M.A.T. Admission Requirements
Admission to the M.A.T. program is selective. The M.A.T. program enrolls new students in the fall term only.
To be admitted to the M.A.T. program, the candidate must meet prerequisites in four areas:
- Subject matter preparation - you must:
- meet NYS certification requirements for content by having a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in the subject area in which you will seek certification or 30 credits in the subject area, of which, 12 credits can be in related courses (cognates);
- meet any other certification content requirements that may apply (e.g., the NYS social studies distribution, at least 6 credits of advanced-level course work);
- General education preparation - you must:
- meet the NYS certification requirements for the general education core;
- Academic excellence - you must:
- have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or the equivalent;
- demonstrate the academic skills necessary to meet the academic and professional demands of the program;
- demonstrate the capacity to develop skills in using learning technologies.
Application decisions are based on:
- undergraduate and graduate transcripts which document the required GPA, content area, and general education preparation;
- an application essay by the candidate which demonstrates the writing and critical thinking skills needed for success in a demanding graduate program, as well as strong potential to make a successful transition into teaching as a profession;
- the candidate’s employment and volunteer/community service history; and
- interviews with college faculty.
An applicant who meets all other admissions requirements and has one deficiency in relation to the NYS content area or general education requirements may be admitted to the program. The student must make up the deficiency by the end of the second term in the program.
For the most recent teacher supply and demand information from the New York State Department of Education , please visit http://www.highered.nysed.gov/oris/stats/tsd.htm
Upon graduation, 90 - 100 percent of M.A.T. graduates from the past three years had teaching positions.