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Application Procedure

Applicants must submit the following to be considered for admission into the MAT program:

* Online application

* Using the STAR technique (explained below), please answer the following questions in a 1-2 page essay:

Tell me about a challenging educational experience in your life and how you handled it. What qualities do you possess that allowed you to persevere?

S - Situation (describe the particular situation)

T - Task (what needed to be done)

A - Action (what did you do)

R - Result (what happened, what was the resolution)

 * Updated Resume
  1. Time to Line Up* Official transcripts from every college/university you have attended-a transcript review will be done to confirm your completion of all necessary prerequisites as indicated on the advising checklists, to include an Educational Psychology class AND a Multicultural Education, Urban Education or Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learner class.

* At least 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an individual who can speak to your successful work with children in a public school classroom

* $50 application fee (unless you are a current Colorado College student)

* Indicate when you did (or will) take the Praxis II or PLACE content exam

The priority deadline for admissions is DECEMBER 1, 2015. Rolling admissions through February 1, 2016.
Once your application is complete, you will be contacted to set up an in-person interview.  The admissions committee will make their decision in late February and you will be notified by March 1st.  Students will be expected to commit no later than April 1st to allow ample time to arrange a high quality, good fit placement for your year-long field experience.
If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please indicate so on your application and make sure you file the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2016. Colorado College offers both need- and merit-based scholarships, as well as federal loans.  Please visit the Financial Aid Office MAT website for additional information. 

Supplementary materials to your application may be emailed per instructions on the application or mailed directly to: 

The Colorado College
Education Dept. / Attn: MAT Program 
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80903 
The $50 application fee should be made out to "Colorado College" and mailed to the address above.

Questions or Concerns Regarding Admission? Contact Debra Yazulla Mortenson thru email or at 719-389-6472.

Photo credit: Time to Line Up! by Zach Bardon on Flickr