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.) – Online/Portland Hybrid

Portland Public Schools partnership

Known as “Dual Language Fellows,” the program provides you the opportunity to learn from OSU faculty along with mentorship provided by an experienced Portland Public Schools (PPS) bilingual master teacher.

Learn while working in a classroom

You are not required to live in Portland. However, you will need to commute there twice weekly during the first year and every day during the second year to work in a PPS classroom. Oregon State coursework continues during the second year but with fewer courses required. In-person classes are held at the new OSU Portland Center at Pioneer Square.

Dual language immersion

Brenda Contreras

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PPS serves more than 49,000 students in 78 schools. The district is dedicated to eliminating systemic racism and its impact on student learning by preparing bilingual teachers to teach in its dual language immersion programs.

If you are fluent in Spanish or Chinese and looking to impact the needs of historically underserved students, this program provides you the opportunity to make a difference in a dual language classroom.

Earn while you learn

You have the opportunity to earn income and benefits as a dual language fellow.

Approximately two-thirds of our fellows take on a full-time teaching position, which includes benefits, in their first year. You also have the option to work as a substitute teacher and earn the regular daily sub rate. If you sub for more than 70 days in your first year, you will be eligible for medical benefits in your second year.


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