The Arbor Center for Teaching Partnership
The Arbor School — a non-profit, independent K-8 school that focuses on the development of intellect, character and creativity —celebrated its 27th anniversary in 2015. The same year also marks the 6th year that Arbor School and Marylhurst University’s Department of Education have partnered to offer the Arbor Center for Teaching apprenticeship program.
Taking a two-year intensive approach, the apprenticeship emphasizes the benefits of learning within a classroom environment, while complimenting what’s taught in the classroom. The approach synthesizes the two learning environments; theory and experience inform one another simultaneously.
As an ACT student, you will benefit from early entry into the workforce with the opportunity to immediately apply your studies within real school settings. Your experience will offer a first-hand look into Portland’s diverse communities and education needs as you complete practicums in both public and private school environments. Mentorship provided by practicing teachers throughout and following the MAT and apprenticeship program place you in high demand among local schools at graduation.
Tuition and financial support is awarded to Marylhurst students enrolled in the Arbor apprenticeship. Financial benefits include:
- Up to 15% tuition discount for Marylhurst graduate courses held on the Arbor School campus
- Marylhurst University financial aid
- Monthly stipend from Arbor School
- Summer employment opportunities at Arbor School
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