Application Deadline Nears for University's Teaching Program in Boise

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Those interested in George Fox University's 16-month master of arts in teaching spring 2012 program are encouraged to apply before Oct. 1

Those who wish to earn a teaching degree through a masters in teaching program in Boise are encouraged to apply for George Fox University’s spring 2012 MAT program by the Saturday, Oct. 1, application deadline.

The part-time, 16-month program, available at the university’s Boise Center in Meridian, is designed for working adults. The four-semester, 36-credit program hosts classes one evening per week plus one Saturday per month. One online class is also incorporated each semester.

Classes begin in January 2012 and continue until graduation in the spring of 2013. All courses are held at the Boise Center, located at 1810 S. Eagle Road in Meridian. George Fox’s Master of Arts in Teaching program offers initial certification at both levels of authorization – elementary K-8 and secondary.

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 those who wish to specialize, George Fox offers an MAT Plus ESOL degree that 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. Also offered is the MAT Plus Reading Specialist degree, which combines the core MAT degree with 11 semester credits of instruction in reading, leading to the Reading Specialist endorsement.

Finally, the MAT Plus Online Teaching Endorsement prepares students to teach in an online environment. Trends indicate and forecasts project continued growth in online virtual schools and teaching opportunities in online environments. A percentage of all student credits will be online; Idaho students are required to take two online courses, as per the State Department of Education of Idaho. The online program is an 12 additional credits.

For more information, visit or contact Sandi Gregory, admissions counselor, at 208-639-8511.

The university’s Master of Arts in Teaching program is one of several graduate education degree programs offered at the institution. George Fox also offers a Doctor of Education, a Master of Education, an Educational Specialist degree, an Education Specialist in School Psychology program, endorsements in ESOL, library media and reading, and administrative licensure programs.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top 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 Counselor, Master of Arts in Teaching

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