Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree

The deadline to apply has been extended. Apply now for the summer 2019 cohort.

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Change one life. Change the world.

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.

Seeing Themselves in a PAWsitive Light


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.

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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.

Coaching teachers to implement innovations in STEM


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.

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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, March 6, 2019
5-7 p.m. | Graduate & Research Center
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Application is Open

The Master of Arts in Teaching application for the summer 2019 cohort is open.

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.