Graduate School of Education

Extended MAT Program (18-month)

The Graduate School of Education will discontinue offering degree, licensing and endorsement programs at the end of the 2013-14 academic year and is no longer accepting applications or course registrations.  Please contact us for more information.

Overview

The Willamette University Graduate School of Education offers an outstanding Master of Arts in Teaching program to prepare teachers not only for the classroom, but for educational leadership. Our field-based program develops reflective professionals who are content knowledgeable, student-centered, collaborative and culturally competent.

Program Structure

With classes on Monday evenings, plus one to two Saturdays a month, the campus extended program allows greater scheduling flexibility and the possibility to work as you transition into the teaching profession.  Beginning Semester Two, students must be able to complete the required field experience at a school site during the fall semester, and a full-time student teaching assignment January through June.

  • Semester One: (January-June)
    On-campus and/or synchronous online classes one/three evenings each week and one/two Saturdays a month
    Clinical experience: 90 hours in schools or educational settings scheduled at your convenience
  • Semester Two: (August-January)
    On-campus and/or synchronous online classes one/three evenings each week and one/two Saturdays a month
    Clinical experience: September-October - One/two days a week at school site, October-December - 3/4 weeks at school site
  • Semester Three: (January-June)
    On-campus and/or synchronous online classes one/three evenings each week and one Saturday a month
    Clinical experience: At school site Monday-Friday, all day

Extended (on-campus) Program Schedule

K-8 track - 42 credits, Secondary track - 39 credits

January-June (Semester 1) August-December (Semester 2) January-June (Semester 3)
Language and Literacy Schools, Classrooms, Teachers
Human Development and Learner Differences: PK-12 Students Teaching and Learning Issues and Ethics
Inquiry and Reflection I-A Inquiry and Reflection I-B Inquiry and Reflection II
K-8 track Language Arts and Social Studies Methods Mathematics and Science Methods Specialty Methods
Secondary track General Methods Methods I Methods II
Clinical Experience I Clinical Experience II Clinical Experience III

More about the Extended MAT Program

  • Select a track based on intended authorization levels, either K-8 or Secondary.
  • Candidates in the extended program may add one of the specialty endorsements of ESOL or Special Education to their teaching license.  Candidates also have the option to take one introductory course toward the Reading Endorsement, which is eligible to teachers with at least three years of licensed teaching experience.
  • Classes meet on-campus in the Graduate School of Education.