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 in Education 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.


Apply for College of Education scholarships by February 18th

The MS program offers a special Laurels scholarship for tuition waivers for qualified students in the MS in Education program.
Check with Carol McKiel, program lead, for questions about the scholarship and application information.


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