Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Fifth-Year Program

   The MAT Fifth-Year program is an innovative and rigorous teacher education program for candidates seeking initial licensure with authorizations at any of four levels:  Early childhood education (age 3 to grade 4), elementary education (grades 3-8), middle school education (grades 5-9), and high school education (grades 7-12).  During the full-time daytime program, candidates complete academic requirements for the Oregon Initial Teaching License while also completing the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

   All candidates have the opportunity to qualify for two authorizations, and while qualification for two is not required, it is encouraged. Subject area endorsements for the Middle School and High School authorizations include Art, Business Education (High School only), Drama, Foreign Languages (French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish), Health, Language Arts, Marketing, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science, and Physics), and Social Studies.  It is expected that candidates seeking specific endorsements will have completed an undergraduate major that enables passing the appropriate subject area test.

   For more information about testing requirements and passing scores, see the Test Information page.

Admissions: How to prepare, how to apply, important dates

   The earlier you submit your application, the better the possibility of acceptance. Because the College of Education reviews applications on a rolling basis, well-qualified applicants may be immediately admitted. You may apply to begin the program in the summer in Forest Grove or in the fall in Eugene.

As an applicant you must document the following:

Our Admissions Committee considers many factors:

Handbooks

Curriculum

Section The Foundation Block - All Authorizations Credit Hrs
EDUC-504 Learning Communities I: Personal Awareness and Diversity
2
EDUC-570 School and Society
2
EDUC-515 Advanced Human Development and Psychology (ECE/Elem)
or...
4
EDUC-516 Advanced Human Development and Psychology: Middle and High School (MS/HS)
4
EDUC-601 Teachers as Consumers of Research
2
  The Methods Block - Early Childhood Education Authorization  
EDUC-505 Learning Communities II: About Diversity
2
EDUC-533 Integrated Methods I: General Methods
3
EDUC-508 Integrated Methods II: Reading and Language Arts in ECE
4
EDUC-509 Integrated Methods IIIa: Math in ECE
2
EDUC-528 Integrated Methods IIIb: Science and Health in ECE
2
EDUC-510 Integrated Methods IV: Expressive Arts in ECE
2
EDUC-537 Technology Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-573 Practicum
2
  The Methods Block - Elementary Education Authorization  
EDUC-505 Learning Communities II: About Diversity
2
EDUC-533 Integrated Methods I: General Methods
3
EDUC-544 Integrated Methods II: Reading and Language Arts in Elementary Education
4
EDUC-543 Integrated Methods IIIa: Math in Elementary Education
2
EDUC-529 Integrated Methods IIIb: Science and Health in Elementary Education
2
EDUC-545 Integrated Methods IV: Thematic Teaching through SS and the Arts
2
EDUC-537 Technology Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-573 Practicum
2
  The Methods Block - Middle School and High School Authorizations  
EDUC-505 Learning Communities II: About Diversity
2
EDUC-526 Teaching and Assessment in the Middle and High School
4
EDUC-541 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
2
  Special Methods (in appropriate content area)  
EDUC-502 Teaching Art in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-503 Teaching Music in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-536 Teaching Health in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-538 Teaching Science in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-539 Teaching PE in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-546 Teaching Business in the High School
3
EDUC-547 Teaching Foreign Language in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-549 Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-551 Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-552 Teaching Language Arts in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-553 Teaching Drama in the Middle School and High School
3
EDUC-567 Curriculum Design: Middle and High School
2
EDUC-537 Technology Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-573 Practicum
2
  The Applications Block - All Authorizations  
EDUC-576 Learning Communities III: Reflection and Practice
2
EDUC-575 Student Teaching
15

   Continuation in the Program

  1. Candidates must maintain good academic standing.
  2. Candidates must maintain a 3.00 minimum GPA in all professional education and endorsement area coursework with no grade lower than a C; a C- is not acceptable.
  3. Candidates must complete all required coursework before student teaching.
  4. Candidates must have passed all tests required prior to student teaching.
  5. Candidates must meet all of the above requirements in order to register for student teaching.

   Requirements for Program Completion

  1. Candidates must complete all coursework with satisfactory grades.
  2. Candidates must complete field experience, required practica, and student teaching with a grade of Pass.
  3. Candidates must complete requirements for two work samples. Requirements include preparation, teaching, and a satisfactory evaluation.
  4. Candidates must pass all applicable tests required by TSPC for licensure.

For More Information

Contact Person (Eugene): Shelley Smolnisky, Associate Dean, Eugene Campus
Email: smolniskys@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-485-6812

Contact Person (Eugene & Forest Grove Admissions): Diana Watkins, Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Email: teach@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1435