Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Apply to Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Mat Options

The following options are available for MAT:

  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
  • Secondary Education (grades 7-12): biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, or social studies
  • Secondary Education (grades PK-12): art, French, music (vocal or instrumental), or Spanish

Priority Application Deadlines

Please note the priority deadlines below.  After these dates, at the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be reviewed on a space-available basis. This does not apply to international applicants. If you have any questions regarding available admission spots, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 410-617-5020.

Full-time One-Year MAT Deadlines

Start Term Scholarship Deadline  Priority Deadline
Summer Semester February 15 March 15
International Deadline February 1, ALL documents
required by this deadline
 

Part-Time MAT Deadlines

Start Term  Priority Deadline
Fall Semester  July 15

Spring Semester 

November 15
Summer Semester April 1

Combined B.A./B.S.-MAT (5th Year Option for Loyola students)

Start Term Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Fall Semester February 1 May 1

International Student Application Deadlines

International students may only be enrolled in full-time degree programs. In order to maintain a full-time status, students may be required to travel between Loyola's three campuses in Baltimore, Timonium, and Columbia. Public transportation is not available. International students must submit a complete application for admission (including all supplemental documentation) by the deadline shown below.

Start Term Deadline
Fall Semester Only April 1

Application Form

Online application

Required Supplemental Materials

In addition to the application form, you must submit the following:

 Nonrefundable $60 application fee

 Essay (found on the online application)
 Official transcripts from all colleges attended. All non-US transcripts must be translated and evaluated by any member of NACES. (www.naces.org)
 One professional reference (academic or professional)  Please note you will send the reference form to your recommender in the application portal.
 A person interview may be required.
 Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) qualifying scores from one of the following tests- Praxis, GRE, ACT or SAT. Below please find a listing of accepted scores.
 Optional Resume

 TOEFL or IELTS scores are required if the student's native language is not English. Loyola's ETS code is 5370. Loyola requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or a 7 in all areas of the IELTS.

 International Student Supplemental Form (Required only if a student Visa is needed.

Required Test Entry Scores

Test Dates  Required Score 
 Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators taken after 2014 Reading- 156, Writing 162, Math 150
Praxis 1: PPST/CPPST
(Reading, Writing and Math) 
taken prior to September 1, 2014 composite score of 527* 
 SAT taken after 2016 Math and Verbal composite score of 1180
 SAT taken after 2005 Math and Critical Reading composite score of 1100*
 SAT taken between 4/95 and 2005 Math and Verbal composite score of 1100*
 SAT taken prior to 4/95 Math and Verbal composite score of 1000*
 ACT   Composite score of 24
 GRE taken prior to September 1, 2011 Verbal and Quantitative composite score of 1000*
 GRE taken after September 1, 2011 Verbal and Quantitative composite score of 297

For SAT results, call College Board 866-756-7346 to request an archive copy. Request that the copy is sent to your home address and then send a copy to the Office of Graduate Admission, 2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093. 

If you wish to take all three computer-delivered Core Academic Skills for Educators exams (5712, 5722,5732) at the same time, select Core Academic Skills for Educators Combined Test (5751) when registering.  Loyola's institution code is RA5370. Additional information about the Praxis Core exam may be found on the MSDE website.   Qualifying scores on the Praxis 1 (taken prior to Sept 1, 2014), SAT, ACT or GRE tests may be substituted for the Praxis Core exam requirement for MAT applicants as follows:

    *Composite scores must come from exams taken in the same calendar year.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

Please have your college or university email or mail the transcripts to one of the addresses below:

Loyola University Maryland
Office of Graduate Admission
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093
 
Or emailed to graduate@loyola.edu

Additional Application Information

It is the policy of departmental admission committees to give promising applicants the opportunity to undertake graduate work. A careful examination of an applicant's academic and professional qualifications precedes every admission decision. The committees look for previous academic achievement by considering an applicant's undergraduate and graduate records. Work experience is assessed through the presentation of a resume or vitae and professional references.

Applicants accepted for graduate study will be advised in writing. At the time of admission, individuals will be informed of any courses for which they have qualified for advanced standing and/or additional courses or prerequisites requiring completion before commencing their graduate studies. A program advisor who assists in planning a program of study will be assigned, and students are responsible for discussing any special needs they may have with their advisor.

Pre-requisite Courses (Transcript Analysis)

A transcript analysis determines the content area prerequisites you may be required to complete in addition to the MAT program coursework. A full list of required prerequisites courses can be found on the elementary or secondary education program pages. Students missing no more than three prerequisite courses may be admitted conditionally to the part-time program.  These courses are taken outside of Loyola and must be completed by the end of  your second semester.  Students are encouraged to take the courses at your local community college.

Master of Arts in Teaching candidates may submit acceptable College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) scores to satisfy up to 6 prerequisite credits. Exams may not duplicate courses on candidates transcripts.

Test  Score Accepted Prerequisite Credits Satisfied Course Equivalent
Literature
 American Literature 50 3 Any U.S. Literature course
 Analyzing and Interpreting Literature 50 3 Any English Literature course
 Social Studies
 American Government 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 History of the United States I or II 50 3 U.S. History course
 Western Civilization I or II 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Introductory Psychology 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Introductory Sociology 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Principles of Macroeconomics 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Principles of Microeconomics 50 3 Any Social Studies course
 Natural Sciences
Biology 50 6 Any Introductory Biology course
Chemistry 50 6 Any Introductory Chemistry course
Natural Sciences 50 3 Elementary MAT candidates only:any integrated science course
 Mathematics
Calculus 50 4 Any Introductory Calculus course
College Algebra 50 3 Any college Algebra course
 Pre-Calculus 50 3 Any Pre-Calculus course