Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Admissions

MAT Admission Requirements

Apply for Master of Arts in Teaching at George Fox University

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 or master'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 (those with a GPA below 3.0 may need to take and pass additional exams before being admitted)
  • Previous experience working with children or adolescents
  • Completed application requirements (see How to Apply)
  • Interview by the admission committee (see Once Your Application is Complete)

Application Deadlines

  • June 1 for the part-time1 MAT At Night format (Program begins in August at our Portland location only.)
  • Apply now for the part-time1 MAT In Your Community format (Program begins in January at our Portland, Salem, and Redmond2 locations.)
  • February 1 for the Full-Time MAT format3 (Program begins in June at our main campus in Newberg.)

1 The final two semesters in both the MAT At Night and MAT In Your Community formats will be full-time in order to complete student-teaching requirements.

2 Redmond program applications will be accepted through November.

3 Full-Time MAT Plus ESOL and Full-Time MAT Plus Reading applications due October 1 for those wanting to begin their course work in January. Please contact admissions counselor for details.

How to Apply

Apply Online
Create an account with a username and password, and complete the MAT application online. Submitting the online application will require a $40 nonrefundable application fee.

Applications can be saved to be completed at a later date. Log in 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

First-Time Applicants

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Returning Applicants

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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:

Office of Admissions
George Fox University
414 N Meridian Street #6089
Newberg, OR 97132
Submit 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 (George Fox University's 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 after the application deadline has passed. 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.


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