School of Professional Development
Stony Brook University School of Professional Development Search

Master of Arts in Teaching Application Instructions

Admissions Requirements

For admission to graduate study, the following are required:

  1. Personal statement. (Guidelines are published on the application website)
  2. GRE scores. Arrange to have Educational Testing Services (ETS) send official GRE score reports to Stony Brook University (school code: 2548/Stony Brook SUNY Center). Only the general exam results are required; subject exams are not necessary.
  3. Official transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended. Transcript must indicate the conferral of a bachelor's degree and must confirm that you have the required academic major or course work as described on your program description page.
  4. Three letters of recommendation. Two of the three recommendations must be from faculty with whom you have completed a course of study at the college level. It would be preferable that these faculty be in the area of your major.
  5. In those cases where the departmental admissions committee deems it desirable, personal interviews with departmental representatives may be requested.

International Students/Language Requirements
There are additional requirements for international applicants or those for whom English is not their primary language. » View details.

Conditional Admission
Under certain circumstances, promising candidates who lack the required academic preparation may be considered for conditional admission. » Conditional Admissions Policy

Stony Brook University/SUNY is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. Effective January 1, 2016, Stony Brook University will become 100 percent tobacco-free.

How to Apply

Applications, letters of recommendation, personal statements, any other required materials and a nonrefundable $100 application fee are submitted online through Apply Yourself. GRE scores are to be sent from Educational Testing Services. Official transcripts may be sent electronically from the institution to the School of Professional Development or may be mailed to the address listed at right. Students are also required to submit an immunization form to Student Health Services. Visit the Student Health Services Web site for more information.

Application Deadlines

Application packages will be forwarded to the academic department for review and admission decision only if they are completed by the appropriate deadline cited below.

MAT English
Fall: April 21
Spring: October 31

MAT Foreign Language
Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Mathematics
Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Social Studies
Summer/Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT Science (except Earth Science)
Fall: March 31 
Spring: October 31

MAT in Earth Science
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for admission in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms.

Apply Now

Contact Information

For application procedure questions contact:
MAT Admissions
School of Professional Development
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4310
Telephone: 631-632-7050 (option 1)
Fax: 631-632-4992

For program information contact the program advisor listed on the MAT Program page:





© Copyright School of Professional Development at Stony Brook University.
Last modified on 05/09/2014.
Search Stony Brook University