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Jobs Update, Class of '13

  • Brandis Piper: Social studies teacher, Stayton Middle School, Stayton, OR

  • Roxanne Kilpatrick: Chemistry teacher, Oregon City High School, Oregon City, OR

  • Taylor Hutchison: Language arts teacher, Tuality Middle School, Tualatin, OR

  • Meredith Wood: Math teacher, Inza Wood Middle School, Wilsonville, OR

  • Ledah Wilcox: Language arts teacher and other duties, Open Meadow School, Portland, OR

  • Ben Weston: Social studies/business teacher, Cleveland High School, Portland, OR

  • Elana Wendel: Language arts teacher, Hudson’s Bay High School, Vancouver, WA

  • Keegan Vance: Math teacher, Qatar Academy Sidra, Qatar

  • Mary Stayer: Language arts teacher, Lake Oswego High School, Lake Oswego, OR

  • Amber Sprague: Art teacher, Newport Intermediate School, Newport, OR

  • Delaney Sharp: Social studies teacher, Astoria High School, Astoria, OR

  • Tyler Rabin: Teacher of English and sheltered English, McLoughlin High School, Milton-Freewater, OR

  • Eric Post: Math teacher, Stevens High School, Claremont, NH

  • Jessica Porter: Language arts teacher, St. Helens High School, St. Helens, OR

  • Jamie Olson: Biology teacher, Issaquah High School, Issaquah, WA

  • Chase O’Byrne: Math teacher, Rock Creek Middle School, Milwaukie, OR

  • Ines Kuna: Language arts teacher, ITech Prep, Vancouver, WA

  •  Ally King: Language arts teacher, Trillium Charter School, Portland, OR

  • Karen Lefere: Social studies and Spanish teacher, Beaumont Middle School, Portland, OR

  • Melissa Horton: Biology and medical foundations teacher, HeLa High School, Vancouver, WA

  • Taylor Hogue (formerly Hutchison): Language arts teacher, Twality Middle School, Tigard, OR

  • William Harlow: Language arts teacher, Alaska

  • Amy Fanning: Language arts and health teacher, Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, Beaverton, OR

  • Drake Ewing: Language arts teacher, South Meadows Middle School, Hillsboro, OR

  • Joseph Erikson: Social studies/video production teacher, San Lorenzo High School, San Lorenzo, CA

  • Katelyn Denny: Language arts teacher, Health and Science School, Beaverton, OR

  • Tim Dennis: Language arts teacher, Stayton HIgh School, Stayton, OR

  • Sara Deede: Humanities teacher, Knova Charter School, Portland, OR

  • Nick Davies: Math teacher, Valley Catholic High School, Beaverton, OR

  • Lauren Carrier: Long-term substitute language arts teacher, Wilsonville High School, Wilsonville, OR

  • Christine Browning: Math teacher, Vashon High School, Vashon, WA

  • Olivia Bauman: History teacher, San Lorenzo High School, San Lorenzo, CA

  • Dane Adams: Language arts/social studies teacher, Pledge Harbor School and Sports Academy, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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.

Video: Spotlight on Evergreen High School

Alumni talk about establishing their own classrooms; administrators describe why they love to hire our graduates.

“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:

    MLHS Program Director: Liza Finkel

  • Art  (Program Coordinator:  Jan Glenn)

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) and Liza Finkel (MLHS program director).

October 13th, 2014

  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm: MAT Info Session
    Do you want to be a teacher? Come to an MAT Info Session!

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 program coordinator if you have questions.

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