There are four steps to apply for the MAT in Classical Education:

  1. Complete Eastern University’s online graduate application. Specify “MA in Teaching, Concentration in Classical Education” as the Academic Program.
  2. Request two letters of reference (we recommend one professional and one academic) that speak to your personal character; intellectual capacities and curiosity; ability to flourish in a graduate program emphasizing reading, writing, and discussion; aptitude for interactive conversation; and potential for success as an educator. Have the letters sent to
  3. Write your Intellectual Autobiography and Statement of Purpose and email as Word documents or PDFs to

Intellectual Autobiography: Discuss the history of changes and developments that have been significant to your educational and intellectual experience, and state your academic and professional goals (500 words or less).

Statement of Purpose: Explain why you are pursuing the Master of Arts in Teaching in Classical Education at Eastern University (300 words or less).

  1. Request transcripts from any colleges or universities where you have completed coursework, and have the transcripts sent to:

Meganne Beach, Director of Recruitment

Templeton Honors College

Eastern University

1300 Eagle Rd.

St. Davids, PA, 19087

Other Details:

To be accepted for the summer of 2019, all application materials should be received by April 6th. Applications received after this date may not be eligible for admissions.

If you have any questions, please contact Meganne Beach, Director of Recruitment, at

Important Note for Great Hearts Teachers:

If you have been selected as a participant in the Great Hearts Partnership, your reference letters, Intellectual Autobiography, and Statement of Purpose will be sent directly to the Templeton Honors College by Great Hearts Academies.

You only need to complete your online application and have your transcripts sent to Templeton.