2019 Dates and Deadlines

  • Application Deadline – April 29th, 2019 EXTENDED
  • Summer Residence begins June 16th, 2019, although some pre-program work will be assigned in advance

Session 1: June 17–July 2

  • Amy Richards: Difference & Human Dignity: 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Fred Putnam: Philosophy & History of Education II (Modern): 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Fred Putnam: Classical Pedagogy I: Culture of the Classroom: 2:00pm—5:00pm
  • Phil Cary: Reading & the Formation of the Soul:  2:00pm—5:00pm

Session 2: July 5—July 19

  • Greg Wolfe: Great Conversations III: The Beautiful: 9:00am–12:00pm
  • Brian Williams (with Josh Gibbs & Trent Leach): Classical Pedagogy II: 2:00pm—5:00pm

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.

    • The MAT comprises 30 credits. Tuition for the two year program is $21,210 ($707 per credit x 30).* (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 approx. $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.
  • Many current students receive partial funding from their schools.  Therefore, we encourage teachers to speak with their Headmasters or Deans about investing in their ongoing education.

* These costs are estimates based on tuition and room and board for the 2018-19 tuition year.