A complete application will include the items listed below. All of these items except the official transcripts can be found in or uploaded to the online application. For full admission to the graduate teaching program, students must demonstrate and submit the following:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Official Transcripts
    • Official transcripts from each institution are required, including any graduate coursework or degrees completed
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate degree and all work completed thereafter (if you have questions or concerns regarding your GPA, please contact our recruitment coordinator)
  3. Résumé
    • please fill out this form and upload as pdf
  4. Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) Character Questionnaire
    • The TSPC Character Questionnaire is available via the online application and may be completed there
  5. Statement of Objectives - please address the following in 2-4 pages
    • Personal qualities, values and professionally related experiences that make graduate study in teaching appropriate for you
    • Highest hopes and greatest concerns about yourself as a student and as a teacher
    • Experience working with diverse populations
    • Overall preparation to enter your chosen endorsement (content) program
  6. Three Letters of Recommendation - You will need to provide Name and Email Address information for 3 references, not related to you. When your application is processed, an email is sent from OSU to each reference writer asking them to submit a confidential electronic letter for you.  Please direct references to admit@osucascades.edu directly if they have any issues with this system.  The reference letters must be received by the deadline for an application to be considered complete.  Please plan accordingly for submission of your application to allow sufficient time for references to submit letters on your behalf.  Please direct questions or concerns regarding this timeline to Enrollment Services, admit@osucascades.edu or 541-322-3100.  You must have one reference for each of the following areas – academic ability, fit for the profession and character.
    • Academic Ability
      1. Critical thinking skills, collaborative problem solving, commitment, reliability, ability to work at graduate level, etc.
    • Fit for the Profession
      1. Experience with students, (both in and out of the classroom), collaboration, planning for instruction, communication, passion, volunteer experience, etc.
    • Character
      1. Experiences with children/teens, elements of character that highlight candidacy for teaching, ethics, etc.
  7. National Evaluation Series (NES) Content Exam Score Report(s)*
  8. Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA) Civil Rights Exam Score Report(s)*
    • Upload score report showing passing or non-passing scores required by the application deadline.  If you do not pass the Civil Rights Exam by the application deadline, you may retake the test and submit passing scores by March 1, 2018
  9. Core Content Competency - please fill out endorsement specific document and upload as pdf (if you applying for more than one content area, please submit a completed core content for each endorsement)
  10. At least 60 hours of experiential and classroom experience observing children/students at desired level, with preference for a classroom setting.  If you have questions regarding your hours, please contact our recruitment coordinator.

*Please note: due to state and national accreditation testing requirement changes, you may be required to submit official GRE scores.

Please make sure your first and last names appear on all of your application materials. You may submit your materials in one of the following methods:

Enrollment Services
OSU-Cascades
1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, OR 97702