Credits required
51 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 51 quarter credits are equal to 34 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in either Portland or Beaverton, Oregon. View the curriculum.
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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Background check

Note: International students are not eligible for participation in this program.
Due to the program’s hybrid format, international students are unable to obtain an appropriate educational visa.

When to apply

We admit one cohort per year for each location.

Apply by Feb. 1.

The next cohort begins summer term.
If you are accepted, you may have to take up to three prerequisite courses.

How to apply

  1. Contact Justin Roach, program coordinator, to discuss interest in this program.

Important – if applying to the Portland Dual Language Teaching Fellows program
To ensure you are fluent in both English and Spanish or Chinese, you must apply to Portland Public Schools and be accepted prior to applying to Oregon State.

  1. Apply to the OSU Graduate School as a degree-seeking student for the  Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree with an option in Clinically Based Elementary. The application fee is $75 (nonrefundable). Watch this video to learn how to navigate the Graduate School online application.
    For both the MAT and Post-Bacc, you can apply for a fee deferral. Contact Justin Roach with questions.

    Application materials you will need:
    • Personal contact and emergency contact information
    • Residency information
    • Release authorization
    • Prior college experience (you must list all schools)
    • Transcripts from all schools: send directly to the grad school (note: you will need official transcripts for the postbacc application)
    • Three letters of reference (your references will be contacted by the Graduate School and asked to independently upload their letters)
    • Resume/vita

  2. Submit a one-page, single-spaced essay describing why you are pursuing a career in education. Please address your experience working with children, including examples of your ability to connect with youth, preferably in an educational setting.

  3. Submit a two-page, single-spaced essay describing how you meet each of the following personality traits:
    • Collaborative: strong ability to work effectively with people
    • Flexible: ability to adjust to changing environments
    • Persistent and resilient: evidence of ability to manage the rigors of simultaneous coursework and clinical practice in classrooms, along with the ability to balance a spectrum of demanding activities
    • Compassionate: ability to connect with students and colleagues with eagerness and openness, assuming positive intent
    • Lifelong and reflective learner: evidence of commitment to lifelong and reflective learning to benefit students and advance the teaching profession
    • Culturally responsive: evidence of ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  1. Interview with OSU faculty and Beaverton School District partners.

  2. If you are accepted, apply for a postbaccalaureate program through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and upload your official transcripts.


For admissions questions, please contact:
Justin Roach, program lead 
OSU College of Education

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

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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