Master of Arts in Teaching Admission
Students who are accepted into the M. A. T. program Option 1
move through the sixteen (16) month program in a cohort of no
more than twenty-two (22) students. The program begins during
the January winter term, and is completed by the end of May in
the following year. Classes are usually held during the evening,
with some beginning around 3:30 p.m.
Some daytime commitment is required during the program to
complete the required 100 days of observation time in the public
schools. During the winter and initial spring semesters, students
will be in public schools for a half-day a week. During the fall
semester, students begin their internship by being in the
schools one full day a week. Full-time daytime commitment to a
fourteen (14) week internship is necessary during the final
2015-2016 MAT Cohort
must be received by
Department of Education Specialties
no later than October 1, 2014
To be eligible for admission as a degree-seeking student to
the Master of Arts in Teaching program, the prospective student
- possess a baccalaureate degree in an appropriate content
area, including adequate and current content area coursework
in the intended certification area
- meet all requirements for full admission to the graduate
- Students must submit passing scores which meet Maryland
standards on one of the following tests before beginning the
program: Praxis I, SAT, GRE, or ACT test (Passing scores
are: Praxis I Reading – 177; Praxis I Writing – 173; Praxis
I Math – 177; SAT prior to 1995 – 1000; SAT after 1995 –
1100; GRE prior to 9/1/11– 1000;
GRE after 9/1/11 - 297; ACT - 24). Also, students must take and
pass Praxis II prior to graduation.
- undergo a structured interview by the joint MAT
- possess an undergraduate grade point average of at least
3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program, or
possess a prior graduate degree
- submit official transcripts from all institutions attended
- submit three letters of recommendation
form) from individuals
who can speak to the following criteria:
- ability to write at an appropriate skill level for
graduate level work
- a level of motivation appropriate to carry the candidate
through a rigorous graduate program.
Prospective students should meet with their Department of
Education Specialties advisor for their content area (see
attached list) to assess whether they have deficits for content
course work. Those students who lack appropriate coursework will
be expected to take the identified courses prior to their
enrollment in the internship.
Passing Praxis II Content and Pedagogy
scores must be reported before graduation.
In order to be considered for the next MAT cohort, your
application must follow a four-step process. Please be advised
that the MAT is a competitive program, and limited spaces are
available. No guarantee of acceptance exists for any applicant;
however, we will make every effort to accommodate qualified
Step 1: Contact MAT Program
Contact Dr. Regina Royer, MAT program
director, who will
put you in touch with your content area advisor.
Dr. Royer can be reached via:
410-548-3949 (email preferred)
Step 2: Request Transcript Review
• Complete the free MAT
Request for Transcript Review Form
and indicate your content area. Salisbury University offers
approved programs for certification in: biology, chemistry,
physics, English, earth science, French, history,
mathematics, music (instrumental and vocal), and Spanish. To be eligible for the MAT program, applicants
must have a bachelor’s degree in one of these certification
• Submit official transcripts. Coursework must have been taken
within the past ten (10) years and passed with a grade of 3.0 or
better to be considered. If you graduated from SU, you do not
need to send your transcripts. By including your SU student
identification number or the social security number on the
MAT Transcript Review Form, we can access your transcripts.
After you complete step two, the content-area advisor at SU
will review your transcripts and Dr. Royer, MAT program
director, will send you a letter indicating any additional
coursework that you might need to complete. If you have
significant content area deficiencies, you may need to complete
most of those courses before being admitted to the MAT
cohort. The schedule for completing deficient content-area
courses will be created with your content-area advisor.
Step 3: Application to Salisbury
If you are still interested in applying to the MAT program
after you receive the review of your transcripts, complete the
- Complete an application for graduate
study with the Salisbury University Admissions. The
Application for Graduate Study is available online at
http://www.salisbury.edu/apply/ apply for the Winter 2015
semester if you want the cohort option.
- Submit three (3) letters of recommendation,
using the official
MAT form, to the
MAT Program Director.
- Submit passing scores for the Praxis I,
SAT, GRE, or ACT test.
Step 4: Interview
Applicants who have met initial admissions requirement will
be scheduled during mid-October/early November for an interview
with the admissions committee.
Once these steps are completed, final admissions decisions
will be made in mid-November.
All materials need to be into the
Department of Education Specialties by
October 1, 2014.
Please feel free to contact the appropriate
with any questions you have concerning the MAT program. You
are also welcome to contact the Department of Education
Prospective candidates to the MAT Program should apply to
either SU or UMES for Graduate Study based on the area of the
Apply to SU if your intended certification area is:
- Earth Science
- Music (vocal and instrumental)
Apply to UMES if your intended certification area is:
- Business education
- Family Consumer Science
- Physical education
- Social Studies
- Technology education.