All teacher licensure candidates must complete the following prerequisites:

Before applying:

Appropriate content courses in math/science as shown on the advising sheets. Note: It is possible to be finishing up content courses after applying but before beginning the program. These courses should be noted on your Content Knowledge Form included in your application.

Before June 1st:

General teacher tests: Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exams are, by law, to be completed before the start of the program.

Before August 1st:

• 60 hours of reflective classroom experience (ED 309/409 or the equivalent)

• A course in Adolescent Psychology (ex. ED 512, HDFS 313, HDFS 229 at LBCC, or a similar course at another institution)

• Content-specific teacher tests: The ORELA and Pearson NES subject exam(s) (linked to specific endorsements). Please meet with Summer Lowery after acceptance to verify which tests you need. 

Graduate Subject Matter Courses

As part of the required coursework for the MS in Science or Mathematics Education, all candidates are required to take three graduate subject matter courses. Although it is possible to take these courses during the licensure program (one course during summer, fall, and winter terms), it is recommended that some or all of these courses be completed before the program begins. Please note that university regulations stipulate that courses may not be used for multiple degrees. Therefore a graduate subject matter course used to fulfill requirements for another masters program cannot be added to your program of study for this program. Undergraduates may petition to reserve a course for graduate credit as long as it is not included in the bachelor’s degree. 

Science

Candidates seeking the MS in Science Education must complete at least one course in History of Science (HSTS) or Philosophy of Science (PHL). If one of these courses was taken as part of the candidate’s undergraduate program, that course fulfills the requirement but does not count towards the graduate subject matter requirement. In that case, the candidate must still take three graduate level subject matter courses.

Many candidates who are seeking endorsements in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics can also qualify for an endorsement in Integrated Science as long as they complete coursework in geoscience. Graduate subject matter courses that count towards geoscience credit have asterisks.

Courses that have been used in the past to fulfill the graduate subject matter course requirement in science include (but are not limited to) the following:

Example: Science Graduate Subject Matter Courses



COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE

BB 550

General Biochemistry

BI 545

Evolution

BI 560

Cell Biology

CSS 599

Soil Science for Teachers

HSTS 514

History of Twentieth-Century Science

HSTS 519

Studies in Scientific Controversy: Method and Practice

HSTS 525

History of the Life Sciences

HSTS 570*

Ecology and History: Landscapes of the Columbia Basin

GEO 550  

Coastal Hazards

GEO 581

Glacial Geology

GEOG 523

Snow Hydrology

GEOG 524

Hydrology for water resource management

GEOG 530

Resilience-based natural resource management

GEOG 531

Development and Global Resources

GEOG 532

Geography of Food and Agriculture

GEOG 540

Water Resources Management in the US

GEOG 541

International Water Resources Management

GEOG 550

Land Use in the American West

GEOG 551

Planning principles and practices for resilient communities

GEOG 552

Sustainable Site Planning

OC 523               

Ocean ecological dynamics

OC 534

Estuarine ecology

PHL 543

World Views and Environmental Values

PHL 570 Philosophy of Science
SED 535 COSIA
SED 599* Communicating Ocean Sciences
Z 581 Biogeography

Please check the current OSU course catalog for other options.

Mathematics:

Candidates seeking the MS in Mathematics Education must complete MTH 491/591 and MTH 492/592. If these courses were taken as part of the candidate’s undergraduate program, that fulfills the requirement for the courses but does not count towards the graduate subject matter requirement. In that case, the candidate must still take three graduate level subject matter courses.

Courses that have been used in the past to fulfill the graduate subject matter course requirement in mathematics include (but are not limited to) the following:

Example Mathematics Graduate Subject Matter Courses



COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE

MTH 591

Algebra and Geometric Transformations

MTH 592

Algebra and Geometric Transformations

MTH 593

Algebra and Geometric Transformations

MTH 683

Graphics Calculators in Pre-calculus Mathematics

MTH 689

History of Mathematics

Please check the current OSU course catalog for other options

For more information, contact Nick Cabot, 541-737-8564.