MAT in STEM/ESOL Careers & Outcomes
Where Are They Now?
More than 95 percent of our students are employed immediately after completing the Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL Program at our Woodburn Campus.
Student Learning Outcomes
MAT STEM/ESOL is a degree program leading to recommendation for the Oregon Preliminary Teaching License, with one or more subject area endorsements in STEM disciplines (advanced mathematics, foundational mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, integrated science, and foundational science, and a specialty endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Successful MAT STEM/ESOL candidates demonstrate, through application in clinical practice, the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required for Oregon teacher licensure, including specific performance standards in learner development, learning differences, learning environments, content knowledge, application of content, assessment, planning for instruction, instructional strategies, professional learning and ethical practice and leadership and collaboration. Students incorporate into their practice an understanding of theory and research related to linguistics and second language acquisition, knowledge of cultural diversity and the impact of diversity on learning, including historical backgrounds and current legislation related to ESOL/Bilingual education policies, and will be able to use a variety of effective teaching methods, including helping English language learners make the transition from sheltered-English or native-language instruction to mainstream classrooms. Competence is demonstrated documented through content area examinations, observations and ratings of clinical practice made by clinical teachers and university staff, successful completion of an externally validated and scored teacher performance assessment (edTPA), completion of a teacher action research project, and submission of a portfolio of evidence demonstrating effective teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages in the content area classroom.