Credits required
47-53 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 47-53 quarter credits are equal to 31.33-35.33 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$571 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in Corvallis, Oregon. View the curriculum.
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Master of Science in Education

Earn a STEM education master’s degree online

A teacher’s influence never stops, and you can make your mark on future generations by becoming a licensed science or mathematics teacher. To get there, become a student in Oregon State University’s M.S. in Education hybrid degree program and fill a nationwide need for skilled professionals in the classroom.

Studying alongside a cohort of peers, you’ll draw upon current educational research to create innovative and inclusive science and math learning environments. Faculty in Oregon State’s College of Education will help you develop a broad range of instructional strategies so you can meet the needs of a diverse collection of learners at different levels of development.

When you graduate, you will receive an Oregon teaching license and support to add a license from your home state if you live outside of Oregon. 

A one-of-a-kind program in Oregon

Asynchronous classes + synchronous meetings

This is a hybrid program that blends asynchronous online coursework with face-to-face classes. The in-person class meetings — taken in fall and winter terms — provide an opportunity to travel to Oregon State's Corvallis campus two Saturdays per quarter. Or you can join remotely via Zoom.

Oregon State offers the only M.S. in Education program in the state, which exemplifies our leadership in educating STEM professionals in Oregon and beyond. This program places additional emphasis on enhancing future teachers’ STEM content expertise as part of their licensure program.

And while program graduates earn a K-12 Oregon Teaching License, the state of Oregon has reciprocity with many other states. This program will benefit existing and aspiring educators who live throughout the U.S.

Choose a pathway of one or two years

The program’s cohort-based model spans four terms, beginning in summer. Select between the full-time, one-year cohort or the part-time, two-year cohort. The two-year cohort features the program’s core courses in year one and the specialized courses and internships in year two. See the curriculum page for more coursework details.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same diploma as on-campus students.

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