How to Apply

Application Deadline

  • Priority deadline: March 16, 2022
  • Final deadline: April 20, 2022

The application for this program may remain open after the dates above until the cohort reaches capacity. To ensure full consideration, submit all required materials by the March deadline.

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.

Application Requirements

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 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, history, 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.



Jenna Larson, Admissions Specialist
Call or Text (509) 313-6227 or (866) 380-5323