In 2015, the School of Education launched the Open School Master of Arts in Teaching (OMAT) Residency Program at Open School East. Open School East is a 7th-12th grade college preparatory and leadership alternative school in east Multnomah County. The OMAT program prioritizes the recruitment and development of aspiring teachers of color to better represent the diversity of our schools, but accepts applications from all pre-service educators with a calling to work with marginalized youth. Applications to begin the OMAT program in Summer 2017 are due by March 1, 2017. If you know students interested in entering the teaching profession who feel called to work with disconnected, struggling youth, please share information about this program with them.