Kenny Long MAT '19 chose the Pacific University master of arts in teaching in special education program in part because it was quick and flexible.
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.
Karren Timmermans developed her love of teaching early.
William Hedgepeth MAT '07 was coaching football and basketball at Springfield High School in Oregon, when he could grow the connection and guidance he offered student-athletes as a teacher.