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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

School of Education

The Willamette University School of Education is a professional school that offers full-time (10-month) and part-time (two-year) Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree programs, designed to prepare teachers to become educational leaders. The purpose of the field-based program is to develop reflective professionals who are student-centered, collaborative and sensitive to issues of diversity and culture.

The School of Education recognizes that a solid liberal arts background is the best preparation for a career in teaching. Students interested in a teaching career are encouraged to select an undergraduate major related to the subject(s) they wish to teach and to gain some experience with youth of an appropriate age. Undergraduate courses and internships are available to help students prepare for the Master of Arts in Teaching program and the teaching profession. See the Education section for a full description of the undergraduate and graduate options.

For information about admission to the School of Education, interested students should contact Heather Daniels, Associate Director of Admission, the School of Education, Willamette University, Salem, OR 97301; call 503-375-5453; e-mail:; or visit the website at