Salem Teaching Degree Program Still Accepting Applications

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George Fox University hosts information session at its Salem location on Nov. 17.

An information session about George Fox University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is scheduled in Salem for the Part-Time MAT Plus program.

The MAT Plus program, a four-semester format that offers two additional endorsements to the MAT degree, is offered part time and full time. Although the application deadline for the part-time program in Salem was Oct. 1, the university’s admissions office is continuing to accept applications for admission. The full-time program is offered in Newberg and has an application deadline of Dec. 15.

An information meeting on the program will be held at the university’s Salem location on Wednesday, Nov. 17. The Salem site is located in the Capitol City Business Center at 4600 25th Ave. N.E., Suite 150, in Salem.

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 – for those who wish to become a teacher. 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 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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