Master of Arts in Teaching Flex Program

   The Master of Arts in Teaching Flex Program is a cohort program designed to accommodate candidates who wish to work while attending school. Courses meet in the late afternoon, early evening, and on weekends over the course of four semesters. Upon completion of the program, candidates qualify for a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and an Oregon Initial Teaching License. The MAT/Flex program prepares candidates to teach 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). For middle school and high school authorizations, the following endorsement areas are offered: Art, Business Education (High School only), Drama, Foreign Languages (French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish), Health, Language Arts, Marketing, Mathematics (Middle School and Advanced), 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.

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-305G Learning Communities: Personal Awareness and Diversity
3
EDUC-570 School and Society
2
EDUC-561 Advanced Human Development & Psychology
4
EDUC-537 Technology Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-601 Teachers as Consumers of Research
2
  The Methods Block - Early Childhood Education Authorization    
EDUC-431G Integrated Methods I: General Methods
2
EDUC-508 Integrated Methods II: Reading & Language Arts in ECE
4
EDUC-543 Integrated Methods III: Math, Science, and Health in ECE/Elem
4
EDUC-510 Integrated Methods IV: Expressive Arts in ECE
2
  The Methods Block - Elementary Education Authorization    
EDUC-431G Integrated Methods I: General Methods
2
EDUC-544 Integrated Methods II: Reading & Language Arts in Elementary
4
EDUC-543 Integrated Methods III: Math, Science, and Health in ECE/Elem
4
EDUC-545 Thematic Teaching Through Social Studies & Arts
2
  The Methods Block - Middle School and High School Authorizations  
EDUC-326G Teaching and Assessment in the Middle and High School
3
EDUC-541 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-567 Curriculum Design: Middle and High School
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
  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 for licensure 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, Assistant 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