2018 Dates and Deadlines

  • Application Deadline – April 6th, 2018
  • Summer Residence begins June 18th, 2018, although some pre-program work will be assigned in advance

Application and Admissions

Details of how to apply can be found on the MAT Apply page.

  • Admission to the Templeton Master of Arts in Teaching requires a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA, a 3.5 GPA is preferred.
  • All applications are reviewed by Templeton faculty and staff and are judged on the following criteria: 1) Passion for classical education, 2) Promise as a skilled teacher, and 3) Academic excellence.
  • The MAT in Classical Education is a cohort-based program with a maximum capacity of 25 students. Because space is limited, fulfilling admissions requirements is no guarantee of acceptance. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so it is advantageous to apply early before spots are filled.

Cost, Scholarships, and Aid

An MAT from the Templeton Honors College will benefit not only the individual teacher and his or her classroom, but also the school at large. Therefore, we encourage teachers to speak with their schools about investing in their ongoing education.

  • The MAT comprises 36 credits. Tuition for the two year program is $24,840 ($690 per credit x 36).* (Eastern University alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on tuition.)
  • For students staying on campus for the entirety of the two five week residencies, room and board will be charged at $2,450 per residency, totaling $4,900.*
  • Information on financial aid can be found here. More information and contact details for Eastern’s Financial Aid office can be found on their website.
  • Many states have grants available for teachers continuing their education that can be applied for separately.

* These costs are estimates based on tuition and room and board for the 2017-18 tuition year.