Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program Formats and Locations

George Fox has a number of campus sites, making the education process more convenient with shorter commutes. In addition to our main campus located in Newberg, Oregon, the university also provides locations in Portland, Redmond, and Salem, along with a virtual option. Each site provides full support and service for MAT students. All formats graduate in late April or early May.

  • Full time
  • 10.5 months (3 semesters) or 16 months (4 semesters) - a fourth semester can be added during the self-paced Phase 2 coursework.
  • Classes held weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1
  • Application deadline: Feb. 1
  • Full-Time MAT Plus ESOL and Reading applications are due Oct. 1 for those interested in beginning in January. Please contact admissions counselor for details.
Start Locations
Mid-June Newberg

  • Part time 2
  • 16 months (4 semesters) or 20 months (5 semesters) - a fifth semester can be added during the self-paced Phase 2 coursework.
  • Classes typically meet one evening per week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with approximately one Saturday class per month. Occasionally an additional evening or Saturday may be required.
  • Virtual classes are taught using a delivery method in which students interact with their professor and classmates online in real time. These virtual classes meet one to two evenings per week and one Saturday per month. Students are also required to attend one in-person session at the Portland Center each semester (4 total sessions over the course of the entire program).
  • Application deadline: Oct. 1
Start Locations
Early January PortlandSalemRedmond, Virtual
Mid-June PortlandRedmond, Virtual
August 2020 Portland, Virtual


1 Full-time MAT students with a single-subject focus take one night class during the fall semester once a week virtually.

2 One or two semester of all part-time formats are full time in order to complete student-teaching requirements.