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MAT Application and Admissions Requirements

Graduate Application

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

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning

An overall 2.75 GPA in all undergraduate coursework OR an overall 2.5 GPA in all undergraduate coursework with a qualifying score on the Millers Analogy Test or Graduate Record Exam.

A 2.5 GPA in the content courses for the area in which certification is sought

Completion of ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and COMM 202 with grades of C or above in each course.

A passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Tests (CASE) or provide proof of exemption as per current WV state testing requirements.

Completion of at least 50 percent of all undergraduate content area work required for certification (with grades of C or better) OR completion of at least 25 percent of all undergraduate content area work required for certification (with grades of C or better) and a passing score on the Praxis II Content Specialization Test for the certification content area.

Statement of Moral Character verifying that you have never been convicted of or are currently under indictment for any felony charge. (Form)

Teacher Candidate Disposition Assessment (TCDA) Acknowledgement form (Form) and self-assessment (Form).  The TCDA is used by Shepherd to meet accreditation requirements.  Your initial self-assessment will be augmented by instructor, field supervisor, and mentor teacher use of the TCDA during program coursework.

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