MAT Pathway for Bachelor's Degree Holders

Inquiry form

To start the transcript evaluation for the Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education (MAT-SE), please complete the inquiry form. When completing this form, please understand that you are not applying to the program. Once the evaluation has been completed, further instructions will be provided.

MAT inquiry form


  • Complete an inquiry form to express your interest in pursuing the MAT-SE. This is not an admissions application. Instead, this form initiates the transcript evaluation process. The Certification Office in the College of Education and Human Development will facilitate your transcript evaluation and discuss other admissions requirements.
  • If instructed, complete any remaining content area coursework through the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Document completion of 7+ hours of teacher contact in a public school setting (or ES 2000 at WMU) and 30+ hours of student contact in a public school setting (or ED 3200 and ED 4200 at WMU).
  • Pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) for the appropriate secondary education discipline(s).
  • For World Language certification, pass the appropriate MTTC and Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) with advanced low or higher.
  • Apply to the M.A. in teaching: secondary education. *Not all applicants who meet the qualifications will be accepted.
  • Complete the master's degree in secondary education. The 13-month intensive program requires full-time enrollment, and involves a cohort-based approach to instruction and a year-long internship in a public school setting, in addition to foundations and pedagogy coursework. At that time, pending successful completion of the program requirements, you may be recommended to Michigan Department of Education for a teaching certificate in Secondary Education.