Graduate Application - Teacher Education

Admission requirements

Colorado Mesa University encourages applications from all qualifying individuals meeting the following criteria, upon which competitive selection will be made by the committee. Applicants must:

  • hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • hold a current Colorado Teaching License--for principal and SPED licensure programs
  • demonstrate evidence of strong academic background and ability to pursue advanced study
  • demonstrate evidence of dedication and promise to the field of education as a professional leader
  • have excellent English reading, writing and critical thinking skills
  • possess competence in the use of education technology
  • maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • attend Graduate Student Orientation at CMU

Students must already have a Master of Arts degree to pursue a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership.

Application deadlines

  • Preferred deadline is March 15th for summer (May) start - May 1st is the last day we can accept application materials with time to evaluate for summer admission.
  • Preferred deadline is June 1 for fall (August) start - August 1st is the last day we can accept application materials with time to evaluate for fall admission.
  • Preferred deadline is November 1 for spring (January) start - January 1st is the last day we can accept application materials with time to evaluate for spring admission.

The graduate application and supplemental items will be submitted online through CMUconnect. For a printer-friendly version of these requirements, see the Center for Teacher Education (CTE) Graduate Application Checklist.

Step 1


A $50 application fee is collected when you submit your application.
Step 3

Colorado Teaching License

Current Teaching license required for Principal and SPED licensure candidates. Prospective students of other education programs who do not hold a license should contact to inquire about licensure requirements.
  1. Upload license to CMUconnect

    Upload a photocopy of your Colorado Teaching License

Step 4

Letters of Recommendation

Step 6

Statement of Purpose

Complete the statement of purpose commenting on your personal educational philosophy and interest in the program.
  1. Statement of Purpose Cover Sheet

    See the cover sheet for guidance on the statement. Once completed, upload your statement of purpose to CMUconnect.

Step 8

Internship Supervisor/Mentor Commitment

ONLY for Educational Leadership applicants.