Few professions have the potential to impact lives like teaching. Our nationally-accredited, cohort-based teaching program offers 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, practical experiences and prepare teaching candidates for an Oregon Preliminary Licensure.
We provide 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 throughout Central Oregon — applying instructional strategies and methods, exchanging best practices with co-teachers and getting feedback from university supervisors.
Standing in front of her second-grade class as a new teacher at Lava Ridge Elementary School, Rachael Schuetz loved what she was doing. In her spare time, she thought of ways new teachers could be even better prepared. Josie Thomas, one of her young students, imagined becoming a teacher too. Fast forward 15 years, and both are realizing their dreams. Schuetz is now director of education and graduate programs at OSU-Cascades. Josie is an OSU-Cascades student, and will soon be in front of a class of her own.
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 preliminary licensure in Oregon.
Endorsements offered at OSU-Cascades
Elementary: Multiple Subjects (grades K-8)
Language Arts (grades 5-12)
Foundational Mathematics (grades 5-9)
Advanced Mathematics (grades 5-12)
Science: Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (grades 5-12)
Social Studies (grades 5-12)
English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): Endorsement open to our MAT candidates and Oregon licensed teachers
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 bonds.
Learn more about admission requirements.
Complete the one-year, full-time program or two-year, part-time program. Cohorts begin each June.
Enjoy on-campus living at OSU-Cascades. All room types are open to graduate students but many choose to live in a single room with a private bathroom, or with other graduate students in apartment-style suites.