Apply for Master of Arts in Teaching at George Fox University

MAT Admission Requirements

We are seeking teacher candidates who are dedicated and focused, open to multiple viewpoints, enthusiastic about learning, able to negotiate systems, and excellent at communicating.

For students seeking admission to the MAT program, requirements are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last two years of course work
  • Interview by the admission committee
  • Previous experience working with children or adolescents
  • Completed application requirements listed below

How to Apply

Apply Online:
Create an account with an email and password and complete the MAT application online. Submitting the online application will require a $40 non-refundable application fee. Applications can be saved to be completed at a later time. Login early to send reference forms and view the essay prompts.
Note: Additional subject area testing is required for State Licensure, but is not required for admission. Subject area tests must be completed before student teaching. Recommended reading: Testing: The Big Picture
Official (Unopened) Transcripts:

Order official transcripts from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Transcripts should be sent to the address below:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97223
Character Questionnaire:
Complete the Character Questionnaire and email to or fax to 503-554-6111. 
Complete FAFSA (if applicable):
Apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA (GFU FAFSA code is: 003194). Contact your financial aid counselor for financial aid award questions.
International Students:
Additional requirements for international students are online here

Once Your Application is Complete

Group Interview/Assessment
The MAT admissions committee will review your application file. Applicants meeting initial program criteria will be invited to a group assessment/interview.
Enrollment Deposit
Upon admission you are required to submit a $200 Enrollment Deposit by the date provided to you in your admit letter. Please review the Student Accounts website for more information.

Application Deadlines

  • Now accepting applications for the Part-time MAT In Your Community program. (Program begins in January at our Portland, Salem, and Redmond** locations.) Apply Now!
  • Now accepting applications for the Full-time MAT Plus ESOL or Reading program. (Option to begin in January or May. Contact Graduate Admissions Counselor for details.) February 1st for the Full-time traditional program. (Program begins in June.) Apply Now!
  • June 1st for the Part-time MAT at Night program. Program begins in August at our Portland location.

**Redmond program applications will be accepted through mid December.

Questions? Contact Kipp Wilfong for more information:

Photo of Kipp Wilfong Kipp Wilfong
Graduate Admissions Counselor
Phone: 503-554-6027