Forest Grove Master of Arts in Teaching (daytime) Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) daytime program is an innovative and rigorous teacher education program for candidates seeking initial licensure with authorizations 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 The Foundation Block - All Authorizations Credit Hrs
EDUC-504 Learning Communities I: Personal Awareness
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-602 Teacher as Researcher I
1
EDUC-603 Teacher as Researcher II
1
  The Methods Block - Early Childhood Education Authorization  
EDUC-505 Learning Communities II: Diversity
2
EDUC-554 Instructional Methods Across the Social Sciences
2
EDUC-558 Curriculum Design: Elementary
1
EDUC-508 Reading and Language Arts in ECE
4
EDUC-510 Expressive Arts in ECE/Elem
2
EDUC-537 Technology Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-571 Field Experience
2
EDUC-589 Introduction to Math/Science/Health Teaching
3
EDUC-590 Applications of Math/Science/Health Teaching
1
  The Methods Block - Elementary Education Authorization  
EDUC-505 Learning Communities II: Diversity
2
EDUC-533 General Methods, Assessment and Classroom Management
3
EDUC-544 Reading and Language Arts in Elem/MS
4
EDUC-545 Thematic Teaching through Social Studies and the Arts
2
EDUC-537 Technology Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-571 Field Experience
2
EDUC-589 Introduction to Math/Science/Health Teaching
3
EDUC-590 Applications of Math/Science/Health Teaching
1
  The Methods Block - Middle School and High School Authorizations  
EDUC-505 Learning Communities II: Diversity
2
EDUC-526 Teaching, Assessment and Classroom Management in MS/HS
4
EDUC-541 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-567 Curriculum Design
2
EDUC-537 Technology Across the Curriculum
2
EDUC-571 Field Experience
2
  Special Methods for Middle and High School Authorizations  
EDUC-502 Teaching Art in MS/HS
3
EDUC-503 Teaching Music in MS/HS
3
EDUC-536 Teaching Health in MS/HS
3
EDUC-538 Teaching Science in MS/HS
3
EDUC-539 Teaching PE in MS/HS
3
EDUC-546 Teaching Business in MS/HS
3
EDUC-547 Teaching Foreign Language in MS/HS
3
EDUC-549 Teaching Mathematics in MS/HS
3
EDUC-551 Teaching Social Studies in MS/HS
3
EDUC-552 Teaching Language Arts in MS/HS
3
EDUC-553 Teaching Drama in MS/HS
3
  The Applications Block - All Authorizations  
EDUC-576 Learning Communities III: Reflection and Practice
2
EDUC-575 Student Teaching
15
 
Total credits for ECE/Elem or Elem/MS
46
 
Total credits for MS/HS
44

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

Krisha Hall, Admissions Counselor and Data Manager
Email: krisha@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1436

Mark Bailey, ECE/Elem MAT Program Coordinator
Email: baileym@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1442

Elaine Coughlin, MS/HS MAT Program Coordinator
Email: elainecoughlin@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1460

Ann Matschiner, Elem/MS MAT Program Coordinator
Email: matschal@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1461