Open House

Learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program at OSU-Cascades. Join us at a virtual open house on October 16.

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Nationally-Accredited, In-Person Program

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.

Student Spotlight

Learning from Each Other

We’re all in this together. That’s how Lucas Reyes approaches the classroom — a place where teachers and students learn from each other. After earning an undergraduate degree in business from OSU-Cascades, Lucas did some soul searching and decided the classroom was calling to him. He enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at OSU-Cascades, and spent the year working with students at Ensworth Elementary. “I’ve been humbled this year, and I’ve refined my teaching practice,” he said. “The classroom is the right place for me.”


Our students score 10%+ higher than the national average on the edTPA licensure exam.


Our research and teaching faculty bring current theory and practical knowledge.

Teacher of the Year

Jessica Colburn '12 was named the 2018 Oregon Social Studies Teacher of the Year.

Full Circle

Standing in front of her 2nd 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, one day. Fast forward 15 years, and both are realizing their dreams. Schuetz is now director of education and graduate programs at OSU-Cascades, helping train future teachers. Josie is an OSU-Cascades student, and will soon be in front of a class of her own.

Oregon Preliminary Teaching License and Endorsements

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

In-Person Program

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.


The application for the summer 2022 cohort opens on September 15, 2021. Learn more about admission requirements.

Flexible Schedule

Complete the one-year, full-time program or two-year, part-time program. Cohorts begin each June.

Graduate Student Housing

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.

Contact Us

Gillian Harper | Graduate Student Recruitment Coordinator
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