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Change one life. Change the world.

Few professions have the potential to impact lives like teaching. Our NCATE 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.

Flexible Schedule

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


Our research and teaching faculty bring current theory and practical knowledge

Field Experience

You'll step into the classroom by your second term. Our graduate teaching program is a partner of choice for local schools.

STEM Summer Camps

OSU-Cascades graduate students and alumni of the teaching program are leading STEM/STEAM camps in Central Oregon this summer. It’s summer camp, so students are playing in the dirt — and also learning how to mitigate damage from natural disasters like earthquakes and volcanoes. Thank you Roundhouse Foundation and partners for making STEM summer camps possible.

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Where Science Meets Art

Amy Gautschi came to the MAT program with doctorate level coursework in science, and became a valued contributor to her STEM-focused student teaching placement. She is also a gifted artist, and students benefit from her creativity.

A Favorite OSU-Cascades Experience

"Working as an intern in the Bend-La Pine School District. The opportunity to work with elementary students and to observe master teachers has been an invaluable aspect of the program."

Future Plans

"I will be joining the staff at Buckingham Elementary School in Bend. I will be teaching first grade and leveraging my background in science to help further Buckingham's mission as a STEM-focused school."

Our Cohort Model

Lindsey Namanny received a Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education (Science) and is dedicated to the success of her middle and high school science students.

A Favorite OSU-Cascades Experience

"The times that stand out in my mind revolve around funny moments with my cohort. We would show up to class hours early just to sit around and talk with one another. We would absolutely crack each other up with our delirious and tired meanderings in the middle of approaching deadlines. Most of all, we would support each other."

Future Plans

"As a future educator, I hope to instill a sense of worth in my students. Whether that be their ability to see worth in themselves, feel their worthiness of love, or find the worth in a lifetime of education. I hope to bring science to life and to highlight items that my students find perplexing."

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)
Science (grades 5-12) - Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Mathematics (grades 5-12)
Social Studies (grades 5-12)

The program is 58-59 credit hours.

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.

Graduate Programs Open House

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
5-7 p.m. | Graduate & Research Center
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Application Opens in September

The Master of Arts in Teaching application for the summer 2019 cohort opens September 2018. The application deadline is November 14.

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 Jordon Zardinejad, our graduate recruitment and program support coordinator.