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With your bachelor’s degree and interest in positively impacting the lives of middle and high schoolers, you can pursue your preliminary teaching license in either our 11-month full-time MAT or 22-month MAT-Evening (MAT-E) program. You’ll join a cohort of no more than 25 like-minded students on our campus in Portland, Oregon. Our cohort model results in a high level of collaboration and learning among peers — as well as built-in networking. And our highly experienced, easily accessible professors make sure you’re getting the support you need.
Graduates of our MAT/MAT-E in secondary education program leave Concordia prepared to teach at the middle or high school level. Secondary candidates will teach specific subjects like English or biology to various classes of middle and/or high school students. You’ll choose one endorsement area in which to be licensed.
Select one of the following methods courses for the endorsement you wish to pursue*:
* Secondary candidates may take one additional methods course as an elective for a total of 39 credits if they would like to add a second endorsement after graduation. The state-required test will also need to be passed for the second endorsement. An elective course is not optional for those pursuing the PE endorsement.
Select one clinical experience combination (9 credits):
Offering a unique opportunity for full-time secondary MAT students in language arts, social studies, math, science, and Spanish, the Madison Scholars program came about through a partnership between Concordia’s College of Education and Madison High School in northeast Portland.
Concordia’s MAT students have a way of standing out — even to other educators. Find out what Jennifer McCalley, principal at Faubion School, has to say about what Concordia teachers bring to the classroom from day one — and why they’re at the top of her hiring list.
Through our groundbreaking 3toPhD® partnership, Concordia’s College of Education is housed with urban, diverse Faubion School and its 800+ pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade students — much to the benefit of both schools. MAT students gain unparalleled experience in their field, being able to immediately apply what they learn in their coursework by walking down the hall to work in a real classroom. Faubion students gain reading skills, life skills, and the confidence that comes from having even more adults involved and invested in their educational success. It’s a win-win for everyone — including parents, families, and the surrounding community.
Though varying by state, Career and Technical Education generally embodies these sixteen career clusters, which have numerous jobs and skills attached to each:
Source: Career Tech:
CTE is not limited to vocational training or entry-level job preparation. Rather, CTE offers 21st-century tools and education students need to succeed in college and their future careers.
Career and Technical Education is essential because all learners deserve access to the skills needed to succeed in college and the job market. Integrating 21st-century know-how and CTE in classroom instruction is key to making this happen.
Sources: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), From Vocational Education to Career Readiness: The Ongoing Work of Linking Education and the Labor Market by Shaun M. Dougherty and Allison R. Lombardi, University of Connecticut
In our Career and Technical Education MEd program, you’ll review pedagogical and practical methods — and theory — for use in the 21st century CTE classroom: