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Education Graduate Major (EDD, EDM, MS, PhD, MAIS)

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College of Education


Graduate Areas of Concentration

Community college leadership (EdD, PhD); elementary, middle, and secondary education (EdM)

The College of Education offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science in Education, and Master of Education degrees. The Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are also offered, with a major in education.



Master of Education (EdM) and Master of Science (MS)

The Master of Education (EdM) and the Master of Science (MS) are offered with majors in education. The EdM or the MS with a major in education serves individuals seeking an initial, continuing or standard teaching license. It is also available to anyone interested in a professional degree in education.

EdM Degree (Education Master's)

Applications are considered for acceptance every term. Requirements include:

Applicants must also submit official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a résumé, an essay on an educational topic, a statement regarding knowledge of and/or experience with diversity, and TOEFL and TWE scores (international students only).

The deadline for consideration is five weeks prior to the start of the term in which the applicant would like to begin the course of study

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)—NOT ACCEPTING STUDENTS 2013–2014

Immersion Program: This program is a one-year, full-time experience. Students are placed in culturally diverse schools in Salem and Portland. The program leads to initial elementary teaching licensure, an ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement and the master's degree.

Two-Year, Part-Time Program: This program is a part-time program. Students attend classes on campus approximately one weekend a month for two academic years. The program leads to initial elementary teaching licensure, an ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement and the master's degree.

Master's of Science in Counseling

See the information at Counseling Graduate Major.

Doctor of Education (EdD)

The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree with a major in education prepares professionals for administrative leadership roles in a variety of positions in community college, and/or other higher education settings. This is a part-time, cohort-based program.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program with Major in Education—NOT ACCEPTING STUDENTS into the Teacher Leadership Area of Concentration in 2013–2014

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program with a major in education prepares professional educators for research and teaching in related programs in higher education. This is a part-time, cohort-based program.

See the College of Education website for application information and dates at http://oregonstate.edu/education/.

Admission Requirements


EdM Degree (Education Master’s)

Applications are considered for acceptance every term. Requirements include:

Applicants must also submit official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a résumé, an essay on an educational topic, a statement regarding knowledge of and/or experience with diversity, and TOEFL and TWE scores (international students only).

The deadline for consideration is five weeks prior to the start of the term in which the applicant would like to begin the course of study.

EdD Degree

Applicants for the EdD degree must have earned a master’s degree or the equivalent, a 3.00 GPA, and 3 to 5 years of professional community college experience. Transcripts of previous college work; a résumé; three letters of recommendation; a statement of experiences, goals and philosophy; and a reflection paper on how the application materials submitted address the admission criteria are required for admission consideration. Final applicants are interviewed by the program admissions committee. Admission is selective and competitive. Refer to the program Web page for the specific application deadline for fall term.

The EdD degree requires a minimum of 108 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree. The residency requirement is met by enrolling in a minimum of 3 graduate credits each quarter until completion; enrolling for 9 graduate credits each of three summers; and enrolling at OSU for all 75 graduate credits in the program. The following credits must be completed:

Foundational Core (15)
Research Core (9)
Area of Specialization (48)
Internship (12)
Thesis (24)
Total=108

EdD students are admitted into a cohort and proceed through the program together. The program is designed to be completed within a four-year period.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree

Applicants must have an earned master’s degree or the equivalent, a 3.0 GPA, and two years of professional public school or community college and/or adult education experience or related educational experience. Transcripts of previous college work, a résumé, three letters of recommendation, a statement of experiences, goals and philosophy, and a reflection on how evidence submitted addresses the admission criteria are required for admission consideration. Final applicants are interviewed by the program admissions committee.

A master’s degree in education or related field, or equivalent to a master’s degree in postbaccalaureate course work is required. In addition, applicants to the PhD program must have significant experience in an education or education-related setting such as teaching, leadership administration, curriculum specialist, supervisor, or in a setting where the primary function is education. Knowledge of educational research methodology is highly desirable.

All Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students with a major in education must complete a minimum of 114 graduate credits, excluding credits in statistical analysis, beyond the baccalaureate degree. Minimum number of credits in each category:

Research Seminar (3)
Core Courses (9)
Subcore Seminar (9)
Area of Specialty (45–48)
Internship (3–6)
Research Methods (9)
Thesis (36)
Total=114–120

Admission to the PhD program is selective and competitive with only a limited number admitted each year. Refer to the program Web page for the specific application deadline for fall term.

 



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