Master of Arts in Teaching: Checklist for Admission
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.
Priority application dates for the MAT programs are as follows:
- January Cohort - Full-Time Program - November 1st
- June Cohort - Full-Time Program - March 1st - Quality applications are still being accepted until the program fills.
- August Cohort - Part-Time Program - June 1st
Ready to apply? Please submit the following:
- Completed MAT Application & $50 Application Fee
- 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 an 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.
- Passing scores at the state required level on one of the following basic skills tests: EAS (Essential Academic Skills), CBEST, PPST, C-PPST, or WEST-B (REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION).
- Passing scores at the state required level on the ORELA Multiple Subjects Exam - Subtests I & II (required prior to student teaching.)*
- For Middle and High School authorization candidates: Passing scores on the Subject Specific Tests (required prior to student teaching).*
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
* If you have not yet passed the ORELA and, if applicable, Subject Specific Tests, please read and initial the testing requirements statement in the application.
Once you have gathered the above materials,please send them to:The Office of Admissions
2811 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211-6099