George Fox MAT program now offers special ed endorsement

MAT now offers special education endorsementProspective teachers interested in teaching special education classes in Oregon can add an endorsement in special education through George Fox University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program beginning this summer.

The MAT Plus Special Education program is a 55-credit-hour course of study that can be taken in either a full-time or part-time format. The offering will be available initially to those who enroll in the MAT full-time cohort this summer.

The regular full-time format is four semesters – a year in length – and meets on the university’s Newberg, Ore., campus. With the special education endorsement, the full-time format is five semesters in length and can be completed in 18 months. Classes are held weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the next cohort of classes scheduled to begin in June of 2013.

The newly developed MAT Plus Special Ed program will also be available via part-time formats. Part-time options can be completed in six or seven semesters.

The special education endorsement is one of four specialized endorsements that can be added to the university’s Initial Teaching License. Also available are endorsements in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), ESOL/Bilingual and Reading.

The university’s Master of Arts in Teaching program offers initial licensure at all four levels of authorization – early childhood, elementary, middle school and high school. MAT candidates earn two authorizations at adjacent levels and choose between early childhood/elementary, elementary/middle school or high school/middle school.

To learn more, including cost and admissions details, contact Beth Molzahn at 503-554-2264, or visit