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Admission to the MAT Program

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  • Submit an online Graduate application.
  • Interview with Graduate Education Advisor
  • Submit official transcripts for all previous college and/or university work. In order to be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to the Graduate School. If hand-delivered, transcripts must be in an unopened envelope from the issuing institution. The Minimum undergraduate grade point average for admission of 2.75 and concentration area grade point averages of 2.75 both based on the A=4.0 system.
  • Students can register for up to 10 semester hours of graduate credit (no limit on undergraduate hours) before they are admitted to the MAT program.

To move from provisional admission to full admission to the MAT program, applicants must

  • Submit scores on the Graduate Record Examination
  • Submit two completed professional recommendation forms (PDF) related to teaching success and/or qualifications to pursue graduate studies in education. Forms are available in the Graduate School.
  • For Middle Childhood Licensure candidates only: Submit documentation (PDF) of at least 25 hours of experience working with young adolescents (students in grades 4-9) and an evaluation form completed by someone supervising the experience. Special Education candidates will obtain these hours within the course of study.
An additional 25 hours of evaluated field experiences must be fulfilled before candidates are accepted as Degree Candidates. The 25 hours required in EDUC 5100 (Educational Psychology) or field hours associated with other MAT courses may be used to fulfill either of these field requirements.
  • Participate in the MAT Admissions Event, which is offered once every academic term. Contact the Graduate Education Advisor to schedule your session. During the two-hour block of time, candidates will:
  • Complete and submit an application essay. Instructions for preparing for the essay can be obtained from the Graduate Education Advisor.
  • Interview with faculty.
  • Meet with an MAT advisor or faculty member to determine your remaining program of study for the MAT degree and teaching licensure.
The Graduate Education Committee may consider other data related to success in teaching at the discretion of the committee. Applicants who do not meet all of the criteria may petition the Graduate Education Committee—see the Graduate Education Advisor in the Graduate School for details. The Graduate Education Committee reserves the right to reject any candidate who does not meet the outlined criteria.

Applications are reviewed once each term. Applicants will be notified of the action of the Committee in writing within two weeks of the decision, and they may reapply if they do not qualify on the first application by contacting the Graduate School and/or Education Department for application deadlines.

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The Graduate School is located in Roush Hall, room 208.

Office Hours
M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

p / 614.823.3210
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/ Graduate Education Personnel

Kristin Bourdage
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Programs
COELEC Curriculum Coordinator
p/ 614.823.1114
e/ kreninger@otterbein.edu

Gaby Miller

Graduate Education Recruiter/Counselor MAT/initial licensure
p/ 614.823.1346
e/ gmiller@otterbein.edu

Amy Featherstone
Graduate Education Recruiter/Counselor MAE, Educational Mathematics, Adding License, Professional Development
e/ afeatherstone@otterbein.edu

M. Michelle Fosnaugh
Graduate Assistant