Lewis & Clark College

Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Middle Level/High School Education


GSE Admissions
0615 S.W. Palatine Hill Road

Portland, OR 97219

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching: Middle Level/High School with Initial License, Master of Arts in Teaching with ESOL endorsement: Middle Level/High School with Initial License

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Lewis & Clark offers an outstanding 12- to13-month program that leads to an initial teaching license and a master's degree and a 15-month program that leads to the license, degree, and an ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual endorsement. Our preservice program for new teachers emphasizes the following: Dynamic learning environments that foster caring, equity, and inclusion and promote diverse perspectives; classroom experiences characterized by intellectual debate, a rigorous learning atmosphere, intellectual growth, and a dedication to social justice; educational experiences that cultivate connections between learners and their communities; school and classroom environments designed to eliminate the impact of societal and institutional barriers to academic success and personal growth for all students. Candidates for the MAT: Middle Level/High School programs must choose a content area: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physics, or Social Studies.


Lewis & Clark is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Graduate programs in education and counseling psychology are approved and accredited by the appropriate associations and agencies including: Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs CACREP, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage & Family Therapy Education COAMFTE, National Association of School Psychologists NASP, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education NCATE*, Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists OBLPCT, Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission TSPC.

International Student Requirements:

Candidates for MAT programs must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or the foreign equivalent; provide essays, resume, official transcripts, basic skills test scores. Content area proficiency must be demonstrated. Prior experience with children or youth required. Must also demonstrate English proficiency.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 40-48

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $828 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 26496 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 26494 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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