Middle Level/High School Program
Degree title: Master of Arts in Teaching w/ Initial Teaching License, Middle Level/High School Authorizations
Total credit hours: 40
Program start date: June
Program length: 13 months
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Option to apply to the M.A.T. with ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement
Lewis & Clark’s program for beginning educators in middle and high school (grades 5-12) is focused on education and adolescent development and learning. One of the unique features of the program is our emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge. Lewis & Clark also prepares you to be a researcher in your own classroom. These two key features are critical foundations that will help you serve the needs of learners and keep you intellectually engaged throughout your career.
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“Our best hires have come from Lewis & Clark. These graduates are making a big difference in the classroom and our community. If I was entertaining going back to school to become a teacher, Lewis & Clark would be my number one choice.” —Randy Brosius, Associate Principal, Evergreen School District
About the Program
You choose which content area you want to be endorsed to teach in:
- Mathematics (Program Coordinator: Kasi Allen)
- Science (biology, chemistry, physics, integrated science) (Program Coordinator: Jerry Kuykendall)
- Social studies (Program Coordinator: Dyan Watson)
In addition all teacher candidates will have the opportunity to work with other education specialists whose area of expertise cuts across all disciplines: Eric Toshalis (adolescent development and classroom management), Greg Smith (literacy across the curriculum), Ruth Shagoury (literacy across the curriculum), Alejandra Favela (ESOL), and Alicia Roberts Frank (special education).
Jobs: Class of 2013
Another distinguishing feature of our program is the yearlong student teaching experience. The field experience prepares you to:
- Meet the needs of adolescents in ways that honor and extend their experiences as well as to enhance adolescents’ capacity to solve problems
- Develop strategies that support the creation of democratic learning communities, drawing on research in theory and best practices
- Cultivate connections between learners and the world beyond the classroom
- Incorporate a range of teaching and technological resources
In all our work, we honor the work of John Dewey in emphasizing the importance of being a student of teaching.
How to Apply
- You are required to complete and pass certain tests before you apply to the program. Test scores must be submitted with your application.
- Visit the admissions website for full details on admissions requirements, deadlines, financial aid information and more.
- Contact faculty coordinator Kasi Allen with questions about the program itself.
Find the Information You Need
- Information Nights for Prospective Students
- Cost information—we do everything we can to help make your education affordable
- Find out about tests you’re required to pass in order to become a licensed teacher
For Current Students
- 2014-15 MLHS Handbook
- Required Tests
- Licensing Instructions: Information on how to apply for your Initial Teaching License after you have completed your program.
- ESOL Endorsement: Information about working toward an ESOL endorsement in your M.A.T. program
- MLHS Planning Sheet 2014-15
- Title II Report