Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Teaching (MAT) 

Application Deadlines

Spring Summer Fall

Priority Deadline: Nov. 1

Final Deadline: Jan. 7

Final Deadline: May 1

Priority Deadline: June 15

Final Deadline: Aug. 15

Admission Criteria

  • No GRE scores are required.
  • a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 is required for full admission to the program, and 2.75 is required for conditional admission. All GPA calculations for admission are based upon the last 60 credits of undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study. See graduate admissions policies for more information.
  • transcript analysis (see below for more information):
    • One-Year: A maximum of two content course classes may be pending when MAT courses start.
    • Part-Time: Uncompleted content course work may be pending when MAT courses start. Part-Time students have seven years to complete the program from the first term of coursework.

Application Requirements

Submit an online application, application fee and official transcripts, along with:

  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from professors, employers, or supervisors from volunteer work (email address of recommenders must be entered on the application) are required.
  • Personal Statement: A one to two-page personal statement about your reasons for entering the teaching profession.
  • Resume: A current professional resume.
  • Transcript Analysis:

    All applicants must submit a transcript analysis request to determine content area prerequisites that may be required in addition to MAT program coursework. A transcript analysis can be completed when application materials are received, but applicants are strongly encouraged to request an analysis at least two terms prior to the anticipated start of their program.

    To request a transcript analysis, send a cover letter stating your intended area of concentration to the MAT program coordinator. Include the following:

    • name and email address
    • mailing address
    • telephone number
    • an official or unofficial copy of your transcripts from all two- and four-year colleges/universities you attended

    If you submit official transcripts to the MAT office, they will be shared with the Graduate Admissions office. Transcript analysis requests may be emailed to .

    Applicants will receive written notification of transcript analysis results via email. Any missing content area prerequisites required for the program will be identified.

    Upon receipt of application materials, the Graduate Admissions Office and MAT office will respond within three to four weeks with a formal letter and admission decision.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

U.S. Immigration requires F1 and J1 students to be enrolled full-time with the majority of their classes taken in-person and on campus. For a list of TU programs that comply as well as information on required credential evaluations and English-language proficiency, please see admission requirements for international students.