3.0 GPA is preferred at the point of admission to Professional Level and must be maintained through graduation


Required courses before the professional level:
    1.    ED 216 Purpose, Structure & Function of Education in Democracy (DPD) (3 credits)
           Offered fall, winter, spring, and summer terms.
    2.    ED 219 Multiculturalism and Social Justice in Education (DPD) (3 credits).
           Offered fall, winter, spring, and summer terms.
    3.    ED 253 Learning Across the Lifespan (3 credits). Offered fall, winter, spring terms.*If you have taken HDFS 311, 313 and 314 with a 3.0 GPA or higher, you do not need to take ED 253.

    4.    ED 309 Field Practicum (3 credits). Offered fall and winter terms. 60+ hours of classroom experience at the authorized level. A background check and department approval is required prior to registering for ED 309. See advisor or click here for deadlines and details.*Course can be waived with approved volunteer experience but credits will not be earned. Learn about opportunities to gain experience in teaching and tutoring online through OSU’s 4H & U program and in-classroom teaching through the paid internship with the College of Education in K-12 schools in Macau, China.

   5.      ED 472 Foundations of ESOL (3 credits). Offered fall, winter, and spring terms.

Exam information can be found at www.orela.nesinc.com. All exams must be passed by April 1st.

  • Subject area exams. Confirm with advisor before taking. Please click on the test guide (PDF) to determine the appropriate test.
Additional Items:

Students must complete the option courses (content mastery) as designated in mydegrees according to your endorsement area. Classes taken in the option must be passed with a C- or above with an accumulative GPA of 3.0.  GPAs below a 3.0 can be petitioned. See Advisor for further information.

Fingerprinting/Background Check: Deadline February 1st.

Students participating in an approved student teaching licensure program are required to submit an application for Fingerprint Clearance through Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, (TSPC) elicensing systems. Learn more


  1. One evaluation must come from an educator who has observed you in a formal school setting, attesting to your competence in working with school-age children.  This educator must fill out an online evaluation. Please contact Student Services in Furman Hall for the link to the evaluation which can be sent to the author of your letter.
  2. A reference letter should be written by someone who can speak to your potential to be an educator. This might be an advisor, professor, coach, club leader, employer, or a former teacher. It cannot be written by a family member. 
Once a candidate has successfully completed ALL of the items listed above and the requirements for their primary major degree, the candidate can apply to the Professional Level/ Student Teaching Cohort by February 1st. Please be in contact with Student Services (541-737-4661) to apply for the Professional Level (student teaching).


[Due February 1 before beginning Program]


Elementary: Kindergarten-Grade 6

*For currently declared students only. New students interested in elementary education can pursue our new BS in Teaching degree.

Secondary Grade 6-12 


ED 408 Practicum/September Experience (2)

[4 weeks in August-September]

ED 408 Practicum/September Experience (2)  or

[4 weeks in August-September]

ED 409 Practicum (3) ED 409 Practicum (3)
ED 340 Supportive Diff Environments (3) ED 340 Supportive Diff Environments (3)
ED 427 Alternative Assessment (2) ED 412 Learning Styles & Needs in Adolescence (2)
ED 483 Developmental Reading (3)

ED 494 Content Standards & Curr Dev (3)

ED 410 Internship: Part-time student teaching (3) ED 410 Internship: Part-time student teaching (3)
ED 407 Seminar (2)  ED 407 Seminar (2)

ED 457 Teaching Elem Math for Understanding (3)

ED 427 Alternative Assessment (2)
SED 459 Science and the Nature of Inquiry (3)

ED 425 Curr Implementation in Instr Strat (4)

ED 456 Strategies for Teaching Language Arts and Social Studies (3) ED 493 Reading and literacy (2)
ED 410 Internship: Full-Time St Teaching (10) ED 410 Internship: Full-Time St Teaching (10)
ED 424 Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2) ED 424 Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)

Optional ESOL Endorsement Coursework for K-12 licenses

Three required pre-education courses: ED 472, ED 479, ED 476.

Two required during the professional level of the Double Degree program: ED 473, ED 410.


After Acceptance Fees
(Fees occasionally change, please contact your program lead for more information.)