MAT Admission Requirements

MAT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of online application
  • Submission of application fee
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (Cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or better)
  • An essay describing your goals and how the program will assist meeting those goals
  • A current resume or CV
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children and youth
  • Test Score requirements:
    • Submission of passing scores on Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE
  • For information on passing score requirements, please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education website
  • Acceptable applicants will be invited for an interview 
  • Recommendation of the faculty interviewers

International candidates who are seeking to study on an F-1 or J visa and are interested in non-certification-based teacher preparation are encouraged to review the M.S. Education/International Teaching and Global Learning (ITGL) program.

For more information on the application process, please view the SOE admissions page.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (INCLUDING BALTIMORE FELLOWS PROGRAM)
Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education (Accelerated/Full Time)  
Start Terms:Summer (only)
Application Deadline: This program is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019. If you are interested in receiving a notification when the Fall 2020 application opens, please complete our Request Information Form.

Last date that supporting application materials will be received (e.g., official transcripts, test scores, and recommendations)- July 1
Application Requirements: Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:An essay describing your goals and how the program will assist meeting those goals

Baltimore Fellows Applicants (only)
An additional second essay is required.

Based on your undergraduate preparation at Johns Hopkins University and your experiences living in the city of Baltimore, provide a specific example of your commitment to working in challenging settings.
Letters of Recommendation:Three Letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children and youth.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Test Scores:Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE scores

For information on passing score requirements, please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Interview:A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and asked to provide a written response to a prompt and to “audition” by responding to classroom scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING, SECONDARY EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (Accelerated/Full-Time) 
Content areas for secondary education certification include english, social studies, and the sciences (biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics).
Enrollment:Full-Time
Start Terms:Summer
Application Deadline: May 15
Pre-Requisites:Hold a bachelor’s degree (and in some cases a master’s degree) from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university.
Earned minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including for incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress).
Application Requirements:Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Resume/CV
Essay:A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Three Letters of Recommendation:Letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children and youth.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE scores

Passing score on one of the following exams: Praxis Core (reading - 156, writing - 162, and math - 150), SAT (combined math and verbal score of 1000 prior to April 1995 or 1100 thereafter), ACT (composite score of 24), or the GRE (combined quantitative and verbal score of 1000 prior to September 2011 or 297 thereafter)

For information on passing score requirements, please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Interview:A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and asked to provide a written response to a prompt and to “audition” by responding to classroom scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.

Contact Us

Faculty Contact
Mary Ellen Beaty-O’Ferrall, PhD
Elementary Certification
Secondary Certification

Academic Program Coordinator
Liesl McNeal
410-516-9759