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Required tests for admission to the MAT program


Middle/High School or High School Only
Test When does it need to be passed?
NES Essential Academic Skills* Before you apply for the program
NES Content Area Test Before you apply for the program
Protecting Students and Civil Rights Before you apply for the program














Reminder: Please retain copies of all of your test scores as you receive them (print/download results you receive via email as they are only available for a limited time) - copies will be required with your MAT application packet.


*Passing scores on the CBEST or Praxis I can be used in lieu of the NES Essential Academic Skills test.





Test preparation opportunities


NES Essential Academic Skills workshop

  • This workshop is designed to help reduce test anxiety and to also provide future test takers with information about the test taking process, format, and anticipated types of content they may encounter when taking the Basic Skills Exam that is required for entry into the MAT program at Western Oregon University.
  • Contact Julie Johnson at for more information


For dates, times, and locations of test prep sessions, visit the College of Education test preparation website.






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