Make your mark — become a teacher

Impact the lives of children by becoming a licensed elementary teacher through Oregon State University’s B.S. in Teaching program with an option in clinically based elementary education. This hybrid program blends online and in-person coursework that offers you exceptional mentoring while teaching alongside experienced, senior teachers from partner school districts.

You can complete this full-time professional program in two years. During that time, you’ll be immersed in the classroom, gaining hands-on teaching experience from day one while actively learning online with a cohort of like-minded peers. In-person coursework takes place 3-4 times per term on weekends. Accommodations may be made for those at a distance.


90 credits out there + 90 credits at Oregon State

To enroll in the BS-CBEE program, you must first complete a minimum of 90 credits either at a community college or another four-year institution, including several specific elective and education courses. Partnerships with community colleges provide a fully articulated course pathway that follows the Oregon Major Transfer Map.

You will then enter Oregon State’s program as a third-year student with no or limited need to take additional coursework outside of the 90 credits of major core classes in order to earn your degree and Oregon teaching license. View our curriculum page for more details.


Sample four-year plan

Get a feel for what your degree path may look like by viewing a sample of Oregon State’s B.S. in Teaching four-year degree plan. Your own plan will differ depending on the community college(s) you have attended. 

View the plan


Partnerships aimed at helping you succeed

Built on unique partnerships among the OSU College of Education, Oregon school districts and Oregon community colleges, the BS-CBEE program combines unparalleled access to vital classroom experience with the opportunity to learn from renowned Oregon State faculty online.


ESOL and Dual Language Education

  • ESOL:  BS - Clinically-Based Elementary Education Option Students: Students enrolled in the BS Clinically -Based Elementary Education program option complete the coursework to obtain the ESOL Endorsement with their license.
  • Dual Language Specialization: BS - Clinically-Based Elementary Education Option: Students have the option of obtaining a Dual Language Specialization with their license instead of an ESOL Endorsement. To do so requires a one course substitution and enrollment in one additional 3-credit course beyond the 90 credits required for the BS degree.



Nell O'Malley , BS-CBEE Program Lead

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