Application Deadline Approaches for January Start of Education Program that Prepares Students for Teaching Career in Oregon


Newberg, Ore. (PRWEB) November 30, 2011

An information session about George Fox University?s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is scheduled as the application deadline approaches for the January start of the university?s Full-Time MAT Plus program.

The application deadline for MAT Plus ? a four-semester format that offers two additional endorsements to the MAT degree ? is Thursday, Dec. 15.

An information meeting on the masters in teaching degree in Portland will be held at the university?s Portland Center near Tigard at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The Portland Center is located at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., in Portland.

George Fox?s Master of Arts in Teaching program offers initial licensure at all four levels of authorization ? early childhood, elementary, middle school and secondary. MAT candidates earn two authorizations at adjacent levels and choose between early childhood/elementary, elementary/middle school or high school/middle level.

In the Portland area, both full-time and part-time MAT programs are offered, with full-time classes meeting on the university?s Newberg, Ore., campus and part-time cohorts meeting at the school?s Portland Center and Salem site.

The MAT Plus ESOL degree combines the core MAT initial license degree (36 credit hours) with 11 semester credits of instruction in English for Speakers for Other Languages (ESOL), leading to the ESOL Specialist endorsement. The MAT Plus Reading Specialist degree, which combines the core MAT degree with 11 semester credits of instruction in reading, leads to the Reading Specialist endorsement.

Candidates entering the MAT program are expected to have developed breadth and depth of content knowledge by completing an appropriate bachelor?s degree, providing the foundation for professional education courses and field experiences in schools.

For details on cost, the admissions process or program information, visit mat.georgefox.edu or contact Beth Molzahn, MAT admissions counselor, at 800-631-0921, ext. 2264.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger?s among the top Christian colleges in the country and is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier regional university and a ?Best Value? school. More than 3,500 students attend classes on the university?s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor?s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master?s and doctoral degrees.

Contact:

Beth Molzahn

Admissions, Master of Arts in Teaching

800-631-0921, ext. 2264

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Christian College in Oregon Offers Scholarship Competition for Incoming Students


Newberg, Ore. (PRWEB) November 07, 2011

Undergraduate students interested in competing for academic and leadership scholarships at George Fox University may be eligible to participate in the university?s annual Scholarship Competition, scheduled Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, 2012, on the school?s Newberg, Ore., campus.

The invitation-only event is open to students with outstanding academic records, test scores or leadership ability. Those who wish to receive an invitation to participate must have a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and complete an application to the university by Dec. 1. Application is available online at apply.georgefox.edu.

Among the college scholarships available are academic scholarships and leadership awards. It is anticipated that the university?s scholarship committee will award approximately 80 academic scholarships ranging from $ 10,000 to $ 16,000 (distributed over four years).

Scholarships will potentially be awarded in more than 30 areas of study, including accounting, art, biology, chemistry, English, music, nursing, psychology and theatre.

Each student may participate in one academic competition, and up to three scholarships may be awarded in each subject category. Continuation of the scholarship beyond the sophomore year is contingent on the student pursuing a major in the academic area of scholarship.

First-place winners receive $ 16,000; second-place recipients earn $ 12,800; and those who earn third place receive $ 10,000. All award winners must maintain a 2.5 George Fox grade point average and remain in good standing with the university to continue receiving the scholarship beyond the sophomore year.

Also available are leadership awards, intended to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding leadership experience or involvement in co-curricular activities and who intend to contribute to the George Fox University community through participation, involvement and continued development of leadership skills. Leadership awards range from $ 2,000 to $ 20,000 per year.

More information on George Fox?s financial aid offers is available at scholarship.georgefox.edu.

George Fox undergraduate students have a wide range of majors to choose from, as the university offers more than 40 bachelor?s degrees in disciplines ranging from the arts and sciences to business, education, psychology and social work.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes and Kiplinger?s among the top Christian colleges in the country. George Fox is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first tier regional university and a ?Best Value? school. More than 3,500 students attend classes on the university?s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor?s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master?s and doctoral degrees.

Contact:

Lindsay Peterson

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

800-765-4369, ext. 2242

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MegaMeeting.com Helps Dallas Christian College Reach Out to Students at a Distance


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011

Distance learning has become more and more popular throughout educational facilities around the world. Recently, with the help of MegaMeeting.com?s web-based video conferencing solutions, the staff at Dallas Christian College has been able to take their education and training programs online.

Integrated into their online education program, MegaMeeting.com?s video conferencing services are used as a virtual tutoring center. Students click a link on the college?s help page and from there they are able to engage immediately with a live online tutor. In addition to a virtual tutoring center, the instructors at Dallas Christian College are able to use the features within the MegaMeeting.com product to hold ?virtual? office hours and meet with students outside of the normal classroom hours. Some of the MegaMeeting.com features the instructors are taking advantage of include built-in VoIP audio, showing PowerPoint presentations and the displaying of up to sixteen live video streams in a meeting.

As an added bonus, with many of their instructors scattered across the country, MegaMeeting.com provides a means for these instructors to participate in regular faculty meetings without actually having to be physically present at the college. According to Bruce Long, Associate Dean – Distance Learning, Dallas Christian College, ?I conduct regular professional development sessions for my online instructors through MegaMeeting.com. It only takes about an hour, because there is no travel time?.

One of the major factors as to why Dallas Christian College chose the MegaMeeting.com services was the flexible licensing. Rather than requiring them to purchase a license for each user, MegaMeeting.com provides the college with a site license allowing them to create multiple logins for each one of their users. Bruce Long continued to say ?MegaMeeting.com allows me to provide video conferencing for my whole team–at a price that fits the budget of our small college?.

About MegaMeeting.com (http://www.MegaMeeting.com)

Founded in 2003, MegaMeeting.com is a leading provider of 100% browser-based web & video conferencing solutions complete with real time audio and video capabilities. Being browser-based and working on all major operating systems ? Windows, Mac & Linux; MegaMeeting.com provides universal access without the need to download, install or configure software. MegaMeeting.com web conferencing products and services include powerful collaboration tools that accommodate robust video & web conferences, including advanced features such as desktop/application sharing, i.e. Word and Excel documents and PowerPoint presentations without the need to upload any files. MegaMeeting.com is ideal for multi-location web based meetings, virtual classrooms, employee trainings, product demonstrations, company orientation, customer support, product launches and much more.

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