This program is designed for educators who seek to broaden their understanding of teaching and learning. With an inquiry stance, teachers examine educational practices, deepen their knowledge of instruction and assessment methodology, investigate the connection between theory and practice, and study an area of interest within the context of their own practice. In addition to instructional leadership abilities, individuals will explore potential roles throughout the educational community.
For detailed application instructions, please contact the Office of Admissions.
- Education Non-Degree Application
- Official, sealed transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Statement of intent
Program Learning Outcomes
The program outcomes are from TSPC requirements for teacher licensure (OAR 584-018-0105). Candidates must demonstrate proficiency in all areas to earn an M.A.T. degree and an Oregon teacher’s license.
- Learner Development: The teacher understands how children learn, grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. [InTASC Standard #1]
- Learning Differences: The teacher uses understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. [InTASC Standard #2]
- Learning Environments: The teacher works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation. [InTASC Standard #3]
- Content Knowledge: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content. [InTASC Standard #4]
- Application of Content: The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. [InTASC Standard #5]
- Assessment: The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. [InTASC Standard #6]
- Planning for Instruction: The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills and pedagogy, as well as learners and the community context. [InTASC Standard #7]
- Instructional Strategies: The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways. [InTASC Standard #8]
- Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his or her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner. [InTASC Standard #9]
- Leadership and Collaboration: The teacher demonstrates leadership by taking responsibility for student learning and by collaborating with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth and development, learning and well-being. [InTASC Standard #10]