Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Degree

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. 

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.

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Contact Us

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

Sara Summers | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Eugene
541-632-8805 | teacheug@pacificu.edu

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Professor Anil Oommen, Interim Director of the School of Learning and Teaching at the Eugene Campus, was quoted in Washington Post Commentary on the importance of comprehensive sexual health education in elementary schools.

Looking for help with classroom management?  The School of Learning and Teaching offers course this fall in classroom management for practicing teachers.

The National Science Foundation grant funds up to $25,000 scholarships available for Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL candidates.