Apply to M.A. Program


Our Masters students are prepared to serve as instructional leaders in elementary and secondary schools.  Ordinarily, students concentrate in their preferred areas of interest at the secondary or elementary levels.


Prospective Masters students must meet the admission criteria of both the Graduate School and the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Consideration for admission requires the following:

  1. Complete the online application to the Graduate School
  2. Upload the following materials electronically into the online application:
    • Transcripts of all collegiate work completed to date, graduate and undergraduate
    • 3 Reference Letters
    • Personal Goal Statement
    • Residence Affidavit
    • TOEFL (for international applicants whose native language is not English)
    • Resume/Vita
    • Evidence of K-12 or Other Relevant Teaching Experience

Taken together, the documents in your application file should provide a compelling argument for why you are applying to the program. Seek excellence in the documents you submit. Provide explanations for your application materials. Help the Admissions Committee understand: Why do you want the Masters? Why do you want to earn the degree at UConn? What are you curious about? To the committee, the documents in your application packet should present a complete picture of who you are and what are your scholarly goals.

Application Deadlines

October 15th — Spring admission

January 15th — Fall admission