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  Final Deadline
Summer Semester February 15 March 15  May 3
International Deadline February 1, ALL documents
required by this deadline

The Full-time One Year program is the only MAT program option for international applicants.  

Part-Time MAT Deadlines

Start Term  Scholarship Deadline Priority Deadline
Fall Semester  July 15  August 1

Spring Semester 

November 15  December 1
Summer Semester  May 3

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

Start Term Priority Deadline

 Fall Semester  February 15

Important Licensure Information 

Loyola University Maryland offers several programs leading to professional licensure within the State of Maryland. States and other jurisdictions vary in what professions they require to be licensed and the requirements for licensure within their borders. Loyola University Maryland programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure exams in the state of Maryland. Students planning to become licensed in another state other than Maryland should contact the licensing agency for that state or jurisdiction to determine the appropriate requirements of the state-specific licensing board. 

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) 500 - 700 words
 Official transcripts from all colleges attended. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved international academic record evaluation service. Visit the International Academic Records page for a list of approved services
 One professional reference (academic or professional)  Please note you will send the reference form to your recommender in the application portal.
 A test score is required for applicants with an overall GPA under a 3.0 on the most recently earned degree. 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. No test required for applicants with a 3.0 or higher GPA.

 Official English language examination scores are required for applicants who have not earned (or will not be earning) a bachelor's or higher degree from a college or university where English is the sole language of instruction. For additional details and a list of accepted English language exams, visit the English Language Examination Requirements page.

 International Student Supplemental Form (required only if a student visa is needed).

Required Test Entry Scores only for applicants with an Overall GPA below a 3.0

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

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
 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
Calculus 50 4 Any Introductory Calculus course
College Algebra 50 3 Any college Algebra course
 Pre-Calculus 50 3 Any Pre-Calculus course 


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Title IX

For information about the Title IX Grievance Process, see the Harassment and Discrimination Policy and Procedures for Students and for Employees.

To report any Sexual Harassment or any form of sexual misconduct or related behaviors, please contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please contact the Office of Graduate Admission at or 410-617-5020.