Master of Arts in Teaching

Pacific Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Programs

Pacific University offers innovative and rigorous Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs leading to the Oregon Initial Teaching License.

MAT formats and campus sites include:

  • Full-time, 12-month MAT "Fifth-Year" (Forest Grove)
  • Full-time, 16-month MAT Fifth-Year (Eugene). Candidates spend 25+ weeks in a clinical practice site
  • Part-time 18-month "Flex" with classes held on weekend/evenings (Forest Grove and Eugene)
  • MAT SPED for candidates earning an endorsement in Special Education (Forest Grove and Eugene)
  • MAT STEM/ESOL for candidates earning endorsements in math and/or science and ESOL (Woodburn)

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Eugene Fifth-Year Program
Forest Grove Fifth-Year Program
Eugene Flex Program
Forest Grove Flex Program
Eugene and Forest Grove MAT SPED


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

Tracy Conaghan | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions | Eugene
541-485-6812 |

Professor of Education
Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Director, School of Learning and Teaching (Forest Grove)
Associate Professor of Education; Special Education Program Coordinator (Eugene)
Assistant Professor; TAG Program Coordinator; MAT Program MS/HS Strand Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Assistant Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Eugene)
Professor of Education
Director, School of Learning and Teaching (Eugene)


MAT Core Courses

Credit Hrs

EDUC-612 Teaching & Inquiry I: Fundamentals of Teaching Through Inquiry 2
EDUC-613 Teaching & Inquiry II: Design & Implementation 2

Advanced Educational Psychology, Development & Learning

ESOL-560 Foundations of ESOL Methods 2
EDUC-606 Critical Perspectives on Identity and Social Systems 3
EDUC-648 Critical Perspectives in School Contexts 2
EDUC-607 Technological Learning Environments 2

Early Childhood Education/Elementary or Elementary/Middle School Multiple Subjects Endorsement Courses

EDUC-664 Learning & Teaching: Social Studies & General Methods 3
EDUC-665 Learning & Teaching: Science and Health 2
EDUC-666 Learning & Teaching: Math 2
EDUC-667 Learning & Teaching: Literacy Development 4
EDUC-668 Learning & Teaching: Expressive Arts 2

Middle School/High School Single Subject Endorsement Courses Credits

EDUC-636 Instruction, Assessment & Classroom Management 3
ESOL-544 Educational Linguistics for ESOL Teachers 3
  EDUC/ESOL Elective Course 2

Secondary Subject Pedagogy Courses

EDUC-617 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Business 4
EDUC-618 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Social Studies 4
EDUC-619 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Art 4
EDUC-621 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Drama 4
EDUC-622 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Music 4
EDUC-623 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Language Arts 4
EDUC-624 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Math 4
EDUC-626 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Science 4
EDUC-627 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Health 4
EDUC-642 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: World Languages 4
EDUC-643 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Physical Education 4

Professional Practice Credits

EDUC-650 Field Experience 1
EDUC-654 Clinical Education Practicum 2
EDUC-614 Teaching & Inquiry III: Critical analysis & decision-making 2
EDUC-673 Teaching Seminar 2
EDUC-672 Classroom Student Teaching 9
Total credits for ECE/Elem or Elem/MS 46
Total credits for MS/HS 45