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Applications to the Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction are accepted throughout the year.

Items Required for Application Review: To be considered for admission, you need to submit the following items to Seattle Pacific University. Whenever possible, include all information in one application packet:

  • A graduate application.
  • A $50 application fee. Checks are to be made payable to Seattle Pacific University.
  • An official transcript from each college/university where a degree was obtained, a professional certification program was completed, or where any graduate coursework was taken. These must be official transcripts and remain sealed in the original envelopes. Transcripts may be mailed directly to Seattle Pacific University (see address below).
  • A copy of your most current teaching certificate. If you are non-certified, please contact SPU to determine the possibility of entering this program. Due to the focus of this degree on the K≠12 school system, it is preferred that each applicant have completed an approved program for teacher certification prior to enrollment.
  • Two letters of recommendation. These letters should provide a current assessment of your personal qualifications relative to past/future service in the professional environment and capability for graduate study. Recommendations should come from present principals, supervisors, former professors, pastors, or colleagues.
  • Scores from either the Miller's Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). International students must also submit their Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Official results must be sent directly to Seattle Pacific University. Test scores must be less than five (5) years old to be valid. Seattle area residents may schedule the MAT or GRE by contacting the Testing Center at the University of Washington at (206)543-1170. Please allow two to three months for results to arrive. Check out the GRE web site at
  • A personal statement. This is a typed personal statement describing your academic and professional goals. Your personal statement should not exceed two pages in length.

All information should be mailed to:

The Graduate Center

Seattle Pacific University

3307 Third Avenue West

Seattle, WA 98119-1997

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