Admissions and Aid

Admissions Requirements

MAT Professional program admissions requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in content area or closely related field from an accredited University with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. 
  • Completed application for the master’s degree program (MAT). Apply online or send in a printed application.
  • Personal statement describing your beliefs about teaching and learning and why you have chosen teaching as a profession.
  • Two letters of recommendation from someone who can attest to your ability/potential as a teacher. 
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions.
  • Transcript review for coverage of the Subject Matter Knowledge (SMK) requirements from DESE (MAT-I only).
  • Copies of MTEL score reports Communication and Literacy (01) and content area.
  • Resume
  • Graduate application fee.
  • Copy of Preliminary License or Initial License (if applicable).

Financing your degree

There are several ways to make your degree more afforadable. We offer financial aid and several unique grant opportunities. 

Southcoast Education Compact

Students who are employed in partnering districts may enroll in coursework offered through University Extension at a discounted rate. Eligible districts are:

  • Acushnet
  • Cape Cod and the Islands
  • Dartmouth
  • Diocese of Fall River
  • Fairhaven
  • Fall River
  • Freetown/Lakeville
  • New Bedford
  • Old Rochester Regional
  • Seekonk
  • Somerset
  • Swansea
  • Wareham
  • Westport

Teach Grant

Students seeking licensure in high needs areas (Mathematics, Science, Special Education and Foreign Language) and employment in high need districts (i.e., Fall River, New Bedford and Wareham) are eligible for up to $4000 a year in grants.

Financial Aid

Students are eligible for financial aid once they have been matriculated in a graduate program and have a current FAFSA on file. Eligible students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits of coursework to be eligible for federal financial aid in a given semester.

A FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that allows funding to the University to cover tuition and fees. A 2016-2017 FAFSA can be completed online until May 1, 2017. A FAFSA covers the academic year from September 1- August 31.

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