Marylhurst University

Skip to content »
masthead-department

Experience in the Classroom

As a student in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, you'll be in your Marylhurst classroom primarily in the evenings and on weekends.

During the day, you'll be gaining experience in an elementary or secondary classroom — right from the beginning.

Field Experience

Your field experience in an elementary or secondary classroom begins the first term and continues for the following three terms. This provides you with a 12-month perspective of how teachers prepare for the start of school in the fall and maintain educational momentum throughout the school year. After a year of field experience, you are ready for two terms of full-time student teaching that starts in the fall of the second year.


Student Teaching

Student teaching takes place in elementary and secondary schools that collaborate with Marylhurst's unique master's in teaching degree program. Outstanding teachers in these schools become clinical faculty members who partner with Marylhurst. By providing guidance in the classroom and in the school community, Marylhurst's clinical faculty facilitate a student teaching experience that prepares you for your first year of teaching.

 

Apprenticeship at Arbor School of Arts and Sciences

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 located on the Arbor School campus. Rooted within a philosophy of intentionality, research and self-renewal, the apprenticeship program differs drastically from conventional teacher placements. Qualified students are eligible to earn their MAT and initial teaching license while immersed in the teaching profession. 
» More about the Marylhurst-Arbor Center for Teaching partnership

 

Related News

See All News

Education Faculty Present at Oregon Leadership Network

Several faculty members from the Department of Education presented a session on culturally responsive teaching at the Oregon Leadership Network's Spring Leadership Institute in April 2014.

Michael Lindblad Named Teacher of the Year

Michael Lindblad, an educator partner of the Department of Education, has been named Oregon's social studies teacher of the year.

Calendar

See All Events

January 24, 2015

Graduate Programs Information Session

Learn about Marylhurst's graduate degree programs. MA - Applied Pastoral Theology. MA - Art Therapy Counseling. MA - Interdisciplinary Studies. MA...

READ MORE

©2013 Marylhurst University