How to Apply

Application Deadline

The application for the Summer 2024 cohort is now open!

  • Priority Deadline: February 15th, 2024.
  • Final Deadline: June 1st, 2024.

We will begin interviewing as soon as applications are complete and will continue to do so until both cohorts are filled.

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 page.


Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Application Requirements

  • If documents have been generated using Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application may be denied.

  • Complete the Online Application

Official Transcripts

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

Two Recommenders

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.

Required Exams

  • 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.

*Evidence of having passed, taken or at minimum scheduled the following exams is required to be eligible for an interview.  Evidence of passing scores is required for full admittance to the program.


If you are interested in applying for scholarships, please submit a supplemental document answering the following questions:

  • Question 1: What experiences have led you to the decision to pursue a career in education? How has your background influenced your perspective on teaching?
  • Question 2:  How would receiving this scholarship impact your ability to succeed in the Master’s in Teaching program?


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 



Catie Peissig
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