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Teacher Education

Programs for Prospective Teachers

Our outstanding yearlong programs prepare you to become a skillful teacher and an agent for positive school reform.

Your preparation leads simultaneously to a teaching license and a master’s degree.

Find the Right Program

If you have never earned a teaching license, these programs are for you. We call them “preservice” programs. 

M.A.T. Early Childhood / Elementary Program
M.A.T. Middle Level / High School Program
M.A.T. w/ ESOL Endorsement


Look to Your Career

Discover why Lewis & Clark will prepare you for a career in one of the most complex professions in the world.

What Our Students Say

“I strive to support children in making meaning and communicating through a variety of languages, whether it be the language of clay, mathematics, or drama. I go into inquiry about my practice, am open to possibility, and continuously seek to further my own understanding.”  —Teacher education graduate

“It’s not just about yourself and your learning—you’re part of an endless education. We value responsibility to the group and an appreciation for many students’ voices.” — Middle level/high school teacher education graduate

Find the Information You Need

Information Sessions: A schedule of upcoming sessions for prospective new teachers
Scholarships: There are several scholarships available for new teacher candidates with information available through the Graduate Admissions web pages.
Testing Requirements:
Information about tests required to be licensed to teach in Oregon

The Graduate School of Education and Counseling is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).