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Certification Impact


Certification Requirements

Transcript Analysis

Submit official transcripts to Joyce Rose in the Office of Certification at Fairmont State University (see contact information below) to have your transcripts analyzed. A transcript analysis provides a list of courses needed to complete the requirements for the content specialization area. You must satifactory complete 75% of the content courses prior to admissions to the MAT program and Graduate Studies.

Note: You can enroll as a non-degree student to complete the required content courses and apply to the MAT program upon completing the pre-requisite course conditions.

Teaching Specializations

The MAT program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in a content area such as art, english, math, social studies, physical education or a professional field and would like to obtain initial certification to teach in West Virginia.

The following teaching specializations are offered for MAT candidates: 

  • Art, Pre K - Adult
  • Biology, 9 - Adult
  • Chemistry, 9 - Adult
  • Earth & Space Science, 5 - Adult
  • English, 5 - Adult
  • General Science, 5 - Adult
  • Mathematics, 5 - 9
  • Mathematics, 5 - Adult
  • Physical Education, Pre K - Adult
  • Physics, 9 - Adult
  • Social Studies, 5 - Adult
  • Spanish, Pre K - Adult

The MAT program does not currently offer licensure in Special Education; however, an endorsement for certification in Special Education may be added after the initial teaching license in a specialized area is earned. 

Office of Certification

Transcript Analysis contact:

Joyce Rose

Certification Officer

 345 Education Building