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School of Education | MAT Program

Applying to the MAT Program

University requirements for admission include a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours (90 quarter hours) of undergraduate work; and for international students whose first language is not English, a TOEFL score of 600 (or 100 on the internet based test), a minimum score of 68 on the Pearson Test of English, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must earn a satisfactory score on the Praxis CORE examinations.

For secondary education certification, a student must have a bachelor’s degree or 33 credit hours in the subject area they are seeking licensure, such as biology, chemistry, dance, English, French, German, health, mathematics, music, physical education, physics, social studies, Spanish, studio art or theatre. 

Students seeking certification in English for speakers of other languages must be proficient in English. It is strongly recommended that native speakers of English have some background in at least one other language. International students are expected to demonstrate competence equivalent to a score of 600 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in order to be endorsed for certification. 

The College of Arts and Sciences uses a rolling admissions process, though to be considered for a merit award, applications must be received by February 1.

Apply online or visit the Graduate Admissions website for additional information.