The application for the Summer 2024 cohort is now open!
- Priority Deadline: March 13th, 2024.
- Final Deadline: May 24th, 2024.
Due to the cohort nature of this program, there is one start date per year: Summer Term. More information can be found on Gonzaga's Academic Calendar & Resources page.
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
If documents have been generated using Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application may be denied.
- Complete the Online Application
Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended.
- If you are a previous or current Gonzaga student, your Gonzaga transcripts will be ordered by the admissions team on your behalf.
Official transcripts can be emailed or mailed to:
Graduate Admissions Operations
AD Box 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068
Request (2) letters of recommendation through the online application. Your references will be contacted directly via email with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation and evaluation checklist on your behalf. Please note: recommendations from family members are not accepted.
Statement of Purpose
A 2-3 page personal statement, in your own words, responding to the following questions:
- Describe how you came to understand your calling to teach. What does that calling mean to you?
- Describe relevant past and present academic experience.
- Describe relevant past and present experience working with children and/or youth.
- Describe a personal experience when you discovered your thinking or way of doing something was wrong, incomplete, or inadequate to the situation. How did you respond? What did you learn?
Submit your resumé of professional experience. Use this sample as a guide.
You may be invited for an interview. This will be arranged by the department after submission of your application materials.
- Basic Skills – WEST-B Exam or ACT / SAT: Applicants must attempt the WEST-B in reading, writing and math. If you have taken the SAT or ACT in reading, writing and math you may submit those passing scores in place of the WEST-B Exam.
- Content Knowledge – NES or WEST-E: Students must submit passing NES or WEST-E scores in content area of endorsement (Elementary, English, Social Studies, etc.)
For more information regarding the above exams, please visit the Washington Educator Skills Test website.
- World Language Endorsement - Required Test: ACTFL written and verbal exam. Required only for applicants of MIT Secondary - World Language (Spanish or French) endorsement.
Military-Connected & Veteran Students
- Currently, all active-duty military members must have permission/approval from an Education Services Officer (ESO), Military Counselor, or the Military Service prior to applying.
- For more information on how to apply for the GI Bill and related benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs How to Apply page.
- Visit Gonzaga’s Military & Veteran Students for more information regarding benefits and student support