Credits required
52 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 52 quarter credits are equal to 34.67 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 This program is not fully online. It includes on-site participation in Beaverton or Portland, Oregon. View the curriculum.
Start term

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


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.

52-credit teaching licensure program

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
Foundations of ESOL Education (3)

Internship & Practicum
Practicum (3)
Practicum: Formative edTPA (1)
Practicum: edTPA Preparation (2)
Internship: Student Teaching (12)

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

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

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

Content Specialty
(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


Justin Roach, M.A.T. program lead
OSU College of Education


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

Related stories

Opportunities in action

By Cody Bowie July 26, 2018 If you ask Brenda Contreras what her time at Oregon State has provided her, she’ll answer in one word: opportunities. Opportunities such as scholarships, a chance to teach near her hometown and experience in a dual-language classroom. The...

Breaking the mold

What if part of your teacher education included an intensive, 2-year residency inside a public school where you co-taught with – and were mentored by – a seasoned teacher from day one? (Think medical school residencies, but in schools instead of hospitals.) A newly-launched, graduate program is...

Oregon State, Beaverton School District to deliver new hybrid teacher licensure program

The Master of Arts in Teaching with an option in Clinically Based Elementary program is a two-year, full-time master’s degree program that immerses students in the classroom from day one, where they will co-teach and work side by side with experienced Beaverton School District...