Teaching Certificate

George Fox University

Earn a Teaching Certificate

Interested in teaching at the elementary, middle school or high school levels? By earning a teaching certificate (called a teaching license in Oregon) through the George Fox University School of Education, you will be equipped to teach in public and private schools in Oregon.

Earn your teaching certificate at the only Christian college in Oregon nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Our bachelor’s and master's degrees prepare you for the classroom.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Master of Arts in Teaching program offers initial licensure at all four levels of authorization – early childhood, elementary, middle school and secondary. The program features three formats:

  • MAT Full-Time: Starts in June of each year (or January with first Reading or ESOL course if enrolled in MAT Plus); based in Newberg, Ore.
  • MAT in Your Community: Starts in January of each year; offered at Portland, Redmond, and Salem locations.
  • MAT at Night: Starts in late August each year; based in Portland, Ore.

All locations include the option of adding endorsements in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Reading. or Special Education (known as MAT Plus)

Elementary Education (BS)

The elementary education major offers a 62-semester-hour course of study designed for the preparation of elementary school teachers with authorizations at the early childhood (age 3 years to grade 4) and elementary (grades 3-8) levels. Offered on our residential campus in Newberg, Ore.

Elementary Education Degree Completion (BS)

Our elementary education degree-completion program is designed for adults who want to earn an Oregon state teacher license or an Idaho state teacher certificate.

Our Oregon program, offered at our Salem location, offers initial licensure with authorization in early childhood and elementary education. The Idaho program offers initial certification with authorization in elementary education. Classes are held in the evenings to accommodate working adults’ schedules.

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