As an incoming student in the College of Education at OSU who is enrolling in our Double Degree, MS in Science/Math Education or clinically based MAT teacher licensure program, we are reaching out to make sure you have access to all of the information needed to understand and plan for the costs associated with your degree and pathway to your teaching license.
In addition to OSU tuition and OSU student fees, teaching licensure programs have two other types of fees that are part of the cost of attendance – course fees and licensure fees.
The College of Education, for example, is responsible for compensating schools that provide student teaching opportunities.
We must also pay the salary and travel costs for your University Supervisor to complete required observations. In addition, the State of Oregon requires that all Education Preparation Programs (EPP) maintain accreditation for each degree pathway leading to a teaching license. Accreditation requires rigorous tracking, analysis, and reporting to ensure the quality of our program and our graduates. This requires faculty and staff, beyond those who teach courses in your program. This last year, the College of Education spent over $600,000 on licensure and accreditation expenses. Course-level fees collected will cover only about 20% of these total costs.
Second, students in our program are also responsible for various licensure fees.
We encourage you to review and apply for College of Education scholarships. These scholarships can help minimize your out-of-pocket costs during the final stages of your education. If you qualify for institutional financial aid, you are also encouraged to work with the Office of Financial Aid to validate that your financial aid award has taken into account all program costs. Please take a moment to review a summary of both course fees and licensure fees for your program.
If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to your program lead.