Secondary Teaching (grades 6-12), Master | Lewis and Clark College | Oregon, United States
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Secondary Teaching (grades 6-12)

13 months
1025 USD/credit 37846 USD/year
1025 USD/credit 37846 USD/year
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Grounded in social justice principles, the Secondary Teaching (grades 6-12) program from Lewis and Clark College prepares students to become transformative, equity-minded middle and high school educators.


The full-time 13-month Secondary Teaching (grades 6-12) program from Lewis and Clark College provides a strong pedagogical foundation for middle and high school educators (grades 6-12)—helping you learn the art of great teaching, while empowering you to address issues of equity and access in schools. You’ll choose the content area of your choice and through a combination of on-campus courses and extensive, field-based teaching experiences, become skilled at helping adolescents learn and grow using creative, reflective, and culturally responsive approaches to teaching, learning, and research. You will be uniquely prepared to:

  • Manage a classroom effectively
  • Meet the needs of adolescents in ways that honor and extend their experiences while enhancing their capacity to solve problems
  • Develop strategies to create democratic learning communities, drawing on research in theory and best practices
  • Cultivate connections between learners and the world beyond the classroom
  • Incorporate a range of teaching and technological resources


Through our unique, yearlong teaching practicum, you’ll have the opportunity to learn hands-on—applying your coursework to a real-world environment and gaining critical insights that can only be gleaned by working in the field. Our Practicum & Placements team will review your preferences and desired content area and match you with a qualified teacher-mentor in the greater Portland metro area. 

Working side-by-side, you’ll remain in the same classroom for an entire school year, building trusting relationships with your students, their parents, and school staff. As the year progresses, you’ll gradually take on more and more responsibility, culminating with taking over the classroom and handling all of your teacher-mentor’s tasks for the final 6 weeks. As a result, school administrators often report that hiring one of our graduates is like hiring a second-year teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing and the Writing Process
  • Social, Historical, and Ethical Perspectives on Education
  • Adolescent Development: Understanding Your Learners
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
  • Secondary Field Experience 
  • Teaching for Social Justice: Secondary Field Experience Seminar 
  • Literacy and Teacher Research
  • Legal Issues in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Application Fee ($50 nonrefundable application fee is required)
  • Personal Essay
  • Professional Educational Experience Form
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Resume
  • Teaching or Personnel Service Specialist License
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1025 USD per credit during 13 months.
  • National

    37846 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1025 USD per credit during 13 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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