Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Arts in Teaching
Few professions have the potential to impact lives like teaching. Our nationally-accredited, cohort-based teaching program offers Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in elementary and secondary education, as well as coursework to support continuing learning and accreditation. Teaching faculty focus on instructional strategies and methods, best practices, research-driven theory, and practical experiences to prepare teaching candidates for an Oregon Preliminary Teaching License.
With a physical campus and modern classroom buildings, we are the only public university offering a site-based teaching degree in Central Oregon. Our exceptional in-classroom instruction uses a cohort model where students form strong relationships with peers and faculty. OSU-Cascades MAT students earn endorsements in elementary or secondary disciplines and have the option to add the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement. This program can be completed in either one or two years.
Through the online Elementary Education program, complete your graduate coursework through top-ranked OSU Ecampus and your student teaching in partner school districts throughout Oregon. The two-year online cohort program offers wrap-around support for students throughout the program with hyflex meetings each term to connect with peers and faculty. E-campus MAT students earn endorsements in elementary multiple subjects as well as English for Speakers of Other Languages or Dual-Language.
A Flexible Program for School District Staff and Working Professionals
The online program provides a unique pathway for district staff to become licensed elementary teachers. If you currently work with students in an elementary setting, our program has the potential to enable you to keep your job while earning a Master of Arts in Teaching and licensure. The elementary e-campus program may also suit working professionals who need online and hybrid coursework paired with a robust student teaching experience.
For information about the online program, contact Shoshanna Holman by email or call 541-737-7033.
Endorsements offered at OSU-Cascades
Elementary: Multiple Subjects
Science: Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Endorsement open to our MAT candidates and Oregon licensed teachers
The Professional Teacher and Counselor Education unit at Oregon State University (OSU) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education-Legacy (NCATE), which is now part of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
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 teacher licensure in Oregon.
Our students score 10%+ higher than the national average on the edTPA licensure exam.
In the Classroom
We are proud of the more than 700 teachers who have graduated from the Master of Arts in Teaching program since 2001.
2x more student teaching
OSU-Cascades provides a student teaching experience that is more than twice the hours required for an Oregon preliminary teaching license. You’ll spend the school year gaining valuable hands-on experience in K-12 classrooms — applying instructional strategies and methods, exchanging best practices with co-teachers and getting feedback from university supervisors.