Curriculum: Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

52-credit teaching licensure program

Earn your teaching license while working side by side with experienced teachers in this engaging full-time master’s degree program that puts your foot in the classroom from day one.

With curriculum designed to prepare you to effectively manage a classroom upon completion, you will gain hands-on experience while earning a degree from top-ranked Oregon State University. The 52-credit, full-time licensure program features culturally literate education, teaching for social justice and science and math topics.

As a student in the M.A.T. program, you will take an average of two courses and one practicum per 10-week term. In the fully online courses, you will participate in discussion forums to exchange questions and answers with your cohort of peers. During the online hybrid courses, you will engage in face-to-face instruction with OSU and Beaverton School District faculty.

  • Fully online courses (16 credits)
  • Hybrid courses (18 credits)
  • Practicum and internship courses (18 credits)

This program requires a minimum of 600 practicum and internship hours for licensure, the completion of a graduate project, passing a master’s degree final exam and the completion of 52 credits with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Pre-application requirements (9 undergraduate credits):
There are three classes required prior to admission into the program. These do not count toward the 52-credit program requirements. If you have already taken these or similar courses, please contact Matt Nyman to investigate a course waiver.

Purpose, Structure & Function of Education in Democracy (3)
Civil Rights & Multicultural issues (3)
Learning across the lifespan (3)

Professional Core (3 credits)
Foundations of ESOL Education (3)

Internship & Practicum (18 credits)
Practicum (1, 1, 1)
Practicum: Formative edTPA (1)
Practicum: edTPA Preparation (2)
Internship: Student Teaching (12)

The Learner and Learning (7 credits)
Classroom Management and Discipline K-12 (3)
Students with Special Needs (2)
K-5 STEM Integration in Diverse Classroom (2)

Instructional Practice (9 credits)
Assessment for Learning (3)
Social Justice in Education (3)    
Technology for Educators (3)

Professional Responsibility (3 credits)
Teacher as a Reflective Practitioner (3) (project)

Content Specialty (12 credits)
(Includes 2 credits of practicum hours for TSPC for total 20)
Strategies for Developing Literacy (3)
Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3)
Inquiry in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (3)
Strategies for Integrating Humanities (3)

Total Credits = 52


Matt Nyman, M.A.T. program coordinator and instructor
OSU College of Education



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