To be considered for admission, you must complete the Graduate Application for Admission and follow all steps outlined on the Graduate College admission website.
Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all previously completed undergraduate coursework and a GPA of 2.7 in the content area. Applicants must also have a minimum total GRE score of 284 or MAT score of 387.
Applicants must pass all three subtests (reading, writing and math) of the Praxis I, Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) with minimum scores of 174 in reading and 172 in writing and math. The PPST requirement may be waived if the applicant has an enhanced ACT score of 26 or higher, a re-centered SAT score of 1125 or higher, or a master’s degree or higher.
Once admitted to the program, all students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
In the final semester of the program, students will be enrolled in EDF 677: MAT Level III Clinical Experience, a 15-week, full-time student teaching experience under the direct supervision of a certified teacher. Prerequisites for student teaching include: 3.0 GPA in all graduate MAT courses, completion of a minimum of 90% of content courses (100% recommended), collation of Level I and II clinical experiences, completion of all MAT coursework, and successful completion of Praxis II content area exams.
Candidates must take and pass the comprehensive examination during their student teaching semester.
Students must take and pass the Praxis II, Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exam for certification. The PLT may be taken during or following the final semester in the MAT program.
Upon completion of the MAT program and all testing requirements, students should apply for licensure. The teaching license is awarded by the West Virginia Department of Education. However, the candidate must be recommended for licensure by the institution.