Application Deadline Oct. 1 for George Fox University's Teaching Program

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Information sessions scheduled at Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore., locations

A series of information sessions about George Fox University's Master of Arts in Teaching program are scheduled as the application deadline for one of the school's MAT formats approaches.

The application deadline for the university's MAT in Your Community format - a part-time, 16-month program available at the university's Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. sites - is Thursday, Oct. 1.

An information meeting for the classes in Portland (Tigard) is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Portland Center is located near Tigard at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., in Portland.

Two information sessions for classes in Salem, Oregon are scheduled as well. The center, located in the Capitol City Business Center at 4600 25th Ave. N.E., in Salem, will host sessions Wednesday, Aug. 12, and Wednesday, Sept. 16, both at 6:30 p.m.

George Fox's Redmond site will host information sessions on Thursday, Aug. 20, and on Thursday, Sept. 17, also at 6:30 p.m. The sessions will meet at the Central Oregon Community College Redmond campus, 2248 S.E. College Loop, Building 1, in Redmond.

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 secondary/middle school.

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.

For more information, visit http://www.georgefox.edu/soe/mat/index.html.

George Fox University is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, and Forbes.com ranks George Fox highest among the top Christian colleges on the West Coast. More than 3,200 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 12 master's and doctoral degrees.

Contact:    
Beth Molzahn
Admissions, Master of Arts in Teaching
503-554-2264

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