MS Science or Math Program, College of Education, Oregon State University

The Master of Science in Education is a challenging Master's program which prepares science and math teachers for teaching in grades 6-12 and emphasizes the development of a teacher’s ability to develop research-based teaching strategies that make science and mathematics accessible to learners. Specific attention is directed at the interaction of schools, learners, pedagogy, subject matter and curriculum.  The program is unique in that it focuses solely on science and math education.  This allows you to be in a supportive cohort of high-achieving science and math peers taught by faculty who specialize and conduct research in science and math education.  We strive to provide a cutting-edge, high-quality program that will utilize and build upon your content knowledge and experiences to become an innovative middle or high school teacher.

At the end of the program you will have: 

  1. A Master of Science degree in Education
  2. An Oregon Initial I Teaching License with authorizations to teach at the middle and high school levels.
  3. One or more subject matter endorsements.  These include:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Integrated Science
    • Advanced Mathematics

It is also possible to earn an ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual endorsement during the program.  This option includes additional coursework and field experiences.

The program consists of 52 graduate-level credits.  This includes 9 credits of additional graduate-level coursework in your subject area.  We strive to find funding for students ($60,000 in scholarships last year!). Please see below for more information including prerequisites and application procedures.

We are in the process of hiring a new program coordinator. Please check back in September when our new coordinator will be happy to respond to your questions. If you need to speak with someone sooner, please feel free to contact our main student services desk at 541.737.4661 or