Oregon State’s hybrid B.S. in Teaching program with an option in clinically based elementary education will prepare you to become a skilled teacher who can manage a multi-subject classroom through clinical supervision and practice-informed coursework.

Learn from faculty members who deliver culturally responsive instruction, teach for equity and inclusion, and delve into science and math topics. Courses are delivered both online and face to face three to four times per term.

As a teacher candidate, you’ll be required to work in classrooms during each term, starting with nine hours in the first term to full-time “student teaching” in the final term. The first two to three terms will mostly involve observation of clinical practice with a gradual increase in teaching responsibility and working with students.


Degree Requirements 

In order to be accepted into the BS-CBEE program, you must first earn 90 transferrable credits that follow Oregon’s Major Transfer Map for Elementary Education at any Oregon community college OR include the necessary prerequisite courses for program admission and lower division Baccalaureate Core (general education) courses. View the “course checklist” or sample four-year plan below for more details on the required courses. 

Once enrolled at OSU, a minimum of 90 additional quarter credits are required to graduate with your B.S. in Teaching degree. For additional information about degree requirements or program prerequisites, you can “make an appointment” with Niki Weight, Head Advisor for the College of Education or connect with a Program Lead. 


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


Community College Transfer Guides 

Use these transfer guides as a guide to help you plan out courses at your community college that are required prior to entering the CBEE program at OSU. You can also use the sample four-year plan listed above as a resource or make an appointment with an advisor. Additional transfer guides will be added as they become available. 


Sample course topics

  • Classroom management
  • ESOL education
  • Developmental reading
  • Strategies for teaching numerous subjects
  • The nature of inquiry
  • Linguistics for teachers
  • Supportive differentiated environments


Additional program features

Practicum, internship and national assessment

The curriculum includes 36 combined credits of a practicum and internship that involve working in partner school districts. This is the clinical teaching program requirement, which includes the more colloquially known “student teaching” practicum.

You must also complete the edTPA, a national teacher proficiency assessment required for Oregon licensure.



Nell O'Malley , BS-CBEE Program Co-Lead

Melissa Potter, BS-CBEE Program Co-Lead

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