Learn to teach science or math with a Master of Science in Education degree.

The Master of Science (MS) in Education prepares candidates to be secondary science and mathematics teachers who are skilled professionals drawing upon current educational research to create innovative and inclusive science and math learning environments. Candidates work within a cohort of peers in science and mathematics education and are taught by faculty who specialize in and conduct educational research in science, mathematics, and equity.  

The program is comprised of a series of courses that emphasize research-based instruction, educational equity, innovation, and community-partnerships. Candidates work with community partners in public school settings during every term of the program. As part of the program, candidates complete a masters project that integrates research, theory, and practice.

The program consists of 55 graduate-level credits including 18 credits of core courses, 20 credits of practicum/internship, and 17 credits from a content specialty option.

At the end of the program candidates will have:

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


It is also possible to earn an ESOL endorsement during the program. This endorsement includes additional coursework and field experiences beyond the program’s required number of credits.

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 askcoed@oregonstate.edu.