Master of Arts in Teaching - STEM/ESOL

Pacific University Woodburn Campus 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 $21,120 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 Woodburn Campus and in the Woodburn School District, located in one of Oregon’s fastest growing and most diverse communities, just 30 minutes from downtown Portland and Salem.

"I wanted to let you, and all of the other instructors and mentors, just how valuable I found last year's program. Especially now that I'm out of school and working with other new teachers, I see that my own training has been exceptional. The STEM-MAT program gave me the confidence I needed to come into my new school and get right to work changing things to help students learn. Of course, I've had some challenging students, but management issues haven't been all consuming and I've had plenty of opportunity to introduce new curriculum and engaging instruction in both math and science. Many of my students are the children of local administrators and students and I've already received numerous compliments from these parents about how my classes are set-up and run. Even more exciting was reading exit slips from Friday and seeing how much students had learned in just one week and how excited they are to keep on learning. This really is the most amazing job in the world!    

I think it was you who told us that we were being trained not just to be teachers, but also to be leaders. I really do feel that is true, and, more importantly, I feel like I have the tools to make it true."

— Anna, 2014 MAT STEM/ESOL Graduate

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Admissions

We have the ability to accept a few more students for 2015-2016.  

Our next cohort begins June 22-26, 2015, with a retreat at the Silver Falls State Park Conference Center, and graduates June 2016. We are also accepting inquiries for our cohort beginning June 2016. 

Apply now!

Contact

Kevin Carr | Director, Pacific Woodburn MAT STEM/ESOL
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

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
Section

Fall Semester

Credit Hrs

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
Section

Spring Semester

Credit Hrs

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 Credit Hours 

45