The ecological teaching and learning program always starts in summer.
Suggested Deadline: April 1
If you're an international student, you'll need to submit all required admissions documents by the April 1 application deadline.
Apply online for your on-campus graduate education program.
Create an account and password before you start your application. You can stop and save your application, and return to complete it later.
You'll need to submit the following supporting materials.
You can send the documents separately, but we won't be able to make an admissions decision until we've received everything.
Have each institution where you earned an undergraduate or graduate degree send us your official transcript.
If your transcript is not in English, provide a notarized translation of it.
If you’re enrolled in a degree program when you apply, submit your transcript of the courses you’ve taken to date. Submit your final official transcript once you’ve completed the degree program.
Your transcripts need to be:
- Conferred by regionally accredited colleges or universities
- Original documents bearing the official institutional stamp
- Received by Graduate Admissions Services in envelopes sealed by the sending institution, or sent electronically directly from the institution
Send transcripts to:
Graduate Admissions Services
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
2 Letters of Recommendation
Include 2 recent recommendations from those you’ve worked with closely in an academic or professional setting.
At least one of your recommendations should come from a present or former supervisor.
If you’re in school, or are a recent graduate, one recommendation should come from a professor.
We don’t accept recommendations written by friends or family, or that were written more 2 years before your application date.
Within your online application form, include the names and emails of the people writing your letters of recommendation. They'll receive an email from you with an electronic recommendation form, and they can upload a letter if they choose.
If the program you’re applying to requires an initial teaching license as a prerequisite, you’ll need to submit a copy of the licenses or certifications you hold.
Written Personal Statement
Your written personal statement gives us insight into your motivation, purpose in pursuing a degree program, writing skills, and communication style. It’s an important part of our review process.
Write a 1000–1250 word personal statement.
Address these 6 questions in your statement.
In reflecting on your personal and professional history, what forces have influenced your professional growth and contributed to your decision to seek admission to the Ecological Teaching and Learning program?
What are your long-term professional goals and how will this program help you meet them?
What is your present educational philosophy and how does it identify you as an educator?
Describe any experiences you have had in being part of a learning community.
What are your strengths and limitations in working or learning in a group?
- Is there any other information you would like us to consider?
This program requires an interview with one or more faculty members, once your application file is complete and ready for review. The interview may be conducted here on the Lesley campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by phone, or by Skype. The program department will contact you to schedule the interview.