M.A. in Teaching

Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon

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.

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Education Programs Information Session

  November 15 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Room 302, BP John Admin. Building at Marylhurst

Join us for a friendly meet-and-greet information session with faculty from Marylhurst’s Department of Education. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to observe a live class in session and develop a first hand sense of what it’s like to be a student at Marylhurst.

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.

Students complete a set of core courses developed to prepare them for licensure requirements and earn their degree upon completion of either a multiple subject or secondary single subject specialization.

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.

  • The M.A. in Teaching program is now accepting inquiries and applicants for 2017.

Review admissions requirements, application deadlines and the process to formally apply to this graduate program at Marylhurst University.

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.

Katie Vincent - Education Faculty - Marylhurst University“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

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 complementyour studies with Marylhurst.

  • Current graduate tuition for the M.A. in Teaching program is $560 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 $30,240.

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.


  • Approved by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
  • Regionally accredited (NWCCU accredited).
  • 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.
  • Post-graduate mentor support during first year of employment.
  • Career search mentorship and networking opportunities.

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