Admission requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching program requires the following for admission:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
  • One official copy of transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.  Mail official transcripts to KSOE, PMB 4350, Moraga, CA 94575-4350.  
  • A print out of your California teaching credential in Multiple Subject, Single Subject, or Special Education, earned in 2003 or later from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Out-of-state credentials must be converted to a California credential through the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can evaluate your potential to carry out graduate work
  • Statement of professional goals and resume included with your application
  • Application and fee. Fee waived for alumni.
  • Evidence of health insurance or a signed waiver
  • Interview with Program Director

To apply

  • If you earned your credential at Saint Mary’s College, complete this online Pre-Enrollment Form.
  • If your credential was not earned at Saint Mary’s College, complete the online "Apply Now" application.

Application Deadline

Master of Arts in Teaching has a Summer Term start. Applications are accepted year round however priority deadlines must be met to be considered for scholarships.

Foreign transcripts and International students

Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents by one of the approved CTC organizations for admittance into the program. International students have additional admission requirements.

Financial Aid

Managing your finances is as important as managing your program of study. Contact the Financial Aid Office to learn about your financial aid options and how to offset the cost of tuition.

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