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Become a Teacher


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Teacher Residency graduate, Oriana Connolly on why she chose a teacher residency through the Arbor Center for Teaching.

The Arbor Center for Teaching, in collaboration with Pacific University, offers a full-time, two-year Teacher Residency guided by experienced mentor teachers to complement formal graduate study of educational ideas and practice. This program results in a Master of Arts in Teacher degree and Oregon teacher licensure.

  • Teach full-time for two years at the Arbor School located on 21 acres of beautiful wooded farmland.

  • Develop interdisciplinary K-8 curriculum.

  • Participate fully in all aspects of school life as an Arbor faculty member.

  • Learn to succeed in multicultural and multilingual settings.

  • Extend your practice to a public school setting in your second year.

  • Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching and Oregon Teaching license.

  • Access free on-campus housing and a monthly stipend. Ask about our scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

Applications Open for Fall 2020


Arbor School, in collaboration with the School of Learning & Teaching at Pacific University, is currently seeking diverse applicants for our two-year Teacher Residency program beginning in Fall of 2020.

Are you a hard worker, deep thinker, and a good role model for children?

Interested in learning to support all students as individuals while building a strong classroom community? 

Deadlines for Applications

  • March 15, 2020: Preferred deadline. Applications received by this date will have priority status.

  • April 20, 2020:  Final deadline for application to the 2020-2022 cohort.