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.
PAWsitive Choices is a classroom management program being tested in 33 kindergarten and first grade classrooms. It was developed by Lindsey Kealey when she was a student in the graduate teaching program at OSU-Cascades.
The program helps students learn self-management skills without using punishments or rewards. It focuses instead on students helping each other achieve daily goals like listening and thinking, following directions, being kind, being safe and being responsible. Kealey's thesis explored how students view themselves as learners.
Researcher Mike Giamellaro knows that teaching STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects is a priority in K-12 schools. His recent study on STEM coaching appears in Teaching and Teacher Education.
Giamellaro's team presented an intervention in which a STEM coach helped teachers implement STEM learning throughout a school district. The coach connected teachers to resources, provided teaching guidance, and helped teachers plan creative ways to teach STEM. It turns out that in schools, as in sports, a coach can make a big difference.
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.
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.
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
5-7 p.m. | Graduate & Research Center
The Master of Arts in Teaching application for the summer 2019 cohort is open.
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.