How to Apply

2017-2018 Application Deadline: May 1Apply Now

These instructions and requirements are for Embedded MAT applicants. You must be a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States to be eligible to apply. See our admissions requirements for eligibility information.

We encourage you to submit and complete your application as soon as possible to get updates about whether you meet NYU’s academic requirements and information about 2017-2018 school partners.

1. Prepare Your Application

To be considered for our Embedded MAT program, your application will require the following items. Once you have started your application, you will receive an e-mail with links to upload these items using DocuSign.


Your most recent résumé or curriculum vitae (CV).

Statement of Purpose

A typed, double-spaced, two- to three-page statement explaining your purpose in undertaking graduate study in the Embedded MAT program. This is your opportunity to introduce yourself and to inform the admissions committee and our partner schools about your goals, interests, and career plans as they relate to the Embedded MAT and becoming a certified teacher.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation. Be sure to request them well in advance of the deadline. In the application, you will provide more information about your recommenders.

Letters should come from individuals who know you and can comment on your academic and professional qualifications as they relate to your interests in becoming a teacher. Choose people who are most familiar with your former or current studies, research interests, or work, and avoid recommendations of a personal nature. If you have been out of school for some time, you can provide a recommendation from an employer or supervisor.


Upload one copy of transcripts from every postsecondary school you have attended. Make sure to request them in advance of the deadline. You must submit an official copy of your transcript from your degree-conferring institution(s). Unofficial transcripts, including web printouts, may be used during the review process only if the document(s) clearly indicate name of the institution, name of the student, student ID, semesters, course titles, course grades, grading scale (if different than a 4.0 scale), and level of study.

Final, official transcripts indicating degree conferral must be on file by September 15.

GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)

New York State requires that candidates for teacher education and educational leadership programs leading to certification submit standardized test scores as part of the application process.

Please submit your official GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores with your application. As with all materials you submit, GRE or MAT test scores will be viewed in a holistic light, and will not outweigh other indicators of your academic, personal, and professional qualifications to be a teacher or school leader.

See how to submit scores for the GRE and the MAT.

2. Apply


Start your EMAT application any time. After you fill in and upload the required information, you can submit your completed application.

Mailing Additional Items

If any remaining application materials need to be mailed to our office, mail the materials together in a single mailing using our document cover sheet. Please address the mail as follows:

Attn: Transcript Department
1721 E. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ 85281

Items received without the cover sheet take longer to process and match to your application. Please do not mail your materials in binders or folders. Any mailed materials must be received by, not postmarked by, the deadline. Only completed applications will be considered and reviewed by the admissions committee.

Financial Aid

To determine your eligibility for need-based scholarships and to apply for student loans, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible and indicate that your data is to be sent to New York University, institution code number 002785.

3. NYU Admissions Committee Review

NYU Steinhardt faculty review all completed applications individually and holistically.

If you pass NYU’s academic standards and requirements for entry into one of the six master’s degree programs (Mathematics Education, Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension; Social Studies Education, Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension; English Education, Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension; Science Education, Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension: Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), we will invite you to participate in the school partners matching process.

4. School Partners Matching Process

You will learn about our school partners for the 2017-2018 academic year, and will indicate your school matching preferences. We will then share your application with those school partners.

Just like a job search, one or more of our school partners will invite you to participate in an interview. These interviews may be on-site at the school partners’ campuses, over the phone, or via video conference.

The school matching process is similar to a job search and may take some time. You will find out which school partners you have matched with before you receive your offer of admission.

5. Receive Your Admission Details

You will be notified about your admission to the Embedded MAT program via email. Your offer will include your school partner site.

6. View Your Financial Aid Award/Review Tuition and Fees

If you filed the FAFSA, the NYU Office of Financial Aid will notify you by email when your financial aid package is ready for viewing. You will not be able to access your financial aid information until you receive an email notice from the Office of Financial Aid.

7. Accept or Decline Our Offer of Admission

We hope you decide to join our incoming Embedded MAT cohort! To confirm your place, we require a nonrefundable tuition deposit – as requested in your acceptance email – that is applied as a credit to your student account. Please refer to your acceptance email for your tuition deposit deadline.

Application Policies

Deferral policy: NYU Steinhardt does not allow deferrals. Applicants who wish to be considered for a future year must reapply by submitting a new application with all supporting materials, including letters of recommendations, by the application deadline.

Information Session

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT/ 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. PDT
April 7, 2017

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT
April 13, 2017

Email our enrollment specialists to sign up