The M.A.T. Program seeks to admit individuals who have the competence and commitment to be outstanding teachers and who value the principles and practices that inform the Earlham M.A.T. The program accepts applications from graduates of Earlham and actively seeks graduates from other institutions.
A selection committee of M.A.T. faculty and graduate admissions officers assesses the applicants for the program to identify potential enrollees. Admission to the program is a two-stage process, beginning with the initial application, including recommendations and test scores. The M.A.T. faculty and admissions staff review the initial applications.
After the initial screening, only select applicants are invited to campus for an interview. On campus, G.P.E. faculty and admissions staff interview the applicants individually and in groups.
Competence for admission is assessed through:
evaluation of written essays
Grade Point Average (at least 3.0 in either major or overall course work is desired)
standardized test scores (Praxis I, GRE or other tests approved by the State of Indiana)
letters of recommendation
Commitment to the cohort and the program's principles and dispositions for teaching are evaluated mainly through analyses of the application essay, interviews and letters of recommendation. We also seek candidates who have positive experiences in working with youth as one other means of confirming their desire and capacity to become a teacher.