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Master of Arts in Teaching

Graduate Studies Application

Note: make sure you download Adobe XI (11.0.02) of Adobe Reader to fill in the form:

MAT Teacher Eligibility Form (PDF) – All Master of Arts in Teaching applicants – Submit with Graduate Studies Application.

MAT Statement of Moral Character Form (PDF) – MAT Accepted Students

International Graduate Students

General Application Procedures

Please follow the steps listed to complete this application:

  1. Save a copy of the .pdf application to your desktop.
  2. The application is required of all degree-seeking students, regardless of whether you are interested in part-time or full-time studies.
  3. A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required of all applicants, except for those pursuing the M.A.T. degree and those parties listed in #3. Application to the M.A.T. program requires a total of $60 for the application fee and transcript analysis. A check or money order, payable to Shepherd University, should be sent with this application form to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
  4. Application fees are waived for current Shepherd students, alumni, and employees.
  5. Please read the statement which relates to the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).

Candidates for the M.A.T. degree program must meet the following requirements.


*Students with a GPA lower than 2.75, but not lower than 2.5, may be admitted conditionally.

For test dates, fees, test center locations, online registration for the GRE, and information on test preparation, visit the GRE Web site. All PRAXIS test scores should be sent separately by the testing agency to the Department of Education.

After the application and all transcripts have been received, they will be analyzed for required content courses, and all other admission criteria. Students will receive written notification of what criteria have been met and what, if any, criteria still need to be addressed prior to admittance.

To find out more information about the PRAXIS, TOEFL and other assessment of learning tests, please go to the ETS website:

Information on the Miller Analogies Test may be found on Pearson’s website.