Requirements for Admission to the MAT Program

  • An earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of an education major (elementary) or education minor (secondary) with additional requirements for elementary or secondary certification.
  • Completion of the admission application (online).
  • An essay discussing the department’s conceptual framework and how you see it influencing you as a teacher.
  • The email addresses of three references, to whom the Education Department will send a recommendation form. These individuals should include:
    • A K-12 teacher with whom the candidate has worked.
    • A professor in the candidate’s content area.
    • A person of the candidate’s choice.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Submission of a portfolio with a score of 88/132 or higher.
  • Acceptable scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years.
  • Please note: The recommendations themselves are due by the deadline below. Please submit the email addresses early.

Application Deadline

The materials listed above should be submitted electronically or in hard copy form to the Education Department. The online application can be found here:

Students in The College of Idaho undergraduate program must complete the admission process by March 15. Others must complete the process by April 1. Candidates will be notified of acceptance into the program within two weeks of the closing date.