Completed applications are reviewed as they are received. Quality candidates will continue to be accepted until the program is full, at which time a waitlist will be created.
Note: There are limits to the amount of placements for some secondary subject areas. Once a limit for a subject has been met, a waitlist will be created. Students may pursue other endorsement areas or begin at a later date if their endorsement area reaches capacity.
Priority application dates for the MAT programs are as follows:
- January Cohort - Full-Time Program - November 1st (Elementary cohort only)
- June Cohort - Full-Time Program - March 1st
- August Cohort - Evening Program - June 1st
Complete applications are reviewed as they are received. In most cases, you will receive an admission decision within two weeks after your interview with the College of Education.
Ready to apply? Please submit the following:
- Completed MAT Application
- 1-2 page Letter of Intent that explains why you want to be a teacher, why you are choosing Concordia, and where you see yourself in five years (both personally and professionally).
- Official transcripts verifying a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited post-secondary institution. (In-progress transcripts must document current coursework.)
- A minimum 2.8 GPA for undergraduate work (3.0 GPA for any graduate coursework) is required for admission. NOTE: Graduate credit at CU will only be awarded for courses receiving a B- grade or higher.
- Résumé that lists education, recent work experience, and any experiences in educational settings.
- Two letters of reference dated within the last six months. We ask that your references state how they know you, how they have seen you interact with youth or in an educational setting, and how they feel you will be as a teacher. Please have your reference seal the letter and sign over the seal. Letters of recommendation are confidential and not available to students.
- Complete TSPC character questionnaire.
- Note: Additional testing is required for state licensure but is not required for admission. Please see the Testing Brochure for a complete listing of these tests.
- Interview with the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching Programs. (This is the final phase of the admission process. If your completed file meets all requirements, you may be contacted to schedule an interview.)
- International students must report a passing score on an English proficiency test and other pertinent forms.
- TOEFL: computer-based = 213; paper-based = 550; internet-based = 80; IELTS: 6.5
Please make sure your first and last names appear on all of your application materials. You may submit your materials (preferably in one packet) in one of the following methods:
- Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax to 503-280-8531
- Mail to:
Office of Admission
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211