Program Comparison | MAT STEM/ESOL

Bachelor of EducationnsfBecome a STEM Teacher, Leader and Advocate 

The mission of the Pacific Master of Arts in Teaching STEM/ESOL program is to broaden participation and success in STEM (math and science) to include the full diversity of middle and high school students. Pacific MAT STEM/ESOL graduates go on to STEM teacher leaders in a variety of school communities across Oregon and the nation. Our candidates are highly sought by school districts in the region; we have a 100% hire rate over the last three years. Join a STEM teaching program that has been recognized by the National Science Foundation with more that $1.5M in scholarship funding over the past 10 years! 


Join a School Community

Pacific MAT STEM/ESOL students develop deep connections with the teachers and administrators, becoming a true member of a school community. The program includes approximately 1500 hours of experience observing, assisting, and teaching in Woodburn science and math classrooms.  We follow the school district calendar, engaging in clinical work in classrooms every day of the school year. 

Become a Dynamic STEM Teacher

Pacific MAT STEM/ESOL students become ambitious teachers, ready to deeply engage students in STEM from day one. Classes are connected and integrated with clinical work. Our classes transform students into teachers.

mat stem teacherBuild Deep Relationships

At Pacific, we believe that quality relationships are at the heart of all good learning. Our faculty and students form supportive bonds, providing encouragement, support, and motivation. “One thing I really appreciate about Pacific is the faculty,” a graduate says, “They really do care about you.” 


Honor the Languages of Your Communitystudent

Pacific integrates into every class the knowledge and skills necessary to earn an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement. Unlike other programs in Oregon, Pacific MAT STEM/ESOL students do not need to take additional credits to earn their ESOL endorsement.

Only Here.

Pacific University MAT STEM/ESOL is offers a unique Teacher Residency Program, combining a STEM focused, ESOL-infused curriculum, immersing candidates in the classroom for a full-year of clinical experience.

Oregon MAT Programs

Total Costs w/ESOL

ESOL Infused

STEM Focus IPad Provided
Pacific University MAT STEM/ESOL


Yes Yes Yes
George Fox University $36,096 extra classes No Yes
Lewis & Clark College $44,454 extra classes No No

*The above figures are approximate and are meant for comparison purposes only.

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Important Dates

The application deadline for the next cohort beginning June, 2019 is Feb. 1, 2019, or until the program fills. Apply now!

MAT STEM/ESOL Virtual Information Meeting

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018, 6 to 7pm via Zoom video streaming:, or Telephone: +1 646 876 9923  use Meeting ID: 741 364 5654

Learn about the Pacific University College of Education's Woodburn-based master of arts in teaching program. This MAT offers a one-year track to become a middle or high school teacher in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) subjects, with additional endorsement in teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL).

Please RSVP to Dr. Kevin Carr at 503-752-0253 or




Contact Us

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Forest Grove & Woodburn
503-352-1435 |

Kevin Carr | Director, Pacific Woodburn MAT STEM/ESOL
503-352-1443 |