As you know, the need for school systems to close in response to Coronavirus has caused rapid changes as teachers, students and families all adjust to remote learning. Faculty in the OSU College of Education are moving forward with robust programs for preparing teachers regardless of the modality of teaching offered, both at OSU and in the public schools. This spring term our Teacher Candidates moved smoothly into remote teaching and learning, working virtually with their cooperating teachers in the schools and with their professors and peers at OSU. 

The College of Education is prepared to help you become a teacher next year, working in all modes of delivery that are available to us, and in coordination with guidance from state education and public health leaders.  Please contact an advisor to see how you can apply and join us next year as a Teacher Candidate.

Accepted applicants: contact Sara Wright at
Potential applicants: contact Carol McKiel at

Right now OSU employees are working remotely. Please email us rather than calling until further notice.

MS change in format

The Master of Science (MS) in Education with options in Math or Science Education is shifting to a hybrid format through OSU Ecampus beginning in summer 2021. Classes will be delivered predominantly online to provide you with the flexibility of taking classes when and from where you want while maintaining the faculty support that has always been provided in the traditional MS program. One or two of your classes in fall and winter terms will include two full-day in-person Saturday meetings in Corvallis. These in-person days can be joined remotely instead if needed.

As a student in the hybrid program, you will be able to set up a student teaching placement anywhere in Oregon. In addition, the MS faculty welcome any full-time K-12 employees who have a BS in a science or mathematics field and who want to teach science and/or math in middle or high school. School employees will often be able to keep their full-time jobs while going through the MS program. For more information about this new delivery mode for a proven teacher licensure program, please contact Dr. Carol McKiel at

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The Master of Science (MS) in Education with options in Math Education or Science Education will prepare you to be a secondary mathematics or science teacher who is skilled at drawing upon current educational research to create innovative and inclusive learning environments. You will work within a cohort of peers in science and mathematics education as you are taught by faculty who specialize in and conduct educational research in science, mathematics and equity.  

The program is comprised of a series of courses that emphasize research-based instruction, educational equity, innovation and community partnerships. You will work with community partners in public school settings during every term of the program. As part of the program, you will complete a master’s project that integrates research, theory and practice.

The MS in Education program recognizes a responsibility to society to contribute to its social and economic well-being. Diversity is a key to the success of our program.

The program consists of 55 graduate-level credits including 18 credits of core courses in education, 20 credits of practicum/internship in schools, and 17 credits from a content specialty option. The MS program has two completion timelines. Students can take the coursework over one year by starting in the summer and completing the following spring. The second option allows students to complete the program over two years.


Upon successful completion of the program you will receive:

  1. A Master of Science in Education degree in one option: Science Education or Mathematics Education
  2. A K-12 Oregon Teaching License with an endorsement to teach at the middle and high school levels.
  3. One or more subject matter endorsements for your teaching license. These include:
    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Integrated Science

You can also earn an ESOL endorsement and/or Dual Language Specialization during the program. These include additional coursework and field experiences beyond the program’s required number of credits.



Apply for College of Education scholarships.

The MS program offers several scholarships to reduce tuition for qualified students.

For more information, contact