M.A. in Teaching

Earn an M.A. in Teaching (M.A.T.) from Marylhurst

Are you inspired to influence the development of today’s youth through education? Whether you’re a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree, a professional seeking a career change, or you are already working in K-12 education in a non-licensed capacity, a Marylhurst master’s degree in teaching provides the skills needed to impact the lives of children through K-12 education.

While earning your masters in teaching, you’ll develop proficiency in curriculum, instruction and assessment, with a focus on literacy and cultural responsiveness, and apply these learned skills through student teaching assignments. Students receive a broad perspective of K-12 education and choose to concentrate their coursework in either multiple subject (elementary) or single subject (secondary) assignments and student teaching experiences.

Graduates earn an Oregon Initial I teaching license along with a Master’s in Teaching degree, and have the option to earn additional endorsements in reading or English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Middle-level authorization and content area endorsements may also be earned.


  • Many classes offered evenings and weekends
  • Full-time and part-time schedules

Marylhurst education programs may be pursued full-time or on a part-time basis if you choose to remain in your current place of employment while taking classes.


  • Fall Term 2018 – Classes begin Sept. 24
  • Now accepting inquiries and applications
  • Apply early for priority consideration
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Why Choose the Marylhurst M.A. in Teaching Program?

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Marylhurst is regionally accredited by NWCCU and the M.A in Teaching program is approved by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Convenient, flexible schedule. Many classes offered evenings, weekends or online. Full and part-time options.

Early entry into the workforce through hands-on-coursework and student teaching assignments beginning first term.

Career search mentorship and networking opportunities. Post-graduate mentor support during first year of employment.

Small classes (even online) with respected faculty, and an extensive alumni network of professional educators.

Marylhurst education faculty bring relevance, practicality and authentic experience to coursework and classroom discussion. We invite you to get to know our respected team of educators who apply local, national and international teaching experience to Marylhurst’s M.A. in Teaching curriculum.

Students interested in a more integrated, on-site experience may apply to the Arbor Center for Teaching, a two-year apprenticeship program for elementary and middle school teacher candidates, offered exclusively through a partnership between Marylhurst University and the Arbor School.

Learn more about the Arbor School of Arts and Sciences and the hands-on experiential learning environments offered to complement your studies with Marylhurst.

Arbor School Apprenticeship

Our M.A. in Teaching program prepares you to make a difference in the lives of children and teens by becoming a licensed teacher.

With a Marylhurst M.A. in Teaching degree, you will find yourself in demand for teaching positions within both private and public school teaching environments.

Katie Vincent - Education - Marylhurst“In today’s K-12 schools (both public and private),  becoming a teacher is not just about taking the right courses and earning your license. It’s about becoming a culturally responsive teacher who has developed a growth mindset and sees the world through the lens of equity. Marylhurst’s M.A. in Teaching program offers rigorous content that helps you be an effective teacher who actively (through good teaching practices) works to reduce the achievement gap. Our faculty members are all practitioners serving in both the elementary and secondary levels. We incorporate perspectives of ethics and social justice into our M.A.T. courses providing our teaching students with the tools to serve children of diverse backgrounds.”

~ Katie Vincent, Ed.D. – Education Faculty at Marylhurst

Experiential Curriculum

Coursework focuses on applied skills in curriculum, instruction and assessment, before you are asked to demonstrate learned capability through student teaching assignments. Graduates of the M.A. in Teaching program acquire a deep understanding of learners and learning, culture and diversity, language and language development, socio-political and social justice issues.

  Choose from multiple-subject or single-subject degree specializations

  Accrue or apply first-hand experience through student teaching and field experience

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The M.A. in Teaching is a graduate degree program designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Now accepting inquiries and applicants for 2018.

\\View full details of our admissions requirements, application deadlines and the process to formally apply to this graduate program at Marylhurst University.

  • Current graduate tuition for the M.A. in Teaching program is $571 per credit. Most courses are three credits.
  • The M.A.T. program is 54 credits in length for an approximate total program cost (based on current tuition) of $30,834.

Marylhurst has little-to-no fees (so there are no surprises) and offers extensive financial aid management services and help, including scholarship opportunities. Most students complete their M.A. in Teaching degree within 2 years.


Marylhurst offers a wide range of scholarships, including funding reserved for graduate students pursuing their M.A. in Teaching.  In fact, the university awards (on average) $1 million in scholarships per year.

Learn more about Marylhurst’s graduate student and alumni scholarships.

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