Eugene Master of Arts in Teaching Flex (evening) Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching Flex Program is designed to accommodate part-time candidates attending classes as a cohort. Courses meet in the late afternoon, early evening, and on weekends over the course of four semesters. The MAT/Flex program prepares candidates to teach at any of four levels:

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, world languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish), health, language arts, marketing, mathematics (basic 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 or equivalent that enables passing the appropriate subject test required by Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). In addition, candidates seeking the middle school authorization can be highly qualified in one or more of the four core subject areas (basic math, language arts, social studies, science) by passing the appropriate TSPC approved content test.

If candidates wish to earn an endorsement in Chinese, Russian or Japanese, their transcripts will be evaluated during the admissions process to determine if they will be allowed to pursue the endorsement. In addition, in order to establish speaking and writing proficiency prior to licensure for Chinese, Russian and Japanese endorsements, for which no test is required by TSPC, the College of Education will require students seeking these endorsements to take the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) tests Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) administered by Language Testing International (LTI). The minimal level of proficiency required for both tests must be Intermediate High. Tests must be passed prior to student teaching.

During the program, candidates complete academic requirements for the Oregon Initial Teaching License while also completing the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

Curriculum

Section MAT Core Courses Credit Hrs
EDUC-612 Teaching & Inquiry I: Fundamentals of Teaching Through Inquiry
2
EDUC-613 Teaching & Inquiry II: Design & Implementation
2
EDUC-604 Advanced Educational Psychology, Development & Learning
4
ESOL-560 Foundations of ESOL Methods
2
EDUC-606 Critical Perspectives on Identity and Social Systems
3
EDUC-648 Critical Perspectives in School Contexts
2
EDUC-607 Technological Learning Environments
2
 

Early Childhood Education/Elementary or Elementary/Middle School Multiple Subjects Endorsement Courses

 
EDUC-664 Learning & Teaching: Social Studies & General Methods
3
EDUC-665 Learning & Teaching: Science and Health
2
EDUC-666 Learning & Teaching: Math
2
EDUC-667 Learning & Teaching: Literacy Development
4
EDUC-668 Learning & Teaching: Expressive Arts
2
 

Middle School/High School Single Subject Endorsement Courses Credits

 
EDUC-633 Instruction, Assessment & Classroom Management
3
ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics for ESOL Teachers
3
  EDUC/ESOL Elective Course
2
  Secondary Subject Pedagogy Courses  
EDUC-617 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Business
4
EDUC-618 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Social Studies
4
EDUC-619 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Art
4
EDUC-621 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Drama
4
EDUC-622 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Music
4
EDUC-623 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Language Arts
4
EDUC-624 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Math
4
EDUC-626 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Science
4
EDUC-627 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Health
4
EDUC-642 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: World Languages
4
EDUC-643 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Physical Education
4
  Professional Practice Credits  
EDUC-654 Clinical Education Practicum
2
EDUC-614 Teaching & Inquiry III: Critical analysis & decision-making
2
EDUC-673 Teaching Seminar
2
EDUC-672 Classroom Student Teaching
10
 
Total credits for ECE/Elem or Elem/MS
47
 
Total credits for MS/HS
45

Continuation in the Program

Requirements for Program Completion

Admissions Information

Application Requirements
Testing Information
Graduate Online Application

More Information

Fast Facts
Program Handbook - information subject to change

Contact

Annette Willsey, Admissions Counsellor
Email: teacheug@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-485-6812

Mary Jo Simone, Elementary Flex Program Coordinator
Email: simo1051@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-485-6812

Sandy Ludeman, Secondary Flex Program Coordinator
Email: lude4154@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-485-6812