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M.A. Teaching (Initial License) Campus Based 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

Ready to get started? Request more information or start the application process.

Deadlines and key dates:

  • Apply to the full-time on-campus MAT program by the following deadlines
    • Application packet due February 15, 2020 for June 2020 start
      • Interviews to be held March 12, 13, and 16
        • Orientation for admitted students to be held April 9, 2020

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 submit all MAT program application materials to Olivia Flores, Program Assistant

Link to: Testing requirements

See the list below of pertinent sections of the MAT application guide to print and fill out, plus other necessary materials you need to submit. Please provide your materials in the following order (1 through 13) and clipped together:

  1. MAT Application
  2. Transcript Review: to be done before the application deadline – contact Olivia Flores ( or 503-838-8675) for more information
  3. Current resume
  4. MAT essays: One page double-spaced for each of the 3 questions. Questions can be found on the MAT application.
  5. 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.)
  6. Two letters of recommendation verifying your success working with youth. Please submit in a sealed envelope with the rest of your application materials.
  7. Academic Program Recommendation form – Please submit in a sealed envelope with the rest of your application materials.
  8. Character questionnaire
  9. Read and sign the Professional Characteristics Demonstrated by the Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate form.
  10. Photocopy of Content Area passing scores(s).
  11. Photocopy of passing scores on ORELA Protecting Students and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment test
  12. School Placement Questionnaire. List schools and/or districts of preference as well as grade level and possible mentoring teacher if you have one in mind.
    • Note: On-campus interviews with qualified applicants are part of the application process in both the full-time and online programs.
  13. Documentation for completion of one of the following tests: SAT/ACT/GRE (No minimum score required for this portion of the application)


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.