Admissions Requirements

  • 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.

2024 Application Deadlines

Spring Semester Deadline: January 1, 2024

Summer Residency Deadline: April 28, 2024

Fall Semester Deadline: August 15, 2024

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. (View tuition rates here: Cost per credit x 30).
  • Eastern University alumni are eligible for a 20% discount on tuition.
  • THC alumni are eligible for a 30% discount on tuition.
  • Many teachers are eligible for partner discounts and other financial assistance directly from THC.
  • For students staying on campus for the entirety of the two five week residencies, room and board will be charged at approx. $2,500 per residency, totaling $5,000.*
  • 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 current tuition, room, and board, and are subject to change.