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 higher education coursework
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)
The CASE tests may be waived provided the candidate: a) holds a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education; or b) currently holds, or has held, a West Virginia Professional Teaching, Student Support Services or Administrative Certificate; or c) attained, from a single administration, a composite score of 25 on the American College Test (ACT), 26 on the ACT enhanced (effective November 1989), 1035 on the Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT),1125 on the re-centered SAT (Critical Reading and Mathematics – effective April 1995), or 1170 on the revised SAT using the combined Critical Reading and Math score (effective March 2005). Beginning May, 2016 a combined reading Writing Math Score of 1240 is required.
Completion of at least 50 percent of all undergraduate content area work required for certification (with grades of C or better)
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.
*Students with a GPA lower than 2.75, but not lower than 2.5, may be admitted conditionally with qualifying scores on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Exam.
Application Procedures can be found on first page of actual application.
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.