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Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Licensure
Meeting the needs of Oregon's schools and students


Current trends show that a generation of teachers is soon to retire in Oregon, leaving our school system with a strong need for qualified new teachers. With an anticipated gap in teachers vs. available teaching positions over the next several years the need for educators with Oregon teaching certification is higher than ever. You can start to prepare now to meet the needs and shape your future and that of students in school systems across the state and beyond. Students who hold a current bachelor's degree (regardless of their discipline) are candidates for the MAT program at Western Oregon and can earn their initial license to teach in one to one and half years, depending on program type. Your Oregon teaching certification will prepare you to teach in middle schools and high schools. MAT degree options:

I am interested in a campus-based program

The campus-based Master of Arts in Teaching is also a cohort model where you will advance with the same group of students throughout your course of study. This program option requires four terms of campus-based classes and an Action Research Project for completion of your master's program.

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I am interested in an online-hybrid program

The Online MAT degree is a hybrid course option that can be completed with one and half years of study and an Action Research Project. You will complete coursework in a cohort of students who track along with you the entire way. They will be your partners on projects and the beginning of your new network of teaching associates when you obtain your teaching license.

Aaron Seifer


"I was very blessed to have been hired by a great school district before even finishing my MAT program at WOU! I certainly learned a lot while at WOU - their program is easily the most affordable and most reputable program in the state of Oregon."

-Aaron Sexier

 

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