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Steps in applying to eMAT Initial Licensure program:

  1. Apply to be a WOU graduate student ($60 fee)
  2. Apply to eMAT Initial Licensure: Elementary track program

Ready to get started? Request more information or start the application process.

Deadlines and key dates:

  • Completed application packet due March 1, 2019 for summer 2019 (June) start
      • Priority Application Deadline March 1st has passed. Completed applications received after the priority deadline will be considered for 2020 cohort.

Detailed application requirements:

  1. Apply for WOU Graduate admission:

  • Complete WOU Application for Graduate Admission online.
  • $60 application fee
  • Evidence of completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent) from regionally accredited institution as defined by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars, with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale) on the most recent baccalaureate degree. If the applicant’s cumulative GPA is below 3.00, but a calculation using the last 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) of graded course work is 3.0 or higher, the latter will be used as the basis for admission. Applicants who hold a master’s degree will have the 3.0 GPA requirement waived.
    • GPA requirement: Students with less than 3.0 can also provide passing MAT/GRE scores to be fully admitted. A student who has an undergraduate GPA of 2.50 to 2.99 can be admitted conditionally for the first 9 credit hours. Students can petition for conditional graduate admission via the graduate student general petition located on the graduate office website. *Conditionally admitted students will not be able to receive financial aid until they become fully admitted students and a program plan is on file.
  1.  Apply for MAT Initial Licensure program: Elementary Track admission:

Please submit all eMAT program application materials to Olivia Flores, MAT Program Assistant

See the list below of pertinent sections of the eMAT application guide to print and fill out, plus other necessary materials you need to submit. Please provide your materials in the following order (1 through 11) and clipped together:

  1. eMAT Application
  2. Transcript Review: to be done before the application deadline -contact Olivia Flores ( or 503-838-8675) for more information
  3. eMAT essays: One page double-spaced for each of the 4 questions. Questions can be found on the eMAT application.
  4. Attach one completed Administrator Nomination form (for applicants already working in schools as an IA/EA or emergency licensed teacher) or two (2) letters of recommendation verifying success working with youth.
  5. 30 hours of Observation/Volunteer time. This should be in a classroom where your content area is being taught, however, other classroom experience will be accepted. Provide a letter from the teacher(s) or administrator you completed this time with. (Letter should be on school letterhead.)
  6. Documentation for completion of one of the following tests: SAT/ACT/GRE (No minimum score required for this portion of the application)
  7. Current resume
  8. 30 hours of Observation/Volunteer/Classroom Teaching in an Elementary Classroom. This set of 30-hours must be in an elementary school classroom. Provide a letter from the teacher(s) or administrator you completed this time with or who can verify these hours and describe your responsibilities (if working in the classroom). Letter should be on school letterhead.
  9. Character questionnaire
  10. Read and sign the Professional Characteristics Demonstrated by the Master of Arts in Teaching Candidate form.
  11. School Placement Questionnaire. List schools and/or districts of preference as well as grade level and possible mentoring teacher if you have one in mind.

Process: You will be notified via email regarding acceptance status within 30 days of receiving a complete application. A complete program application includes the components outlined below. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. You will be notified via email if you are missing any application components.



If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Olivia Flores- College of Education, eMAT Graduate Programs Assistant, or 503-838-8675