Application deadline approaches for January start of teacher education program that prepares students to teach in Idaho

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Boise-area students can take online MAT Plus curriculum to supplement their Master of Arts in Teaching degree

An information session about George Fox University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is scheduled in Boise as the application deadline approaches for the January start of the university’s Part-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. An information meeting on the program is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the university’s Boise Center location at 1810 S. Eagle Road #104, in Meridian.

The university offers a part-time MAT program in Boise that begins classes in January. Classes meet one evening per week and approximately one Saturday per month at the Boise Center.

Applications for the January cohort are still being accepted. Those who wish to earn a teaching degree in Boise are welcome to apply.

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.

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 Sandi Gregory, MAT admissions counselor, at 208-639-8525.

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.

Sandi Gregory
Admissions, Master of Arts in Teaching


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