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Master of Arts in Teaching

Apply to the M.A. in Teaching Program

Application Period

application period
Spring 2021 Fall 2021
Closed October 1, 2020 - June 1, 2021

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  • Select the term, and click "apply"
  • Sign in, or if a new applicant, create an account
  • From the dashboard, select "Add Program"
  • In the search box, type "Fresno"
  • Scroll down and select "Teaching" by clicking on the "+"
  • Select "My application" from the dashboard
  • Compete all four quadrants "Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials"
  • Cal State Apply Graduate Application Guide
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The following describes in detail the requirements for the Kremen School in the "Program Materials" section of the Cal State Apply application. This section must be completed to be eligible for consideration for program admission.

Attach an unofficial copy of your transcripts with your degree awarded or in progress. NOTE: Official Transcripts must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office at Fresno State in order to be eligible for admission review.

Graduate program applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted and a minimum of 2.75 on any Post Baccalaureate work at Fresno State.


This is a 1-2 page, typed statement of your purpose for applying to the program. Focus on your present situation and your short and long-term professional goals.

The General Program Recommendation with Letter Upload is required to be submitted by your recommender. Three recommendations are required. Include letters of reference from instructors, supervisors, or other individuals who are in a position to evaluate you in terms of your potential for graduate study in the program.

You must meet this requirement by one of the following:

  • Obtaining a minimum of a 41+ on the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) writing portion, or pass all sections of the entire test (provide copy).
  • Passing all 3 sections of the CSET Multiple Subject test and the Writing Skills test (provide copy).
  • Obtaining a minimum passing score on the Upper Division Writing Examination (UDWE) as an undergraduate.
  • Earning a grade of "B" or better in any "W" course taken at Fresno State.
  • Substitution request approved by the Graduate Coordinator for course taken at another institution.
To have courses that you have taken at another institution reviewed for substitution, please complete the Writing Competency Request form.

You must have access to a classroom to be in this program. Because of the rigor of the MAT program, first-year teachers with BTSA obligations are encouraged to wait until at least the second year of teaching to participate in this program.

If you are an International Student the TOEFL is a requirement for admission to Fresno State.  Verification of the TOEFL score is provided to the program by the International Admissions Office.


Contact the Program Coordinator

Dr. Nancy Akhavan