Master of Arts in Teaching Flex (evening) Application Requirements

Application Deadlines

Start Date
Late August
May 1
Forest Grove
October 1

How to Prepare for Admission

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:

Early Childhood/Elementary Authorization (age 3 – 8th grade)

  • Literature/Composition (8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours)
  • Social Studies (8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours – can include history, political science, or geography)
  • Mathematics (8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours – preference for Math for Elementary Teachers courses)
  • Science (8 semester hours or 12 quarter hours – including a biology course with labs)

Additional Recommended Courses for Early Childhood/Elementary
The following courses are recommended, but not required for admission.

  • Cross-cultural (2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours)
  • Psychology (2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours)
  • Art (2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours)
  • Music (2 semester hours or 3 quarter hours)

Middle/High School Authorization (5th – 12th grades)
In order to be considered for admission, you must have completed one of the following before you apply:

  • A major in the subject area you wish to teach
  • A minor or coursework equivalent (20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours) in the subject area you wish to teach

Elementary/Middle School Authorization (3rd – 10th grades)
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must have completed both the requirements listed under the Early Childhood/Elementary and Middle/High School Sections.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application form Graduate Online Application
  2. TSPC Character Questionnaire
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  4. Letters of Evaluation: one from someone who has observed you working with youth, one from a professor who had you as a student, and one from an employer or supervisor
  5. Resume including employment history, licenses and certifications (if appropriate), experiences with children/youth of the age you wish to teach, and education history (include degrees held)
  6. $35 application fee (waived for Pacific University graduates)
  7. Evidence of passing test scores (see Test Information for details)
  8. A two-page essay on an educational topic or issue of your choice

Submit application materials to:
Pacific University
College of Education Admissions
2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116


If you have questions at any time during the admissions process, please contact the College of Education Admissions Office. We look forward to assisting you!

Krisha Hall, Admissions Counselor and Data Manager
Phone: 503-352-1436

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