Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Preparing skilled, professional teachers to make authentic connections with diverse communities and to teach to the whole child.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is a teacher preparation program that leads to an Oregon teaching license at the K-12 levels. Candidates are expected to have content preparation prior to beginning the program.
The MAT program is offered in either a one year or a two year format. The courses are completed as a cohort. The program is heavily field-based. Once the foundational courses are completed, students spend part of each day in their public school placement while also attending courses in the afternoons/evenings.
Students in the MAT program complete half-day and full-day student teaching, planning the curriculum with their mentor teacher. Students also complete a Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA).
Become a Professional
Career opportunities for an MAT degree:
*Based on National Average
SOU Education Alumni
Teacher, Crater Renaissance Academy
Teacher, Harbor Lights Middle School
Teacher, Helman Elementary, Ashland, OR