Master of Arts in Teaching - Admissions

Master of Arts in Teaching - Admissions

Master of Arts in Teaching


Applications for this program are accepted June 15 through January 1 of each year, with selection and admission determined by April 15. Coursework begins during the summer I session.


  • A completed Graduate online application.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate secondary education discipline (a transcript evaluation will determine what additional discipline area coursework will be required).
  • An overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 = A) in the last two years of undergraduate work
    • If you have a GPA of less than 3.0:
      You may be granted a Conditional Admission, and this will be converted to a regular admission if students receive a grade of "B" or better in the first two graduate courses (six credit hours) taken.
  • A concise written "statement of purpose" (250 words or less) indicating the applicant's reasons for seeking admission to the program and what the applicant hopes to accomplish during the program of study and which demonstrates congruence of applicant's written "statement of purpose" with the parameters of this degree program.
  • Acceptable scores on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) - Basic Skills test, and at least one secondary education content area (i.e., biology, chemistry, physics or mathematics).

Drop off your statement and program emphasis form in 4121 Sangren Hall, or mail to:
Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5226 USA

Application assistance may be obtained by email or phone by contacting Tammie Klinger.


4121 Sangren Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5276 USA
(269) 387-3465 | (269) 387-3880 Fax