifetime Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) account through CDE: https://cool.randasolutions.com/Account/Logi
    • Schedule your fingerprinting appointment with one of CBI’s approved fingerprinting vendors
      • IdentoGo service code: 25YQZV (most commonly used vendor)
        • For either Colorado or Out-of-State
        • For Colorado residents, choose the Digital Printing, NOT the mail-in card.
        • For out-of-state applicants, choose the mail-in card
      • American Biodentity Inc./Colorado Fingerprinting service code: 6188EPPI
  • Proof of Fingerprint Background check can also be documented by submitting a copy of a current Substitute Teaching License
  • Payment of university application fee
  • 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 Ed. and Elementary Ed must pass the Elementary Praxis – Three Subject Bundle #5901)
    • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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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