Become a teacher with Pacific University's Master of Arts in Teaching programs.

The master of arts in teaching prepares you to be an elementary, middle, or high school teacher. There are several different routes to the degree — including both in-person and online options — with experiences tailored for your location and future plans. 


Master of Arts in Teaching Programs

With an MAT in general education, you can become an elementary, middle or high school teacher. One- and two-year programs are available online and we also offer a special residency pathway to an MAT in partnership with Arbor School.

The MAT in Special Education, an online program, prepares you as a K-12 special education teacher and includes practicum placements in your local school district. Courses are primarily online, with optional face-to-face coursework at either Forest Grove or Eugene campuses.



Contact Us

Josie Kochendorfer | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Forest Grove
503-352-1435 |

Krisha Hall | Data Specialist for Graduate & Professional Admissions
541-632-8807 |


2023 undergraduate student award winners

Pacific University’s colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business and Education honored its 2023 undergraduate students on May 17.

Children playing with parachute outside in sunshine.

Join us in celebrating the Early Learning Community as it turns 15! Book your babysitters now and save the date for Saturday, April 29 in the Washburne University Center on the Forest Grove Campus.


photos of guest speakers

Join us on International Women’s Day, Wednesday, March 8 at 4 p.m. PST, for an alumnae panel of women leaders as we celebrate the inauguration of our 18th president, Jennifer Coyle ’90, OD ’93, MS ’00, who is the third woman to lead our university.