Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching

Ten months to the classroom

The EOU College of Education’s full-time, intensive Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT) blends full-time in-classroom professional experience with academic preparation. 

The MAT program is ten months (4 terms), beginning in the Summer term and extending through the following Spring term. It is a hybrid program, which allows candidates to live and student teach throughout Oregon for an entire academic year while taking hybrid courses and coming to the EOU campus for one week of face to face classes in the summer term, as well as a Career Fair in the spring term. 

Apply to the MAT Program

Step 1: Complete the prerequisites for your program.

Step 2: Apply Now to the MAT Program.

Priority Deadline: March 1, but late applications will be considered.

If you have questions regarding the application process please contact:

Janet Frye, MAT Office Coordinator
One University Blvd. – ZH 255
La Grande, OR 97850


Step 3: Apply for EOU Foundation Scholarship

Applications for the Foundation will remain open until Feb 1, 2024.


Q: What can I do with an MAT degree?

A: The MAT program prepares you to teach in the public or private school system, either at the Elementary or the Secondary grade levels.

Q: How long is the MAT program?

A: The program starts in August and continues through June of the following year.  The program extends over 4 terms, which is a total of 10 months.

Q: How many credits is the MAT Program?

A: The MAT program is approximately 45-56 graduate-level credits.

Q: Can I start the program in the middle of the year?

A: Our program is designed on the cohort model, which requires you to start in August and go through the complete program with your cohort.


Contact Us!

Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson
MAT Pre-Admissions Advisor
Phone: 541.962.3529

“Guiding, passionate and inspiring individuals truly exist at EOU. The mentoring, leadership and memories that faculty provide are exceptional. I gained hands-on management experience as president of the Associated Students of Eastern Oregon University (ASEOU), all while being a student-athlete. Flexibility is what truly sets EOU apart!”

Sidronio Rangel
Master of Arts in Teaching
Fruitland, Idaho