At the College of Education, we're all about flexibility. We understand that our grad students may be working professional, parents and partners, or have other time and transportation restrictions. That's why so many of our programs offer the flexibility of hybrid schedules, small cohort sizes and multiple locations.
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Find Your Program
Browse the programs below to find the one that best suits your academic needs. If you need assistance at any time, please reach out to our advising staff.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling - MCoun
The OSU Ecampus Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree meets the educational requirements for licensure as a counselor in Oregon (LPC), Washington (LMHC), and in many U.S. states. Graduates are also eligible to become board certified counselors by the National Board of Certified Counselors. To determine whether this program meets licensure requirements in your state of residence, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s).
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School Counseling - MCoun
The hybrid online Counseling Master's program prepares students to work as school counselors in Oregon and beyond. As a CACREP accredited program, the OSU School Counseling master’s degree aims to prepare graduates to be leaders and advocates for change in their schools and communities. Students can work full-time during this part-time program. Face-to-face classes occur only twice each quarter on a Friday through Saturday in beautiful Corvallis, OR. Approximately 24 students are admitted each year into a cohort.
Math Education & Science Education - MS
In this online, hybrid program, you’ll draw upon current research to create innovative and inclusive science and math learning environments. Faculty in Oregon State’s College of Education will help you develop a broad range of instructional strategies so you can meet the needs of diverse learners at different levels of development. This is a hybrid program that blends predominantly asynchronous online coursework with limited face-to-face sessions.
Master's in Education in Adult & Higher Education
Oregon State University's Master of Education (Ed.M.) in Adult and Higher Education program is offered in partnership with OSU's award-winning Ecampus. This two-year master’s degree program is designed for you to directly apply your learning to your organization’s unique learning environment, meaning you can keep your job while pursuing this degree. You will gain applied skills and knowledge for designing, implementing and assessing educational programs in a variety of formats (in-person, online, hybrid). This degree can prepare you to deliver programming in front of an audience or behind-the-scenes as the content developer.
Master's of Arts in Teaching
Few professions have the potential to impact lives like teaching. Our nationally accredited, cohort-based teaching program offers Master of Arts in Teaching degrees in elementary and secondary education, as well as coursework to support continuing learning and accreditation. Teaching faculty focus on instructional strategies and methods, best practices, research-driven theory, and practical experiences to prepare teaching candidates for an Oregon Preliminary Teaching License.
Adult & Higher Education Ed.D.
The hybrid Ed.D. degree in Adult & Higher Education has a newly updated curriculum designed for students interested in advancing in leadership positions in higher education. The curriculum has been updated to better meet the current needs of leaders at technical colleges, community colleges, and 4-year colleges and universities.
Adult & Higher Education Ph.D.
The Ph.D. in Adult and Higher Education trains equity-minded researchers in the field of higher education. This full-time, traditional Ph.D. program is designed for students interested in pursuing research and policy positions in higher education. The Ph.D. allows students to work closely with a faculty advisor with similar, equity-driven research interests.
Counseling - Ph.D.
This hybrid program prepares students to work as advanced practitioners, counselor educators, and supervisors in clinical and academic settings. As a CACREP accredited program, graduates are prepared be to be leaders and advocates in the counseling field. The degree emphasizes student contributions to counselor education through research while understanding and addressing the needs of today's communities. Students can work full-time during the program in order to continue to provide meaningful professional counseling services to the communities in which they live and work. Face-to-face classes occur only twice each quarter.
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Education - Ph.D.
The Education Ph.D. program is a research-oriented degree located on the Corvallis campus. The program provides unique opportunities for students to develop their research skills alongside faculty whose areas of expertise align with students’ own research interests. The program is flexible, welcoming both full- and part-time students. Led by a small group of world-class faculty with a strong commitment to equity in education and expertise in cultural and social aspects of education across contexts, faculty draw from diverse theoretical perspectives and have a history of community engagement and policy work at the community, state, and national levels.
Single-Subject Graduate Degrees
Dual Language Specialization / ESOL Graduate Certificate
The ESOL and Dual Language Graduate Certificates help you learn more about effectively teaching multilingual students. The ESOL Graduate Certificate enables you add an ESOL endorsement to your Oregon teaching license, and the Dual Language Graduate Certificate enables you add a Dual Language specialization to your Oregon teaching license. Courses are fully online and include direct applications to your classroom.
Instructional Design Graduate Certificate
Earn your Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design online with Oregon State University in only one year. In this fully online program, you’ll gain an understanding of how adults learn and process information and the ability to identify their learning preferences.
Our department features a master's degree in Agricultural Education and a Ph.D. in Education, with a focus in Agricultural Education. Both degree programs are dedicated to advancing agricultural education. Click the button below to learn more about our master's degree and Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Education!
Master of Adapted Physical Education
Become a K-12 physical education and adapted physical education teacher. By completing this professional degree program, referred to as MAPE, you’ll also earn a recommendation for an Oregon K-12 preliminary teaching license in physical education and an endorsement in adapted physical education.
A few words about how important accreditation is. We have met or exceeded the standards for accreditation under both CAEP for teachers and CACREP for counseling. For more information about the standards, please visit the organization’s website.