Initial Teacher Certification Programs

Admissions Criteria

Regulations and requirements for admission to graduate study and graduate degree candidacy for Initial Teacher Certification Programs correspond to those of The Graduate School. In accordance with the general regulations of The Graduate School, the College of Education, and the various graduate Initial Teacher Certification Program Areas, any candidate for the M.A.T. or M.T. program is required to meet the following admissions criteria:

  • hold a baccalaureate degree with a grade point average of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.00 system)
  • obtain at least two letters of recommendation (some programs require more) from those who can clearly attest to the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to the degree sought
  • submit supplemental application, letter or statement of intent, and/or be interviewed if required by the degree area

Some programs may also require submission of acceptable scores from either the GRE, Miller’s Analogy Test, or Praxis Subject Assessments.  See the Graduate School’s prospective student page for specific program area testing requirements.

Some areas may have additional admission criteria.