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Education Application Requirements

Requirements for both the M.A.T. and M.Ed. programs are included below.  All application requirements can be submitted to the Office of Admission. Click the appropriate link below.

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) | Master of Education in Counseling (M.Ed.)

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

  • Application: Complete the Application for Graduate Admission (via the online application). The application includes three essay prompts. Each response should be 300-500 words.
  • Official Transcripts: Arrange to have official transcripts of all completed college-level coursework forwarded to the university. Transcripts should be sent directly by each institution previously attended and reflect the completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. (Degree in-progress is acceptable as long as completion date is prior to the start of M.A.T. classes).
  • Appraisal of Applicant forms: Arrange to have two (2) Appraisal of Applicant for Degree Candidacy forms completed and submitted. Candidates should submit at least one academic reference if they have taken coursework at a college or university within the last three years.
  • Resume: Submit a resume.
  • Interview: An interview for M.A.T. candidates may be requested by the School of Education admission committee at its discretion.

Supplemental M.A.T. Requirements

  • M.A.T. candidates are required to submit the WEST-B (or equivalent) and WEST-E scores in order to enroll. Score submission is not required for the application process. These exams can be submitted any time up until August 1.
    • WEST-B: M.A.T. candidates should arrange to have scores from the Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B) forwarded from National Evaluation Systems. Out-of-state candidates may substitute either Praxis I or CBEST results for the WEST-B with approval from the School of Education.
    • WEST-E: All M.A.T. candidates must meet the content requirements for at least one endorsement area. Secondary candidates must have earned at least the equivalent of a minor in a content area. Both elementary and secondary M.A.T. candidates should arrange to have scores sent from National Evaluation Systems for the Washington Educator Skills Test - Endorsement (WEST-E).
  • M.A.T. with Music Endorsement Candidates, in addition to all requirements above, must audition and submit transcripts to the School of Music. For more information, contact Ruth Schauble in the School of Music at rschauble@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3228.

Master of Education in Counseling (M.Ed.)

  • Application: Complete the Application for Graduate Admission (via the online application). The application includes the essay, which should be 300-500 words.
  • Official Transcripts: Arrange to have official transcripts of all completed college-level coursework forwarded to the university. Transcripts should be sent directly by each institution previously attended and reflect the completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. (Degree in-progress is acceptable as long as completion date is prior to the start of M.Ed. classes).
  • GRE Scores: Arrange to have scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) forwarded from the Educational Testing Service.
  • Appraisal of Applicant forms: Arrange to have two (2) Appraisal of Applicant for Degree Candidacy forms completed and submitted.
  • Resume: Submit a resume.
  • Interview: An interview is required for all M.Ed. in counseling candidates. Interviews are arranged by the School of Education after completed applications have been received.