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
- Passing scores on the CBEST or Praxis PPST or the new EAS (additional test scores required in some cases). Students with a regionally accredited Masters or Doctoral degree are exempt. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.
- Interview by the admission committee
- Previous experience working with children or adolescents
- Strong recommendation from three individuals
How to Apply1. Basic Skills Exams: Register for, take, and submit passing scores for one of the basic skills exams for teachers:
- Essential Academic Skills test: www.orela.nesinc.com
- CBEST: www.cbest.nesinc.com
- Praxis I PPST: www.ets.org/praxis
- Recommended reading: Testing: The Big Picture
3. Official (Unopened) Transcripts: Order official transcripts from every college or university you have attended and have them sent directly to the address below.
4. Teacher Focused Resume: Group your work history into two sections: "Applicable Work and Volunteer Experience" and "Other Work Experience." Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 503.554.3110, or mail to address below.
5. Professional Reference Form: Email the fillable Professional Reference form to three references. Completed reference forms can be emailed to: email@example.com; faxed to 503-554-3110; or mailed to address below.
6. Application Admission Statement (Essay): Complete the essay according to instructions in application and submit with application.
7. Character Questionnaire: Complete the Character Questionnaire and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax to 503-554-3110; or mail to address below.
8. Complete FAFSA (if applicable): Apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA (GFU FAFSA code is: 003194).
- Contact your financial aid counselor (Janet Herron *Last name A-K* or Theresa Schierman *Last Name L-Z*) for financial aid award questions.
The Admissions Process Continues
1. Group Interview/Assessment - The MAT admissions committee will review your application file. When you meet the prerequisites as listed above, you will be invited to a group assessment/interview.
2. 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 Financial Services website for additional information and payment.
- Feb. 1 for the Full-time format (Oct. 1 for MAT Plus ESOL or Reading Full-time students)
- June 1 for the MAT at Night format
- Oct. 1 for the MAT in Your Community format
We will continue to accept applications after the deadline when cohorts are not filled. Please contact admissions for assistance.
Please have official transcripts and hard-copy reference forms mailed to:
414 N. Meridian St. #6149
Newberg, OR 97132
503-554-2264 • 800-631-0921 • email@example.com
If you are an international student, please read more about International Graduate Admission.