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:
MLHS Program Director: Liza Finkel
- Art (Program Coordinator: Jan Glenn)
- 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) and Liza Finkel (MLHS program director).
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 program coordinator if you have questions.
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