Total credits required: 58-61

Core Curriculum: 46-47 credits

ED 594 Differentiation K-12 (2)
ED 550 The Effective Teaching Cycle I: Foundations and Planning (4)
ED 551 The Effective Teaching Cycle II: Assessment (4)
ED 595 Educational Development K-12 (2)
ED 513 Learning Environments I: Fostering Class Engagement (3)
ED 514 Learning Environments II: Advancing Every Student (2)
ED 515 Learning Environments III: Cultures and Communities (2) (or ED 522 Racial & Cultural Harmony (3)*)
ED 592 Technology Tools for Teaching (2)
ED 518 Professional Practice in the Teaching Community (2)
ED 572 Foundations of ESOL Education (3)
ED 510 Clinical Practice (15)
ED 519 Capstone: Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (3)

Program Endorsement Options: 12-14 credits

Elementary Multiple Subjects Option

ED 563 Strategies for Teaching PE/Health (1)
ED 565 Methods: Literacy (4)
ED 566 Methods: Math (4)
ED 567 Methods: Natural and Social Sciences (4)
ED 569 Strategies for Teaching Fine Arts (1)

Language Arts Option

ED 584 Methods I: Adolescent Literacy (4)
ED 585 Methods II: Strategies for grades 5-12 (4)
ED 586 Methods III: Curriculum & the Profession (4)

Mathematics Option

ED 537 Methods I: Foundation of Numerical Thought (4)
ED 538 Methods II: Cycles of Enactment (4)
ED 539 Methods III: Mathematics for Every Learner (4)

Science Option

ED 531 Methods I: Inquiry & the Nature of Science (4)
ED 532 Methods II: Supporting Students’ Conceptual Change (4)
ED 533 Methods III: Science for Every Learner (4)

Social Studies Option

ED 587 Methods I: Adolescent Literacy (4)
ED 588 Methods II: Strategies for grades 5-12 (4)
ED 589 Methods III: Contemporary Issues (4)

*Part time MAT students and MAT students adding their ESOL endorsement may be required to take ED 522 in lieu of ED 515. Curriculum is subject to change.

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

MAT candidates can take additional coursework to add the ESOL endorsement to their degree.

OSU Course Catalog


These courses are offered online during the academic year and summer session through OSU Ecampus. It may be that candidate’s undergraduate course work included similar courses as the program prerequisites. If you believe that you have taken equivalent courses please contact to discuss if these courses satisfy program prerequisites. Candidates must complete each of these courses or demonstrate they have taken equivalent courses prior to the start of the resident year (year two).

ED 216. Purpose, Structure and Function of Education in Democracy
Examines the system of education in a democratic society --past, present, and future. Historical, social, philosophical, political, legal, and economic foundations of education in Oregon, the USA, and other countries provide a framework for analyzing contemporary educational issues in schools, communities, and workplaces

ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan
An exploration of how learning occurs at all ages from early childhood through adulthood. Covers major and emerging theories and styles, self-reflection on implications of how learning occurs for self and others, and the impact of these issues on the development and delivery of instruction.

Program Curriculum

Year 1


ED 520. Classroom Management & Discipline in K-12 (Hybrid Online - 3 credits) 
Knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques through examination of the literature and school observations. Explore factors that influence behavior problems, including those associated with social and/or multicultural student populations.

ED 590. Social Justice in Education (Fully Online – 3 credits)
Examines social, environmental and ecological justice in educational settings focusing on bias critique in text, development of social justice curriculum, and creation of an action related to a social justice issue. The interconnectedness of social and ecological justice is also explored. Various international justice standards are used to ground students’ work in curriculum development.

ED 572. Foundations of ESOL Education (Fully Online – 3 credits)
Examines characteristics of English language learners (ELLs), key theories in language acquisition, the role of culture in language development, and instructional program models for ELLs, while considering implications for classroom instruction.


ED 509. Practicum (Hybrid Online – 2 credits)

ED 528. Assessment for Learning (Fully Online – 3 credits)
Applies the formative learning cycle to through development of an assessment plan. Examines various formative assessment practices that promote higher order thinking and empower students to show evidence of their learning through self-assessment and feedback.

ED 558. Wellness and Fine Arts (Hybrid Online - 2 credits)
Exploration of recent trends and research-based practices in the teaching of wellness, physical education, and fine arts. Includes strategies, assessments, special needs, integrating curriculum through developmentally appropriate practices, content standards, and the value of developing holistic learners though an effective wellness and fine arts program.


ED 509. Practicum (Fully Online – 2 credits)

SED 552. Mathematics Methods: Practicum (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)
Theoretical background, practical knowledge, and skills for teaching in mathematics classrooms (grades 3-12). Instructional methods/modes, classroom management, contemporary curriculum goals and instructional planning.

ED 579. Linguistics for Teachers  (Fully Online – 3 credits)
Explores linguistic categories: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse. Focuses on teaching implications--from psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, and critical perspectives--for emergent bilingual students in P-12 contexts.


ED 509. Practicum (Fully Online – 2 credits)

ED 582. Strategies for Developing Literacy (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)
Focus on teaching of reading to K-5 students. Instruction in pedagogical techniques and assessment on teaching vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and fluency. Strategies related to motivation to read, integration of cultural diversity and social justice and the needs of diverse learners in literacy development are also addressed.



ED 548. Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms (Fully Online – 2 credits)
Explores the broad range of needs that are represented in today’s classrooms. Addresses various types and characteristics of learners as well as ways to collaborate with specialists and families in the delivery of federally-mandated support services for students with (dis)abilities. Discusses strategies and promising practices to enhance the learning of diverse students in the inclusive classroom.

SED 553. Science Methods: Practicum I (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)
Theoretical background, practical knowledge, and skills for teaching in science classrooms (grades 3-12). Instructional methods/modes, classroom management, contemporary curriculum goals and instructional planning.


ED 509. Practicum – edTPA Preparation (Fully Online – 3 credits)

ED 559. Strategies for Integrating Humanities (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)
Pedagogical approaches to teaching language arts and social studies in K-5, multiple subject classrooms. Focus on developing research-based daily lessons and unit plans that integrate curriculum, support national standards, and use an inquiry approach for student learning.


ED 509. Practicum – edTPA Preparation (Fully Online – 3 credits)

ED 524. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)
Designed to help teachers make complex judgments based upon their knowledge and understanding of their students, the curriculum, and larger social and cultural issues through reflective practice. Problem-solving related to teaching with a strong focus on generating new knowledge about teaching, learning, and assessment.


ED 510. Internship (6 credits)

More information about MAT courses and expectations can be found in the Program Handbook.

MAT in Clinically Based Elementary Education program faculty