MAT Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or from a nationally recognized foreign institution.
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 semester credits.
  • For applicants seeking elementary licensure, these courses must be completed, each with a grade of C or better, and in combination passed with a GPA of 2.75 or above: ED 341 (4) Literacy Development in the Elementary School, ED 343 (3) Math for Elementary School Teachers and ED 347 (3) Integrated Science and Social Studies for Elementary School Teachers.
  • Receive passing scores on the PRAXIS II Content Area exams.
  • A minimum of 40 hours previous experience in content area and grade levels of licensure.
  • Three letters of recommendation from those who have observed the applicant in classroom settings.
  • Two professional statements detailing interest in the teaching profession and beliefs about student learning.
  • School of Education interview may be required.
  • For secondary applicants seeking licensure, the BA degree must be related to the content area of licensure.
  • For applicants seeking licensure in English or Social Studies, there may be additional prerequisite coursework.
  • Applicants for whom English is not the native language must obtain a score of 550 (paper based test), 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based) on the TOEFL, or a 6.0 on the IELTS. Students with BA degrees from English-speaking institutions do not need to submit TOEFL scores.