Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Meet Erik Mellgren, UP School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate. He graduated with a Master's in secondary education and now teaches science at Baker Prairie Middle School.

The innovative 10-month master of arts in teaching (MAT) program prepares individuals for careers as licensed elementary or secondary teachers.  Our state (TSPC) and nationally (NCATE/CAEP) accredited program seeks individuals hoping to make a difference in the lives of children, young adults, and families through the belief that every student can be a successful learner: every heart, every mind, every child. Talented candidate cohorts with diverse life-experience and academic backgrounds are formed each year for the full-time program, which runs June through April.

Applications (no fee required) to begin the MAT program in June 2018 will be reviewed from September 15, 2017 to May 1, 2018.  Applicants are typically informed of their admission decision within a few weeks of submitting a completed application.  To ensure eligibility for tuition scholarships and a seat in the yearly cohort, applicants must complete their application by May 1, 2018.  Be sure to review the Graduate School's Application Requirements webpage and the MAT Application Checklist for information about the application process.

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For more information: Chris Greene, Assistant Program Specialist
greenec@up.edu | 503.943.8534 | 1.800.546.3633

Scholarships and Tuition Support

In addition to offering one of the lowest total MAT tuition packages in the metropolitan area, we provide a number of tuition remission scholarships based on financial need and merit. Learn more and complete a common application form on our graduate programming scholarships page.

Total Program Cost and Tuition Rate

The MAT tuition package is one of the lowest in the metropolitan area. In addition to a 'no fee required' application, tuition and fees are locked in for each cohort, incorporating many of the additional or hidden fees added to the cost at other institutions.

Students are assessed no added course or field experience fees, and mandatory finger printing and background checks are provided on campus for student convenience. There are no prerequisite courses required or added to program costs. State testing is completed as an application requirement, providing you the advantage of immediate state certification upon meeting program requirements in May, helping candidates to avoid additional testing fees and delays in certification due to testing retakes. We advocate for a transparent and affordable tuition package for your planning convenience and professional plans.  Tuition rates are the same for both Oregon and out-of-state candidates.  For the latest tuition information, please visit our graduate tuition rates and scholarships page.

Two Centuries of Tradition in Social Justice

For nearly two centuries, we have prepared teachers and school leaders in the tradition of "Whole-Child Education": the belief that all children can learn provided committed partnerships with families, respect for the backgrounds of children, and education that teaches to the whole child.

Basil Moreau, founder of this Holy Cross tradition, believed that education is a matter of justice; that gaps in achievement and opportunity could be addressed through education that cultivates the community for the betterment of the whole learner:

Education is the art of helping children to completeness.
-Rev. Basil Moreau, 1856

Fast forward to present day. The world is in need of excellent teachers as never before.  The School of Education inherits this tradition and our students and alumni carry it forward.  Founded on this principle of education as justice, the MAT program is recognized locally and nationally as a model program with the highest reputation and long-term track record of excellence.

 

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