M.A.T. Middle Level/High School Program
Limited space is still available for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Contact the coordinator in your subject area of interest.
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)
Another distinguishing feature of our program is the yearlong practicum experience. The practicum prepares you to:
- Meet the needs of adolescents in ways that honor and extend their experiences as well as to enhance beginning educators’ and 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
Visit the Admissions Office website for more information on applying to the Middle-Level/High School Program. If you would like more information about the program, please feel free to contact the faculty coordinators with questions. Applicants are required to complete and pass certain tests before you apply to the program and test scores must be submitted with your application.
Find the Information You Need
- Information Nights for Prospective Students
- Scholarships for Prospective Teachers
- Oregon’s Testing Requirements
For Current Students
- 2012-2013 MLHS Handbook
- Testing Requirements
- 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 2012-2013
- ML/HS Program Calendar 2012-2013
- Title II Report