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Multnomah Moves One Step Closer to Certified Teaching Degrees

12/18/2006

The State of Oregon Office of Degree Authorization has approved Multnomah Bible College to begin two new programs: a Bachelors program in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. With one final hurdle remaining in the process, Multnomah is hoping to launch these programs in the fall of 2007.

Dr. Wayne Strickland, the academic dean of Multnomah Bible College said that the new programs "Represent an expansion and larger vision to what constitutes ministry." Multnomah's vision has been to develop a program that accommodates "the needs and vision of graduates whether they are going overseas, staying in a Christian ministry setting, or planning to be a voice for Christ in the marketplace," said Dr. Strickland.

"These programs will allow more men and women to combine a passion for Christ, a love for His word, and a thoroughly biblical worldview with development of skills in helping people to become lifelong learners in a formal setting."

A major step toward certified teaching programs occurred when Multnomah received regional accreditation from NWCCU during the summer of 2006. Regional accreditation allows Multnomah to offer education programs that provide special licensure, such as teaching and counseling. The final hurdle before launching the new programs is to gain approval from the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission with the State of Oregon.

For more information about the anticipated Bachelors program in Elementary Education or the Master of Arts in Teaching, contact the Admissions department at 1.800.275.4672 or admiss@multnomah.edu .