Few professions have the potential to impact lives like teaching. The Master of Arts in Teaching program at OSU-Cascades offers degrees in elementary and secondary as well as ongoing coursework to support continuing learning and accreditation, including the ESOL endorsement.
Our teaching program offers the opportunity for pre-service teacher candidates to gain the skills necessary to begin a successful and sustained career in education. The program gives you exceptional in-classroom instruction using a cohort model, where students form strong bonds as they progress through their coursework together. Faculty include teaching practitioners and researchers. With a physical campus and modern classroom buildings, we are the only public university offering a site-based teaching degree in Central Oregon.
Student teaching placements allow teacher candidates the opportunity to practice what they learn in the university classroom under the guidance of a master teacher. Placements occur in schools within the local school districts, where OSU-Cascades' graduate teaching program is considered a partner of choice.
Our graduate teaching program focuses on instructional strategies and methods courses, best practices, research driven theory and practical experiences. Our coursework prepares the teacher candidate for Initial I Licensure in Oregon.
Endorsements offered at OSU-Cascades
Elementary: Multiple Subjects (grades K-8)
Language Arts (grades 5-12)
Science (grades 5-12)
Mathematics (grades 5-12)
Social Studies (grades 5-12)
The program is 62 credit hours.
The graduate teaching program at OSU-Cascades is nationally accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the standard of excellence in teacher preparation.
The cohort-based program begins in June, includes an intensive summer session, with clinical placement and coursework continuing throughout the entire academic school year.