Application Process

MAT Admission Requirements

Elementary School Classroom

We are seeking teacher candidates who are dedicated and focused, open to multiple viewpoints, enthusiastic about learning, able to negotiate systems, and excellent at communicating.

For students seeking admission to the MAT program, requirements are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 in the last two years of course work (those with a GPA below 3.0 may need to take and pass additional exams before being admitted)
  • Previous experience working with children or adolescents
  • Completed application requirements (see How to Apply)
  • Interview by the admission committee (see Once Your Application is Complete)

Application Deadlines*

Aug. 1
to start in the fall
Program begins in August virtually or at our Portland location only
Oct. 1
to start in the spring
Program begins in January virtually or at our Portland or Redmond locations
Feb. 1
to start in the summer
Program begins in June virtually or at our Portland or Redmond locations

*Applications will be accepted until the cohort is full

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    Create an account with a username and password, and complete the MAT application online. It's free to apply.

    Applications can be saved to be completed at a later date. Log in early to send reference forms.

    Note: Additional subject area testing is required for state licensure, but is not required for admission. Subject area tests must be completed before student teaching. Recommended reading: Testing: The Big Picture

  2. Request an official transcript from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

    Office of Admissions
    George Fox University
    414 N Meridian Street #6089
    Newberg, OR 97132

  3. Complete the Character Questionnaire and email to or fax to 503-554-6111.
  4. Apply for federal financial aid through the FAFSA (George Fox University's FAFSA code is: 003194). Contact your financial aid counselor for financial aid award questions.
  5. Additional requirements for international students are online here.

Once Your Application is Complete

  1. Interview/Assessment

    The MAT admissions committee will review your application file once all materials are submitted. Applicants meeting initial program criteria will be invited to an interview/assessment.

  2. Enrollment Deposit

    Upon admission you are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by the date provided to you in your admit letter.


Kipp Wilfong

Kipp Wilfong

Admissions Counselor, Graduate Education Programs