Admission Process | Master of Arts in Teaching | Hyflex

Admission decisions will be based on evaluation of the following items, which can be uploaded to the student portal.

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Admission Checklist

1. Complete the free Graduate Studies Application
2. Official transcripts from each institution attended (can be submitted electronically to or via mail, but must come directly from the institution)

  • Transcripts can be mailed to:
Carroll University
Office of Admission
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

3. Professional résumé
4. Writing sample
  • In 1,000 words or less, please explain your views on the role of education in society and your reasons for wanting to enter the teaching profession. Indicate how your strengths, skills and experiences demonstrate an ability to be successful in the accelerated MAT program.
    • For Secondary applicants please describe your background with your chosen content area and how you feel your experiences have prepared you to share this content area with students. Your response can draw on previous coursework, work and/or personal experiences. (You may include this as part of the 1,000 words.)
5. Two letters of recommendation which include the following: 
  • In what context and for how long have you known the applicant?
  • Why would you recommend this applicant for the Masters of Arts in Teaching program?
  • Other areas authors may choose to address:
    • Characteristics, work habits and dispositions    
    • Strengths and interests
    • Communication abilities
    • Experiences related to future goals
    • Anything else we should consider about the candidate in our admission decision

Admission decisions will be based on evaluation of the following items, which can be uploaded to the student portal at

Secondary content students Only

Subject area expertise will be reviewed for relevant undergraduate degree at the time of application. Coursework representing necessary content and a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale OR a passing score on the approved subject assessment*

  • English and Language Arts – Praxis 5038: English Language Arts: Content Knowledge; Score 167
  • Praxis 5165: Mathematics: Content Knowledge; Score 159
  • Science – Praxis 5436: General Science: Content Knowledge; Score 141
  • Social Studies – Praxis 5081: Social Studies: Content Knowledge; Score 153
  • Physical Education – Praxis 5091: Physical Education: Content Knowledge; Score 150
  • Art – Praxis 5134: Art: Content Knowledge; Score 158
  • Spanish – ACTFL (oral and written proficiency assessment); score Intermediate High on both written and oral tests
    • Testing Sites: The Praxis Subject Assessment (commonly called Praxis 2) is typically administered in person at various testing sites.
    • Cost: $120-$160 (depending on subject area)      
    • Timing: varies depending on subject area, between 2-3 hours 
    • Praxis Ongoing Updates

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Passing scores on the Praxis II exam must be provided, if required.

Students must maintain eligibility throughout the program, successfully completing all requirements. Students who do not maintain continuous registration in the MAT program or are refused admission must reapply for admission and will be subject to the requirements in existence at the time of the new application.

Reapplication is necessary if students fail to register for two consecutive academic semesters. The Education Department reserves the right to counsel students out of the program when appropriate. Many decisions of the Education faculty are governed by state statutes and are not reversible by this institution.


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