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.

The Master of Science (MS) in Education with options in Math or Science Education prepares candidates to be secondary science and mathematics teachers who are skilled professionals drawing upon current educational research to create innovative and inclusive science and math learning environments. Candidates work within a cohort of peers in science and mathematics education and 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. Candidates work with community partners in public school settings during every term of the program. As part of the program, candidates complete a masters project that integrates research, theory and practice.

The Master of Science 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, 20 credits of practicum/internship, and 17 credits from a content specialty option.


At the end of the program candidates will have:

  1.  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. These include:
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Integrated Science

Candidates 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 a special Laurels scholarship for tuition waivers for qualified students in the MS in Education program.

For more information, contact Student Services at or 541-737-4661, or stop in at 104 Furman Hall.