Requirements for initial admission to the MAT program:
The MAT Program in Early Childhood Education encourages you to apply early. New students are only accepted for fall term; the next entry point will be fall of 2015.
When your MAT application and documentation are received, the MAT Admissions Committee will evaluate your application.
STEP ONE: OFFICIALLY APPLY TO REINHARDT UNIVERSITY AND THE MAT PROGRAM.
Complete and submit the Online Application for Admission or contact the Office of Graduate Studies for a paper application.
Contact all postsecondary schools (colleges, universities and technical schools) you attended, whether you earned credit or not, and have each send Reinhardt an official transcript. If your transcripts could be under a different last name or maiden name, please note on the appropriate line on the application. One transcript must reflect a Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum 2.50 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
Submit a copy of the original GACE Reporting Score Form that officially documents passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment in Reading (Test #200), Mathematics (#201), and Writing (#202), or the Combined Test I, II, and III (#700). For more GACE information, visit the website at http://www.gace.ets.org.
When you receive the official GACE scores through an e-mail, forward the e-mail to the Office of Graduate Studies at GradStudies@reinhardt.edu.
EXEMPTIONS: The GACE Program Admission Assessment may be exempted if sufficient scores are obtained on the following:
SAT® (1000 on Verbal/Critical Reading, and Math)
ACT® (43 on English and Math) or
GRE® (1030 Combined Score for Verbal and Quantitative; after 8-1-11, 297 Verbal and Quantitative)
For specific information about GACE Program Admission Assessment exemptions, visit the following Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) link: http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/BasicSkillsInfo.aspx
NOTE: An applicant can be provisionally accepted to the MAT program contingent upon an acceptable application,
official transcripts, and passing scores on the GACE Program Admission Assessment.
STEP TWO: DEMONSTRATE CONSISTENT ETHICAL BEHAVIOR AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE GEORGIA PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMISSION (GAPSC) CODE OF ETHICS.
4. Complete the GACE Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Entry (Test 350) Assessment.
Add Reinhardt University as a score recipient when you register for Test Code 350 in
order for Reinhardt University to receive notice that you have completed the assessment. For specific
information about the new Educator Ethics Assessment, go to http://gace.ets.org/ethics/about.
5. Submit a completed Criminal Background Check from the county sheriff’s office where you reside.
The Criminal Background Check should be submitted within 90 days of the beginning of the semester
in which the applicant plans to begin classes.
NOTE: An applicant can be fully accepted to the MAT program contingent upon an acceptable background check
and documentation of Georgia Educators Ethics-Program Entry (Test 350 Assessment).
STEP THREE: SIGNIFY A COMMITMENT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE MAT PROGRAM AND REGISTER FOR THE FIRST SEMESTER OF MAT COURSEWORK.
6. Sign and submit an MAT Cohort Letter of Commitment.
7. Sign and submit a Reinhardt University Registration Form.
NOTE: An applicant can attend MAT classes contingent upon receipt of the registration form and commitment letter.
Send all MAT program admission requirement documentation to:
Office of Graduate Studies
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981