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).
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 provisionally with qualifying scores on the Miller Analogies Test or the Graduate Record Exam.
A graduate application can be downloaded from our website or requested by contacting the Office of Graduate Studies at 304-876-5313. Completed applications and an application fee of $60 should be sent to the Office of Graduate Studies. All transcripts and GRE or Miller scores should be sent separately by the school or the testing agency to the Office of Admissions. Click here for locations to take the Miller Analogies Test. For test dates, fees, test center locations, online registration for the GRE, and information on test preparation, visit the GRE website. 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: https://www.ets.org
Information on the Miller Analogies Test may be found on Pearson’s website.