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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Required textbooks and an iPad are included with the program.

Estimated Tuition after MAT Scholarships ($18,900 – $25,545)

Scholarships and Grants

Lutheran College or University Alumni Grant (20% off of tuition) (may only be combined with the MAT Early Application/MAT Testing Award)
Americorps/Peace Corps Alumni Grant ($5,000) (May not be combined with any other CU Scholarship unless specifically noted)

Alumni Grant

Concordia University-Portland, Oregon alumni qualify for a special Concordia Alumni Grant equal to 20% off tuition on most graduate programs. This grant applies exclusively to programs offered on campus or online by Concordia University-Portland. This grant is available to alumni graduating from any of the 10 Concordia University campuses who attend Concordia University-Portland, Oregon. For a list of Concordia University System schools, please visit: This grant is also available to any alumni of any other Lutheran college or university. For a list of colleges, please visit LECNA.

We also offer a $5,000 Americorps/Peace Corps Alumni Grant for any student who is recognized by the organization as being an alumni (Please submit an Americorps/Peace Corps confirmation of service form.)  This grant is not stackable with other scholarships.

MAT Early Application/MAT Testing Award ($250)

To be eligible for this award Concordia University MAT candidates:

  • Must apply and take the Basic Skills Test (reading, writing, and math subtests) by the following dates:
    • Full-time students for summer must apply by March 1st, 2014
    • Concordia’s MAT-Evening (Fall) program by June 1st, 2014
    • Full-time students for spring must apply by November 1st, 2014
  • Must provide proof of their test scores or evidence of their test registration (Once enrolled, the award will be credited to a student's school account.)
    • One of the following tests will fulfill the requirement of the Basic Skills Test:
      • Essential Academic Skills Test (EAS) (Preferred by the state of Oregon)
      • Praxis I Test
      • California Basic Educational Skill Test (CBEST)
      • Washington Educator Skills Test (West-B)

MAT Leadership Scholarship ($500-$1000 Scholarships)

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Answer the following question in one page or less - How do you feel you will be able to embody Concordia University's mission statement by earning the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree from Concordia and becoming a teacher? (Submit entry to your admission counselor)
    • Mission Statement: "Concordia is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society."
  • Your résumé and letters of recommendation for admission will also be used in evaluation for the scholarship.
  • Deadlines:
    • March 20th for June start (full-time Summer)
    • June 20th for August start (MAT-Evening Fall)
    • November 20th for January start (full-time Spring)

This is a competitive scholarship. Students who are awarded a leadership scholarship will be notified within one week after the deadline. Candidates must be an applicant to be considered. The scholarship will be disbursed equally over three semesters.

For additional information, please contact your admission counselor.


U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens admitted to and enrolled at least half-time (3 semester credits) in a CU MAT program are eligible for Federal Stafford Loans that can pay for the entire tuition amount, plus provide additional funds to assist with living expenses and other educationally related costs.

To apply for student loans, you must be admitted to CU's MAT program and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to assist with educational expenses, but are not limited to demonstrated financial need. The interest is not paid by the federal government and is the responsibility of the student. There is an origination fee of 1.073% taken from the loan prior to disbursement, on or after October 1, 2014. The current interest rate is 6.21% for graduate students.

Payment is deferred on the unsubsidized Stafford Loan while the student is enrolled at least half-time. Other provisions include annual loan limit, aggregate loan limit, interest rate and fees, disbursements, and repayment.
Graduate PLUS Loan:
Credit-based loan that graduate students can apply for. The maximum eligibility is the cost of attendance less other financial aid. Origination fee for this is 4.292% and is taken from the loan prior to disbursement, on or after October 1, 2014. Interest rate is 7.21%.
Graduate Annual Limits
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: $20,500
Graduate PLUS Loan: Cost of attendance less other financial aid

Tuition and Fees

2014-15 Tuition: $655 per semester credit
Student Activity Fee: $25 Per Fall or Spring Semester
Technology Fee: .5 to 5.5 hours: $100 per semester
6 hours and above: $200 per semester
Hours required for program: 36 (secondary) to 39 (elementary)

Estimated program costs prior to any scholarships, grants, or other financial aid:

Tuition $23,580 to $25,545