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M.A. Teaching (Initial License) Campus Based Option

What will I pay for MAT Initial Licensure program?

The cost of your degree depends on many factors, including:

  • Where you live
  • Where you will take classes online or on campus
  • Scholarships or student employment you receive
  • Time to complete

In addition, WOU many change tuition and fees between today and when you finish your program, changing the overall cost estimate.

Try the net price calculator in the Financial Aid pages and use the information below to sketch out your Master of Arts in Teaching budget.


The Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Licensure program requires 56 total credits.

Starting fall term 2017, tuition for online courses will be $479 per graduate credit. Tuition and fee rates are determined by the Western Oregon University Rules for extended programs and are subject to change.

For on-campus courses, tuition and fees are combined in a per-credit resident rate, $639 starting fall 2017. In addition to those fees, students taking 6 hours or more are assessed a $139.00 health service fee.

Students who are taking online courses will not be charged campus fees but may be charged fees related to that course (such as for materials or supplies.)

(Tuition and fee rates are subject to change pending approval.)

Find more information about costs on the Financial Aid Department’s pages.


A $300 one-time matriculation fee is assessed on all new graduate students.

Financial Aid:

Please visit the Financial Aid pages to learn more about the programs available for graduate students.

Graduate Student Assistantships:

If you pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Licensure, full-time you may apply for an assistantship, a form of student employment that includes both salary and tuition remission for research or teaching services as part of your academic and professional training and development. If you want to learn more:

Read the official description of a graduate student assistantship

Examine the PDF job description for an assistantship

MAT Graduate Scholarship

$2400 award for 2016-2017

Who’s eligible to apply for a scholarship? MAT candidates starting a cohort in January, March, or June 2017 who are focusing in math (basic or advanced) or science (biology, chemistry, physics, or integrated science) and who submit a complete MAT application to the College of Education.

Link to MAT Graduate Scholarship application

MAT scholarship application deadlines:
October 7, 2016 for students applying to the MAT January 2017 cohort
January 20, 2017 for students applying to the MAT March 2017 cohort
February 24, 2017 for students applying to the MAT June 2017 cohorts

Other funds available for MAT candidates – TEACH Grant

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Our goal is to build lasting and committed relationships that support our students, schools, teachers, and communities. We believe that becoming a teacher is a journey that takes into account your desire to be part of the education system. If you have any questions, please contact us!

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If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Zig Derochowski - College of Education, Graduate Programs Advisor, derochowskiz@wou.edu or 503-838-9269

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"I was thrilled to be offered a job before I even graduated. The way the WOU MAT program prepared me for the classroom and interviewing has made all the hard work worthwhile."

Rachel Dixon '13

Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial License