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Admissions: Master of Education (Ed.M.) – Online

The Master of Education program in K-12 Education is currently on hold.
We are not accepting applications at this time.

For more information, contact:
Amy Hoffman, program coordinator
OSU College of Education

Admission requirements

Ideal applicants:

  • Licensed teachers or individuals who have completed a teacher preparation program
  • Informal educators working in a free-choice learning setting such as a museum, aquarium, or nature center

Minimum requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 
  • At  least one year of experience teaching in a classroom or in an informal learning setting
  • Must have access to a classroom or other educational setting to apply course work

The K-12 education courses are also available to teachers needing credits for licensure renewal even if you are not enrolled in the master's program. For more details, read our non-degree student admission information.

When to apply

 The Ed.M. program admits one cohort each year with classes beginning fall term.
Priority deadline – apply before April 1 to receive your admission decision notification by May 1.
Final deadline – apply by Aug. 1 to receive your admission decision notification by Aug 31.

How to apply

Apply to the OSU Graduate School
Apply as a degree-seeking student through the OSU Graduate School’s online application form. The application fee is $75 (nonrefundable).

In addition, submit the following materials:

  • Personal goal statement
  • Résumé/vita
  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Diversity statement
  • TOEFL score (international applicants only)

All application materials go to the graduate school.
For a complete description of admission requirements, download and print our application checklist.

Note: Although the Graduate School application is submitted online electronically – and all of the documentation (scores, transcripts, etc.) can be uploaded as attachments – some students may choose to mail their documentation.
(You DO NOT have to mail AND upload your documents.)

Accompanying materials can be mailed to:
OSU Graduate School
300 Kerr Administration Building
Corvallis, OR, 97331


For admissions questions, please contact:

Amy Hoffman, program coordinator
OSU College of Education

This is not a teacher licensure program

In compliance with an agreement with the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission for participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), Oregon State University provides information regarding professional licensure through distance education. The courses and programs, delivered online by OSU Ecampus, are not formally approved for professional licensure outside of the state of Oregon.

To determine whether these courses or programs meet licensure requirements in your state, you must contact the appropriate licensing board(s). Visit our license disclosure webpage for each state's contact information.


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