Student Teaching is a crucial part of becoming a licensed teacher.


These courses are offered online during the academic year and summer session through OSU Ecampus. It may be that candidate’s undergraduate course work included similar courses as the program prerequisites. If you believe that you have taken equivalent courses please contact [email protected] to discuss if these courses satisfy program prerequisites. Candidates must complete each of these courses or demonstrate they have taken equivalent courses prior to the start of the resident year (year two).


ED 216. Purpose, Structure and Function of Education in Democracy

Examines the system of education in a democratic society --past, present, and future. Historical, social, philosophical, political, legal, and economic foundations of education in Oregon, the USA, and other countries provide a framework for analyzing contemporary educational issues in schools, communities, and workplaces

ED 253 - Learning Across the Lifespan

An exploration of how learning occurs at all ages from early childhood through adulthood. Covers major and emerging theories and styles, self-reflection on implications of how learning occurs for self and others, and the impact of these issues on the development and delivery of instruction.


Program Curriculum



ED 520. Classroom Management & Discipline in K-12 (Hybrid Online - 3 credits) 

Knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques through examination of the literature and school observations. Explore factors that influence behavior problems, including those associated with social and/or multicultural student populations.

ED 590. Social Justice in Education (Fully Online – 3 credits)

Examines social, environmental and ecological justice in educational settings focusing on bias critique in text, development of social justice curriculum, and creation of an action related to a social justice issue. The interconnectedness of social and ecological justice is also explored. Various international justice standards are used to ground students’ work in curriculum development.



ED 528. Assessment for Learning (Fully Online – 3 credits)

Applies the formative learning cycle to through development of an assessment plan. Examines various formative assessment practices that promote higher order thinking and empower students to show evidence of their learning through self-assessment and feedback.

ED 509. Practicum (Hybrid Online – 2 credits)


SED 552. Mathematics Methods: Practicum (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)

Theoretical background, practical knowledge, and skills for teaching in mathematics classrooms (grades 3-12). Instructional methods/modes, classroom management, contemporary curriculum goals and instructional planning.

ED 572. Foundations of ESOL Education (Fully Online – 3 credits)

Examines characteristics of English language learners (ELLs), key theories in language acquisition, the role of culture in language development, and instructional program models for ELLs, while considering implications for classroom instruction.

ED 509. Practicum (Fully Online – 2 credits)


ED 548. Students with Special Needs (Fully Online – 2 credits)

Explores the broad range of special needs that are represented in today's classrooms. Addresses various types and characteristics of disabilities as well as collaborating with specialists and families with children with special needs. Discussion strategies and instructional practices to enhance the learning of diverse students in the inclusive classroom.

ED 582. Strategies for Developing Literacy (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)

Focus on teaching of reading to K-5 students. Instruction in pedagogical techniques and assessment on teaching vocabulary, comprehension, phonics and fluency. Strategies related to motivation to read, integration of cultural diversity and social justice and the needs of diverse learners in literacy development are also addressed.

ED 509. Practicum  (Fully Online – 2 credits)





SED 553. Science Methods: Practicum I (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)

Theoretical background, practical knowledge, and skills for teaching in science classrooms (grades 3-12). Instructional methods/modes, classroom management, contemporary curriculum goals and instructional planning.

 ED 558. Wellness and Fine Arts (Hybrid Online - 2 credits)

Exploration of recent trends and research-based practices in the teaching of wellness, physical education, and fine arts. Includes strategies, assessments, special needs, integrating curriculum through developmentally appropriate practices, content standards, and the value of developing holistic learners though an effective wellness and fine arts program.


ED 559. Strategies for Integrating Humanities (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)

Pedagogical approaches to teaching language arts and social studies in K-5, multiple subject classrooms. Focus on developing research-based daily lessons and unit plans that integrate curriculum, support national standards, and use an inquiry approach for student learning.

ED 509. Practicum – edTPA Preparation (Fully Online – 3 credits)



ED 597. K-5 STEM Integration in Diverse Classrooms (Fully Online – 2 credits)

An investigation of theory and practice related to science teaching and learning in diverse classrooms through the integration of science, math, literacy and social studies.

ED 509. Practicum – edTPA Preparation (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)



ED 524. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (Hybrid Online – 3 credits)

Designed to help teachers make complex judgments based upon their knowledge and understanding of their students, the curriculum, and larger social and cultural issues through reflective practice. Problem-solving related to teaching with a strong focus on generating new knowledge about teaching, learning, and assessment.

ED 510. Internship (6 credits)


More information about MAT courses and expectations can be found in the Program Handbook.


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