The OSU-Cascades MAT Headstart program allows admitted students to start taking classes before the cohort year begins in June. This is a great opportunity for students who want to get started right away, those who haven't been in school for a while and want to take one or two classes early to ease into the program, or those who want to split up tuition over a few more terms!

Quick Facts

  • The cohort year is the June to June year in which full-time students complete the bulk of their classes and all of their student teaching
  • The Headstart program is only available for those who will attend full-time during their cohort year and/or will be pursuing an ESOL endorsement
  • If you take Headstart coursework, you will still complete the program in June at the end of your cohort year. You will not complete the program early because you have taken Headstart coursework, but you will have a slightly lighter coursework load throughout the cohort year due to completing coursework early

Admission

You may apply to fall, winter, or spring terms to take Headstart classes. Deadlines for each term are as follows
Fall Term Deadline: August 15
Winter Term Deadline: December 1
Spring Term Deadline: March 1
Summer Term Cohort Year Deadline/Full-time Deadline: April 1
Summer Term Part-time Deadline: May 15

Headstart Coursework
 

Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term

Elementary non-ESOL: ED 513
Elementary ESOL: ED 513, ED 579

Secondary non-ESOL: ED 513
Secondary ESOL: ED 579

Elementary non-ESOL: ED 514, ED 572
Elementary ESOL: ED 514, ED 572, ED 576

Secondary non-ESOL: ED 572, ED 514
Secondary ESOL: ED 572, ED 576

Elementary non-ESOL: ED 563, ED 569, ED 522
Elementary ESOL: ED 563, ED 569, ED 522

Secondary non-ESOL: ED 522
Secondary ESOL: ED 522

Student enrolled in fewer than three credits per term will receive an email from the graduate school regarding a three credit minimum. This email does not apply to headstart students prior to beginning their cohort year in June. Any questions about this may be sent to Gillian C. Harper gillian.harper@osucascades.edu