OSU-Cascades Master of Arts in Teaching program offers degrees in elementary and secondary as well as ongoing coursework to support continuing learning and accreditation, including the ESOL endorsement.
Our teaching program offers the opportunity for pre-service teacher candidates to gain the skills necessary to begin a successful and sustained career in education. The program gives you exceptional in-classroom instruction using a cohort model, where students form strong bonds as they progress through their coursework together. Faculty include teaching practitioners and researchers. With a physical campus and modern classroom buildings, we are the only public university offering a site-based teaching degree in Central Oregon.
Student teaching placements allow teacher candidates the opportunity to practice what they learn in the university classroom under the guidance of a master teacher. Placements occur in schools within the local school districts, where OSU-Cascades' graduate teaching program is considered a partner of choice.
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 Initial I Licensure in Oregon.
Endorsements offered at OSU-Cascades
Elementary - Multiple Subjects Endorsement (early childhood (age 3–grade 4) and elementary (grades 3–8) classrooms)
English Language Arts Endorsement (grades 5-12)
Integrated Science Endorsement (grades 5-12)
Math Endorsement (grades 5-12)
Social Studies Endorsement (grades 5-12)
The graduate teaching program at OSU-Cascades is nationally accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the standard of excellence in teacher preparation.
The cohort-based program begins in June, with options to earn the Master of Arts in Teaching in an intensive five-term or extended nine-term format.