Fast-Track MAT Admission for Loyola Seniors

Are you a Loyola University Maryland senior? Do you have a passion for education or a love of teaching others about your field of study? Can you picture yourself leading a classroom?

Why not become a teacher? Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree and become a certified teacher in just one additional year after graduation!

Loyola seniors now have the option to apply to the Full-Time, One-Year or Part-Time MAT program at Loyola through our Fast-Track admission. To apply, please review the steps below.

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Qualifications

You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA with a major in one of the following subject areas:

Elementary Education

The elementary education program requires an undergraduate major in one of the four content areas (mathematics, science, English, or social studies) and/or a well-rounded liberal arts background including courses in science, mathematics, English, and social studies.

  • English – 9 credits which includes on English Literature course
  • Math – 9 credits which includes one statistics course
  • Social Studies –9 credits which includes one U.S. history course
  • Science – 10 credits which includes one science with a lab course

Secondary Education

An undergraduate major (or 27-30 sufficient credits) in the certification area (art, biology, chemistry, earth/space science, French, vocal or instrumental music, physics, English, Spanish, mathematics or social studies) is required.

MAT Secondary Certification Areas (Grades 7-12)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space Science
  • Physics
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies (at least 15 credits must be history)
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • Government
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

MAT Secondary Certification Areas (Grades PK-12)

  • Art
  • French
  • Music (vocal or instrumental)
  • Spanish

*Please note a transcript analysis may be required to determine any pre-requisite coursework needed—those interested in a preliminary transcript may email their unofficial Loyola transcript to educationdean1@loyola.edu

How to Apply

  • Submit your online application for Full-Time, One-Year or Part-Time MAT by May 1.
  • Email graduate@loyola.edu to notify them you are applying to the Fast-Track option of the Full-Time, One-Year or Part-Time MAT.
  • If your overall GPA to date is less than a 3.0 you must include a copy of one of the following qualifying SAT, ACT, GRE, or Praxis CORE scores.
  • If you do not have qualifying scores at this time, you may be provisionally admitted should you meet admission requirements. Provisional admits must submit qualifying scores* by May 15. If your overall GPA is a 3.0 or higher, NO Test scores are required.

*For more information about qualifying scores, please visit the program requirements page

Benefits of the Fast-Track Admission Option

Once these steps are completed, the Office of Graduate Admission will:

  • Waive your $60 application fee
  • Automatically pull your Loyola transcript
  • Waive your resume, essay, and letter of recommendation

Program Pathways

Practical, Real-World Application

Students complete clinical experiences in Professional Development and partnership schools in the greater Baltimore area. Students who are already teaching in their certification area may have the option to complete their field experiences and/or internship in their schools.

Hear from Greyhounds
Loyola’s MAT program was exactly what I was looking for— a great hands on experience with supportive and encouraging mentors. The internship experience has been amazing and I have learned so much from all of my professors and my mentor teachers, so I feel that Loyola has prepared me to be the kind of educator that I strive to be.
Nicole Levine, '22
The MAT program's clinical and academic experiences prepared me to be a teacher who models compassion, competence, creativity, preparation, reflection, and responsiveness to diverse learners. In just one year, I have grown tremendously and am proud to be a part of this community of highly qualified teachers.
Summer Pearson, ‘22
As an educator, the MAT program gave me the necessary tools to promote and cultivate, diversity, equity, and inclusion in my classroom. Invaluable internship experiences alongside relevant curriculum ensured that my transition from scholar to educator be a seamless and successful one.
Martina Ramirez, '18
Ready to learn more?

Explore the following links or contact us at mat@loyola.edu or 410-617-5095. For admission-related questions, contact Mechelle Palmer at mjpalmer@loyola.edu.

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When students enroll in the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs at Loyola’s School of Education, they are welcomed into a vibrant and diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are engaged in ensuring an inclusive educational system that actualizes social justice.