Two scholarships helped Kassie Tarpley '23 return to campus.
Master of Arts in Teaching | MAT
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, 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. Programs are available at our Forest Grove and Eugene campuses in full-time or hybrid formats.
The MAT in Special Education, an hybrid 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 occasional face-to-face coursework at either Forest Grove or Eugene campuses.
The MAT in STEM/ESOL, available only in Woodburn, is embedded in the Woodburn School District, where you gain experience serving diverse multilingual middle- and high-schoolers and earn endorsements as a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics teacher.
The Arbor School Teacher Residency Program, available from the Forest Grove Campus, prepares you as a K-12 teacher in a unique, immersive environment in partnership with the Arbor Center for Teaching.
Martha Méndez Bolaños ’21 was one of two Pacific University seniors honored by the Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching — Spanish.
Anil Oommen MAT ’01 is passionate about equity, learning, teaching, and Pacific University. Oommen, the director of the School of Learning and Teaching at the Eugene Campus, was drawn to Pacific both as a student and faculty member because the university’s values mirrored his own.