Application Deadline Nears for Oregon Teaching Degree and License Program

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Candidates should apply for master of arts in teaching program at George Fox University by Feb. 1

George Fox University Teaching Programs

Qualified candidates interested in pursuing a teaching degree and license are invited to apply for enrollment in George Fox University’s full-time Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program by the application deadline of Monday, Feb. 1, 2010.

The MAT full-time format consists of three semesters of study on the university’s Newberg, Ore., campus. Classes are held weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the next cohort of classes scheduled to begin in June of 2010.

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

The MAT program includes a study-abroad opportunity for students in all formats. For 2010, this option will take candidates to Quito, Ecuador, for a three-week trip May 2-23. Participants will live with a host family, visit schools in the morning and take Spanish classes in the afternoon. The experience is designed to help pre-service teachers be better equipped at interpreting and understanding the community and cultures represented in the school.

The trip also will help candidates develop empathy toward culturally and linguistically diverse students in the United States.

For more information about George Fox’s MAT program, contact Beth Molzahn at 1-800-631-0921, ext. 2264, or go online to get information on the university’s teaching programs in Oregon.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 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.

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