Applications are now open.

Application Deadlines for the 2018/2019 Cohort

  • Preferred Admission Applications Due January 5, 2018

  • Applications will continue to be accepted until May 31st.  
Application Information
  • Program Prerequisites - prepare in terms of coursework, field experiences, and testing
  • Application to the Graduate School. Be sure to choose Education as your major.
  • TSPC Questions: complete and upload to the Graduate School application.
  • Content Knowledge Forms: (needed for each endorsement area you are applying for)
  • Testing (summary) (ORELA testing website) (Note: The Middle Grades General Science exam is not relevant for this program)
    • The GRE is not required for admission.
    • For applicants for whom English is not their primary language, additional testing (IELTS, passing score of 7.5 or TOEFL iBT, passing score of 80 with minimum scores of 22 on all subsets) may be required.
  • Funding Opportunities:
    • Funding opportunities change yearly.  Please check back in Fall term for updated information.
Admission Procedures

Admission to the Master of Science in Education- Math or Science Education program is selective and competitive. Consequently not all applicants are admitted. Applications received after the deadline may be considered on a space-available basis only after all those received by the deadline have been fully considered. Please note, however, that most scholarships require application in January or February.  Within OSU's Guiding Principles, the Master of Science in Education- Math or Science Education program recognizes a responsibility to society to contribute to its social, aesthetic, and economic well-being. Diversity is a key to the success of our programs. Our program has additional scholarship opportunities for students from underrepresented populations.

Admission Requirements and Criteria 
  • A bachelor's degree (necessary for admission to all graduate degree programs), documented by official transcripts of grades.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter credits of graded undergraduate work and all work completed thereafter (necessary for admission to all graduate degree programs), documented by official transcripts of grades.
  • Competence in the chosen subject area, documented by the content knowledge form and transcripts.
  • Competence in working with school-age children or youth at the middle or high school level at in schools or social service settings, documented by letters of recommendation, admissions interviews, statement of professional goals, and the résumé).
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in oral and written communication (documented by letters of recommendation, written statement of professional goals, résumé, and interview, if required).
  • Sincere and appropriate desire to become a public school teacher and an understanding of the life demands placed on a teacher (documented by letters of recommendation, statement of professional goals, résumé, and interview).
  • Truthful answers to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) character questions (documented by the TSPC Character Questions form).  Note: Successful applicants by Oregon law must submit one fingerprint card for processing by the Oregon State Police and the FBI.
  • Beginning 2019-2020 cohort, official scores for one of the following: SAT, ACT, GRE, or Praxis Core. Scores from any time will be accepted.
Application Procedures
  • Applicants are responsible for assuring that all sources of Admission Evidence (other than interview results) are in their application files by the application deadline. Applicants are also responsible for assuring that all Admission Criteria are addressed by the sources of evidence (other than interview results).
  • Applicants are reviewed by screening committees or a faculty coordinator to identify candidates who are qualified based on the evidence available.
  • Following the initial screening, qualified applicants may be required to interview with OSU faculty members. The interview may also include public school educators. The interview team adds its assessments to the applicant's file.
  • Following the interview, the faculty for the teacher education program considers all evidence and makes admission recommendations to the Director.
  • Applicants who meet the application deadline and complete the process above are typically notified of the program admission decision in writing.

For more information, contact Carol McKiel, 541-737-1546.