Master of Arts in Teaching

Few professions have the potential to impact lives like teaching.

A good teacher can have a lasting and positive effect on student's lives beyond the classroom, helping young people grow socially, emotionally and preparing them for a successful future.

At OSU-Cascades in Bend our teaching program allows you to pursue your master's degree in a vibrant city set in a beautiful area. The program gives you exceptional in-classroom instruction using a cohort model, where students form strong bonds as they progress through their coursework together.

The program also provides field experience within local districts, where OSU is considered the partner of choice.


Hear from MAT graduates:

Alumni Spotlight


MAT graduate Chris Muller is starting his second year of teaching in Mexico City

The MAT Experience at OSU-Cascades


Erika Strauser earned a degree in civil engineering, but after volunteering with a local youth group, she realized that working with youth is what she was meant to do.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education


The graduate teaching program at OSU-Cascades is nationally accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.