Graduate Programs in Teaching

Lewis & Clark’s programs for educators prepare you to work in diverse school settings and with all children—including those from different cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds, and those who have special needs. Teachers learn to investigate and support each child’s unique growth—academic, social, and emotional—as citizens of the world. Here, extensive content preparation and research-based models form the basis of a rich intellectual experience and ensure your success beyond the classroom.

For Prospective Teachers

We offer Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs for prospective teachers who want to teach in elementary or secondary school settings. If you do not have a teaching license, the “prospective teachers” programs are for you. The MAT at Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling is a 12-13-month program that consists of courses and field experiences leading to a Master’s degree, Preliminary Teaching License, with either a multiple-subjects endorsement (for elementary candidates) or single content endorsement (for secondary candidates), and a K-12 license.

For Licensed Teachers

For licensed teachers who want advanced professional development, we offer a variety of master’s degree, endorsement, and certificate programs, including:

  • Paige Talbot

    “I plan to teach science in an inclusive manner, directly addressing social inequity issues that permeate throughout science historically and today. These include demographics of featured scientists, research credit, and access to healthcare.”

    Paige Talbot
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  • Natasha Digges

    “Growing up I never had a teacher who looked like me. It’s made me realize that going into the field of education, working with diverse populations is my driving force.”

    Natasha Hancock
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  • Alicia Fritz

    “In education, social justice means amplifying marginalized voices and creating curriculum that honors all perspectives and experiences.”

    Alicia Fritz
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Career and Licensing Support

We offer a wide variety of career and licensing services for graduate students and alumni. Our goal is to offer services and resources focused on your professional needs, including support for obtaining your teaching license and adding endorsements. Our faculty are also available to support you as you adjust to life in the classroom. We also offer courses and workshops through the Center for Community Engagement.