Become a teacher and an educational leader

Earn two degrees concurrently – education and a content area with a teaching license reciprocal in 45 states.

This program uses a collaborative cohort approach that allows you to build rapport and professional relationships with fellow pre-service educators.

The Education Double Degree program enables students to earn two undergraduate degrees concurrently – one in their chosen field and one in education (see endorsements and options below). Our nation’s communities, schools, and organizations will demand a minimum of 2.2 million new teachers and educational leaders over the next decade and these educators must be prepared to meet today’s educational challenges. New, more accessible undergraduate options in the Education Double Degree provide a means for addressing gaps. 

Endorsements and options

The Double Degree program is qualified to recommend a license for teacher candidates in the following endorsements. 

  • Advanced Math
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Elementary Education 
  • Foundational Math
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health
  • Language Arts
  • Physics
  • Social Studies

Students who would like to teach Physical Education, Music or Agricultural Education are required to contact the designated cognate college (e.g. College of Liberal Arts for Music Education). Students enrolled in one of the teaching prep programs at their designated cognate college do not meet with anyone from the College of Education. All advising will be provided through their primary program/cognate college. 

Students who would like to teach Special Education or Art need to look for approved programs outside of Oregon State University by visiting this link

Advantages of the OSU Education Double Degree program

  • Two degrees simultaneously - a BA or BS in Education and a primary major
  • A strong content degree from Oregon’s premiere research institution
  • Career opportunities in either degree, with added value together
  • Led by faculty involved in research, with extensive K-12 experience
  • Uses a collaborative cohort approach for student teaching during the final year of academic study, allows you to build rapport and professional relationships with fellow pre-service educators



Accepted applicants: Sara Wright at [email protected] 
Potential applicants visit our advising page

  • Pay undergraduate tuition while pursuing your teacher license
  • An emphasis in working with English language learners (ELL)
  • Contact with employers throughout the Willamette Valley
  • Live and study in Corvallis, one of the nation’s top ranked college towns
  • As Oregon’s largest university, exemplary student support available