Master of Education (Ed.M.) – Online

Apply by Nov. 23 for winter 2016. Classes start Jan. 4.

Oregon State University provides a rigorous master's in K-12 education that is delivered entirely online for your convenience and accessibility. This is an advanced program for teachers who want to further their studies.

If you're a K-12 teacher with at least one year of experience and access to a classroom, our advanced program is the next step toward becoming a "master" educator.

Agents of change

Ken Winograd | OSU Ed.M. K-12 Education Program

Professor Ken Winograd, Ph.D., developed Oregon State's Social Justice in Education course which examines social, environmental and ecological justice in educational settings. Read more>>

Ken Winograd wanted to change the world. He saw teaching as a way to make the world a better place, a more just place. Read more>>

Designed for working teachers

Our K-12 education program offers you a rigorous academic experience, while providing the flexibility to blend online course work with your professional and personal life.

This is a 45-credit master's program. Most students enroll in one course every term during the regular academic year, and two to three courses in the summer. This makes it possible to complete the program in two to three years.

Your classroom is your lab

Today's K-12 classrooms present many complex challenges. This program provides you with the knowledge and skills to deliver research-based instruction to meet the needs of all students.

You will use your classroom to apply instructional strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners. This practical application increases your ability to make informed, rational decisions when confronted with the multitude of teaching situations.

Benefits of the OSU Ed.M. online program

  • Start any term.
  • Advance at your own pace. You are not tied to a cohort.
  • Complete the program in two to seven years. Average completion is 2.5 years.
  • Transfer in up to 15 graduate credits (if meet requirements).
  • Network with K-12 teachers throughout Oregon, the U.S. and world.
  • Learn with committed faculty who have many years of classroom experience.
  • Incorporates the professional standards of excellence outlined by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and in Oregon by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).
  • Oregon State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Learn more

Find out more about this K-12 education program faculty and curriculum, or contact Ecampus for more information.

Request information

or 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.

Alabama residents notice

State authorization to provide a program related to the preparation of teachers or other P-12 school/system personnel does not indicate eligibility for an Alabama teaching certificate. Applicants for an Alabama certificate based on reciprocity must meet Alabama's test requirements and submit a valid, renewable professional educator certificate/license issued by another state at the degree and grade level, and in the teaching field or area of instructional support for which an Alabama certificate is sought, and for which Alabama issues a certificate. In addition, administration area certificate applicants in Alabama must document at least three years of full-time employment as an administrator in a P-12 school system(s). For the latest information on certification in the state of Alabama, please visit the Alabama Department of Education.