Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Graduate Program

Undergraduate Application

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The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is a five year program for Sweet Briar undergraduates who are pursuing one of three licensure options.

Men and women with bachelor degrees from other institutions may also apply for a full-time M.A.T. program that prepares candidates for licensure in one calendar (June-May) year.

Applicants must submit the following items for admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching program:

  1. Completed application
  2. A cover letter
  3. A current résumé
  4. Two references
  5. All college transcripts (need overall GPA of 2.75 and 3.0 for any EDUC courses)
  6. Passing scores or proof of:
    • Praxis 2 in area you are seeking licensure
    • Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA)
    • Elementary Education: RVE (Reading for Virginia Educators)
    • Certificate CW55691: Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting and Responding for Educators
    • Current CPR/first-aid course
    • Current tuberculin skin test from doctor
  7. If you are currently accepted in the Sweet Briar teacher education program, you will also need to provide a copy of your certificate of completion for the online tutorial from the Virginia State and Local Civic Education Module.
  8. $40 application fee — pay online or make check payable to “Sweet Briar College” and mail to:

    Sweet Briar College
    Attn: Admissions Office
    P.O. Box 1052
    Sweet Briar, VA 24595

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