M.A.T. and T2T Elementary Programs

Applicants to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) and Transition to Teaching (T2T) programs at American College of Education must:

  • Complete the application form, submit the application fee, and sign the enrollment agreement.
  • Provide official sealed transcripts documenting successful completion of an undergraduate degree or post-baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0, OR
  • If an applicant has a cumulative GPA below 3.0 but above 2.5, he/she must have at least 5 years of documented professional experience related to the content area in which the applicants seeks licensure.
  • Submit evidence of Indiana passing scores on Praxis I (reading, writing and math) or Indiana Department of Education approved alternative.
  • Provide evidence of Indiana passing scores on standardized tests and other requirements as specified by the Indiana Department of Education.
  • Pass criminal background check from Safe Hiring Solutions.

For additional information on testing requirements, please click here.

Transcript requirements

All applicants must submit to the Admissions Office official, sealed college transcripts from each institution attended.

  • Transcripts that are international and/or not in English must be evaluated through AACRAO or any evaluation agency credentialed through NACES.
  • International applicants must request the course-by-course evaluation. The evaluation report must show that the non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.

All applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language as demonstrated in one of three ways:

  1. Submission of an official transcript showing a degree from a United States secondary school or regionally accredited college/university.
  2. Submission of a transcript from a secondary school or college/university whose country uses English as a primary means of instruction, including Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Gambia, Ghana, Great Britain, Grenada, Guyana, Iberia, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Micronesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Solomon Islands, Philippines, Trinidad, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  3. Submission of an official minimum score on the written or computer-based TOEFL.
    • The minimum written TOEFL score required for written version is 550, for the computer-based version is 213 and for the internet-based version is 80.
    • The testing agency must send test scores directly to American College of Education.