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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and Answers About Concordia’s MAT Program

What is a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree?

The MAT program will prepare candidates to teach at two authorization levels (a combination of two contiguous levels: early childhood and elementary school or middle school and high school). Before entering the program, students will need to decide which grade level combination best meets their goals for becoming a teacher. Upon successful completion of the program, students are recommended for an Oregon Initial Teaching License.

Is the MAT program certified?

Yes, Concordia University’s teacher education program is approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

Can you tell me more about Concordia University?

Concordia is a Christian University, one in a system of 10 universities founded by The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Concordia has been an integral part of the Portland community since 1905. Concordia offers many undergraduate degree and certification programs, as well as graduate programs in business and education. Each of Concordia’s educational programs delivers a high level of academic excellence while focusing on the needs of the student through a smaller-than-average class size. The faculty consists of leaders in their respective fields of expertise who challenge students to reach their educational goals.

Who do I contact for more information?

The Office of Admission at Concordia University is happy to answer questions about the university, our programs, and our admission procedures. Contact may be made by phone, mail, or e-mail:

Office of Admission
Concordia University
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211
503-280-8501 or 800-321-9371

Or, complete our online information request form.