Application Deadline Approaches for January Start of Education Program that Prepares Students for Teaching Career in Oregon

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George Fox University hosts information sessions at its Portland Center near Tigard prior to application deadline of Dec. 15

George Fox is the only Christian college in Oregon with national (NCATE) accreditation.

Two information sessions about George Fox University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program are scheduled as the application deadline approaches for the January start of the university’s Full-Time MAT Plus program.

The application deadline for MAT Plus – a four-semester format that offers two additional endorsements to the MAT degree – is Wednesday, Dec. 15.

Information meetings on the masters in teaching degree in Portland will be held at the university’s Portland Center near Tigard at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Dec. 7. The Portland Center is located at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., in Portland.

George Fox’s Master of Arts in Teaching program offers initial licensure at all four levels of authorization – early childhood, elementary, middle school and secondary. MAT candidates earn two authorizations at adjacent levels and choose between early childhood/elementary, elementary/middle school or high school/middle level.

Students enrolled in the MAT Plus program take one online course before the start of their regular MAT cohort. Both the MAT Plus ESOL degree and the Reading Specialist degree incorporate an additional 11 semester hours of online courses over the course of the program.

In the Portland area, both full-time and part-time MAT programs are offered, with full-time classes meeting on the university’s Newberg, Ore., campus and part-time cohorts meeting at the school’s Portland Center and Salem site. The full-time program hosts classes weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. beginning in mid-June.

The part-time MAT in Your Community and MAT at Night formats begin cohorts in January and late August, respectively. The MAT Plus endorsement may supplement any of the MAT formats.

The MAT Plus ESOL degree combines the core MAT initial license degree with 11 semester credits of instruction in English for Speakers for Other Languages (ESOL), leading to the ESOL Specialist endorsement. The MAT Plus Reading Specialist degree, which combines the core MAT degree with 11 semester credits of instruction in reading, leads to the Reading Specialist endorsement.

Candidates entering the MAT program are expected to have developed breadth and depth of content knowledge by completing an appropriate bachelor’s degree, providing the foundation for professional education courses and field experiences in schools.

For details on cost, the admissions process or program information, visit or contact Beth Molzahn, MAT admissions counselor, at 800-631-0921, ext. 2264.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top three Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier national university. More than 3,400 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Beth Molzahn
Admissions, Master of Arts in Teaching
800-631-0921, ext. 2264

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