College of Education

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must have the following things in order to be admitted into the Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (24 credit hrs.) and/or Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (30 credit hrs.) program:

  1. Career Goal Statement
  2. Graduate School Application*
  3. In-State Tuition Classification Form*
  4. Selective Service Form (male applicants born after 1960)*
  5. 3 recommendations/references* from supervisors/professors/persons who can speak to your ability to succeed in graduate-level classrooms and work experiences.
  6. Current resume
  7. Copy of background check or unofficial copy of teaching licensure
  8. Applicants must also provide an application fee of $60.
  9. One official copy of all transcripts from undergraduate or graduate institutions attended prior (must be sealed)

Once all of the above listed have been received, you will schedule an interview with a faculty advisor for the program.  If you don't live in the area, this may be completed over the phone or through SKYPE.

* Please visit: to access the online, electronic UCCS Graduate School application. You will be emailed a user id and asked to set your password to begin the process. Once you have these 2 items, you will be able to complete the UCCS Graduate School online application.

If you have questions about the application or course registration process, please contact Cindy Brown, at 719-255-4344 or email Please advise Ms. Brown when you have submitted the (*) electronic application materials listed above.