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M.A. Teaching (Initial License) Hybrid/Online Option: Application Requirements

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Steps in applying to MAT Initial Licensure program:

  1. Apply to be a WOU graduate student ($60 fee)
  2. Apply to MAT Initial Licensure program

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Deadlines and key dates:

  • Apply to the online/hybrid MAT program by the following deadlines
    • Application packet due October 15, 2020 for January 2021 start
    • Application packet due May 1, 2021 for September 2021 start 

    Detailed application requirements:

    1. Apply for WOU Graduate admission:

    • Complete WOU Application for Graduate Admission online.
    • $60 application fee
    • Evidence of completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from regionally accredited institution as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree. If the applicant’s cumulative GPA is below 3.00, but a calculation using the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) of graded course work is 3.0 or higher, the latter will be used as the basis for admission. Applicants who hold a master’s degree will have the 3.0 GPA requirement waived.
      • GPA requirement: Students with less than 3.0 can also provide passing MAT/GRE scores to be fully admitted. A student who has an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 can be admitted conditionally for the first 9 credit hours. Students can petition for conditional graduate admission via the graduate student general petition located on the graduate office website. *Conditionally admitted students will not be able to receive financial aid until they become fully admitted students and a program plan is on file.
    1.  Apply for MAT Initial Licensure program admission:

    Please upload all MAT program application materials to Tk20 unless otherwise specified. 

    • For previous or current WOU students see here for information on accessing Tk20.
    • For new WOU students see here for information on accessing Tk20.
    • If you need any assistance with Tk20 please email Olivia Flores, Program Assistant (

     See the list below of requirements to fill out and upload to Tk20, plus other necessary materials you need to submit.

    • Transcript Review: to be done before the application deadline – contact Olivia Flores ( or 503-838-8675) for more information.
    • Current resume
    • MAT essays: Questions can be found on the Tk20 application.
    • 30 hours of Observation/Volunteer time. This should be in a classroom where your content area is being taught, however, other classroom experience will be accepted. Provide a letter from the teacher(s) or administrator you completed this time with. (Letter should be on school letterhead.) We are currently accepting virtual observation hours. This letter should be sent directly to or mail to: 

    Darla Campbell, RWEC 215

    Western Oregon University 

    345 Monmouth Ave. N. 

    Monmouth, Oregon 97361 

    • Two letters of recommendation verifying your success working with youth. Each reference will also need to complete an EDA form. Please send this form to each reference and ask them to send it directly to or mail to: 

    Darla Campbell, RWEC 215

    Western Oregon University 

    345 Monmouth Ave. N. 

    Monmouth, Oregon 97361 


      If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Olivia Flores- College of Education, MAT Graduate Programs Assistant, or 503-838-8675. If you have any questions, please contact us! If you are having difficulty deciding who to contact, please check out our Organizational Chart.