Admission Process

Master of Arts in Teaching

The MAT Admission process for both MAT Elementary and MAT Secondary is a continuous process with an admission date that begins only in the summer session (May). The application deadline is April 1. A fall and spring interview cycle is scheduled each year.  Students who complete their application and take part in the fall interview cycle can receive an early admission decision for May.  Students who take part in the spring interview cycle should receive an admission decision no later than May 1, depending on the date of interview.  Students are encouraged to apply early to be assured time to complete the admission process.

Application Process:

  1. Complete a graduate application online or download the PDF application and send to FSU Graduate Services, 101 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD 21532.  Online at

  2. Submit an official copy of all undergraduate transcripts to the Office of Graduate Services: FSU Graduate Services, 101 Braddock Rd., Frostburg, MD 21532.

  3. Upon receipt of the transcript, your file will be referred to the Program Coordinator who will perform a transcript review to determine your prerequisite needs and they will contact you or meet with you about next steps in the application process.

  4. Submit Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test ( for more information.  This is due no later than May 1 and is required before the admission decision can be made. We recommend you register and take this exam early in the process. If yo have taken this test in the past, you will be required to send copies of your score report to the Office of Graduate Services on the Frostburg Campus. SAT score of 1100 combined math and verbal, ACT of 24, and GRE of 1000 or 300(V+Q) can be accepted in lieu of Praxis Core test.  You must have reports sent to the Office of Graduate Services.

  5. You will be required to participate in a portfolio and interview session in fall or spring. You will be invited to take part in a portfolio training session to learn more about the portfolio and interview requirements prior to the scheduled interview. However, it is important that you have an application on file in order to receive this information and further communications about the program and application process.

  6. An interview will be scheduled for either fall or spring depending on your application completion date.

When application materials are received, your file will be forwarded to the Program Coordinator for transcript review.  The Program Coordinator will contact you to make an appointment to meet either in person or by phone to discuss the program, your transcript, any deficiencies and other items students need to know to progress through the admissions process.

The Office of Graduate Services is the office that will coordinate your documents for application.  All documents provided to other offices or the Program Coordinator will not be considered part of your official application; therefore it is important that you have all original documents send directly to the Office of Graduate Services at the following address: 

Send all documents to:

Frostburg State University
Office of Graduate Services
Pullen Hall
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532

Or email to

For more information contact 301-687-7053