The M.A.T. is appropriate only for individuals who do NOT hold any teaching certification. This program is designed for persons interested in acquiring initial teaching skills of students with mild/moderate disabilities at the elementary education levels along the special education continuum of placements.
General admission requirements of the Graduate School
Passing level scores on the PRAXIS Pre-Professional Basic Skills Tests or a composite ACT score of 22 or a combined Verbal and Math SAT score of 1030
Passing level score on an appropriate Content area PRAXIS test (PRAXIS II)
Candidates in the MAT 1-5 program take PRAXIS II Elementary Education Content (0014)
3 letters of recommendation
Candidates for admission who are currently working as teachers must have letters of recommendation from an appropriate school official who has direct professional knowledge of the candidate's skills and potential.
Candidates for admission who are not currently working as teachers must have letters of recommendation from a non-relative, who has direct knowledge of the candidate's potential for success as a graduate level student and a working professional. Employers and previous university/college faculty are examples of appropriate sources.
Additional recommendations may be requested to support candidacy if determined necessary by program admission committee.