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MAT 3+1 Pathway

Program Highlights:

The Bachelor / Master of Teaching 3+1 pathway supports exceptional undergraduate students who seek to accelerate their studies and earn both bachelors and masters degrees in only four years. This program is open to University of Portland undergraduates who are already enrolled in the 3+1 pathway program.

For additional program specific information, visit the School of Education.

Graduate School Application 

Admission Requirements:

  • Current Resume 
  • Two MAT Recommendation Forms and Letters
    • One letter from a supervisor in a professional/academic capacity and one letter that exhibits evidence of experience with children/youth 
    • All completed recommendation forms and letters should either be emailed as a signed attachment to gradschl@up.edu or sent via mail to ATTN: Graduate School, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,Portland, Oregon 97203, directly by the reference
  • Official Transcripts
    • University of Portland students do not need to send their transcripts to the Graduate School.
    • A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Portland
      • International Applicants: All foreign degrees will be evaluated by International Student Services prior to an admissions decision  
    • International Applicants: Transcripts from foreign universities must follow the above guideline as well as be in English or be accompanied by an English translation certified as authentic. 
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Student Teaching Background Information Form
  • Desired Teaching Level/Subject Form
  • Official Test Scores
    • Multi-Subject (Elementary):  
      • ORELA Elementary Education Subtests I and II
      • ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Test 
      • ORELA test scores must be received by June 1, 2019. You can receive a conditional admission decision before these scores are submitted. 
    • Single-Subject (Secondary): 
      • ORELA Subject Area Test
      • ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Test 
      • ORELA test scores must be received by June 1, 2019. You can receive a conditional admission decision before these scores are submitted
    • International Applicants: an official score from either the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) or IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) exam is required 

Application Timeline: 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning September 15 until the following deadline: 

  • Summer Semester: June 1

Program Contact: 

International Applicants: 

  • Please note the additional application requirements listed above in the "Admission Requirements" section
  • For additional information, visit International Student Services