MA, Teaching

If you completed our SJSU Single Subject or Multiple Subject Credential Program within the last 6 years, have received your Preliminary Credential from CTC, and want to add a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), then we invite you to apply to our new MAT program.

Application Requirements

  1. Transcripts
    • Submit transcripts for your undergraduate and credential coursework. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

  2. Statement of Purpose
  3. Proof of Teaching Position
    • Submit a brief letter from your school’s principal on school letterhead.

  4. Letter of Recommendation
    • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation, addressed to the Department of Teacher Education. A letter of recommendation submitted as part of a job application is not appropriate for the MAT application. The letter must:

      • Be specific to returning for the Master’s in Teaching (MAT)

      • Indicate specific qualifications for a graduate program

      • Indicate potential to contribute in the future

      • Be from people in a supervisory role who have known you in a professional or educational setting

      • Speak to your ability to work with people, experience with youth, your work ethic, your intellectual capabilities, and / or other characteristics pertinent to teaching


Go to the Deadlines webpage of the Graduate Admissions website for Cal State Apply application submission due dates. You should plan to upload required department documents well before the deadlines.