Master of Arts in Teaching - STEM/ESOL

Only Here. Pacific University offers a nationally accredited Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL program specifically for elite teaching candidates earning endorsements in biology, chemistry, physics, integrated science, and/or mathematics (basic or advanced). Complete our general inquiry form for more information and updates. 

Successful MAT STEM/ESOL applicants receive $22,000 National Science Foundation Pacific Noyce Scholarships, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Program.  Pacific University undergraduates may recieve $10,000 senior-year scholarships prior to entering the MAT STEM/ESOL.   

Unique nationally, MAT STEM/ESOL combines endorsements in middle- and high-school science and math, as well as ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages). It is a 12-month (three-semester) program with all courses, clinical practice and student teaching taking place at our Pacific Woodburn Campus and in Woodburn School District, located in one of Oregon’s fastest growing and most diverse communities, just 30 minutes from downtown Portland and Salem.

"I want to reaffirm what a great program Pacific designed. The more meetings I'm involved with, the more I'm convinced you prepared us very, very well. I am continually in situations where I see new teachers flounder with issues we covered all year, including literacy, sheltered instruction, learning communities and differentiation. It's nice to know that with as many challenges as every teacher continually faces, there are some I'm either not struggling through, or not stressed out about, because I have been so well prepared."

— Sarah, 2013 MAT STEM Graduate

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Admissions

The next cohort begins June 22-26, 2015 with a retreat at the Silver Falls State Park Conference Center, and graduates June 2016. The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2015, or until the program fills.

Apply now!

Additional Information

Program brochure (pdf)

View profiles of recent Pacific Noyce Scholars

Where are Pacific Noyce alumni teaching now?

Contact

Kevin Carr | Director, Pacific Woodburn STEM MAT
503-352-1443 | kcarr@pacificu.edu

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 | teach@pacificu.edu

Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Associate Professor of Education

 

Information Meeting

October 23, 2014 @ 6-8pm

Pacific University Woodburn Campus [map]
124 W. Lincoln St.
Woodburn, OR 97071

RSVP Form

Contact: Kevin Carr, 503-752-0253, kcarr@pacificu.edu

12-month Woodburn MAT STEM/ESOL Curriculum

  • Nationally (NCATE) accredited Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL degree program delivered in our Woodburn clinical site
  • Endorsements in advanced/basic math, and/or biology, chemistry, physics, or integrated science (physical, life, earth and space) 
  • ESOL endorsement infused within program courses and clinical work
  • Clinical program--learn alongside faculty and experienced teachers as you work in classrooms and schools
  • Focus on science and math (STEM) project-based teaching and learning
Section

Summer Semester

Credit Hrs

ESTM-504 Nature and Role of Culture, Language, and Self-Identity 2
ESTM-570 School, Society & Language Policy 2
ESTM-561 Advanced Human Development and Psychology 4
ESTM-601 STEM/ESOL Teacher as Researcher I 2
ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics 3

Fall Semester

ESTM- 573 Supervised Practicum (Serving in classrooms M-F) 2
ESTM-505 Diversity, Cultural Groups, Language, and Identity 2
ESTM-537 Technology Across the STEM Curriculum 2
ESTM-538 STEM Pedagogy and Curriculum 6
ESTM-526 Foundations of STEM & ESOL Teaching 4
ESTM-541 STEM Literacy & ELL 2

Spring Semester

ESTM-506 Creating Language Learning Communities 2
ESTM-602 STEM/ESOL Teacher as Researcher II 2
ESTM-575

Student Teaching and ESOL Practicum (serving in classrooms M-F)

10

Total

45

Admissions

The next cohort begins June 22-26, 2015 with a retreat at the Silver Falls State Park Conference Center, and graduates June 2016. The application deadline is February 1, 2015, or until the program fills. 

Apply now!

More Information

 

Program brochure (pdf)

View profiles of recent Pacific Noyce Scholars

Where are Pacific Noyce Alumni teaching now?

Contact

Kevin Carr | Director, Pacific Woodburn STEM MAT
503-352-1443 | kcarr@pacificu.edu

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 | teach@pacificu.edu