The National Science Foundation grant funds up to $25,000 scholarships available for Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL candidates.
Woodburn Teaching Programs
Prepare to become a teacher in one of Oregon's fastest growing and most diverse communities.
The Woodburn School District is a multicultural delight, with nearly 75 percent of students of Hispanic or Russian descent. This mix of three cultures, evident in language, food, religion, music and dress, is leveraged by innovative programs to prepare students for a multilingual, multicultural world. Our teaching candidates are embedded in the district, where they learn in hands-on settings from experienced teachers.
Woodburn programs are designed for young new teachers as well as seasoned professionals seeking a career change.
The Teaching & English Language Learning program offers a bachelor of education degree in partnership with Chemeketa Community College. Local students attend Chemeketa for two years, then become Pacific students while they complete their bachelor's degree and initial teaching license in their own community.
The Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL serves students who already hold a bachelor's degree in a science or math field and who want to become middle- or high-school teachers focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while also preparing to teach students learning English. Students are prepared for initial teacher licensure with a STEM and ESOL endorsement.
Aurea and Leslie Lomeli each earned a bachelor of education in teaching and English language learning May 18 at Pacific's Commencement after studying side by side at the Woodburn Campus.
The grant will help expand the university's highly successful and innovative teaching licensure program.