Teaching Graduate Major (MAT)
Also available at OSU-Cascades and via Ecampus.
Completion of the Teaching program results in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and recommendation for an Oregon teaching license in a particular subject area or in multiple subjects (elementary).
The Master of Arts in Teaching is an intensive professional degree program intended to prepare teachers for careers in public school education. Students who successfully complete the MAT can be recommended for the Oregon basic teaching license upon the positive evaluations of the university and public school supervisors.
The professional program in teacher education is full-time and one calendar year in length. Students will enroll with their subject area cohort group and complete the program in one year. Teacher licensure is offered in the following areas:
- Advanced Mathematics Education
- Agricultural Education
- Biology Education
- Chemistry Education
- Elementary Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Integrated Science Education
- Language Arts Education (English) — Cascades Campus only
- Music Education
- Physics Education
- Spanish Education
Major Code: 2100
The professional teacher education program begins with a 15-credit professional education core that is foundational to and a prerequisite for the 48-credit Master of Arts in Teaching degree. The 48-credit MAT includes a professional education concentration (3 credits), professional course work in the teaching specialty (18 to 21 credits), a public school professional internship (15 to 18 credits), and a minimum of 9 graduate credits in the subject matter specialization (mathematics, physics, literature, etc.). Because the professional teacher education program is a two-part program, including the professional core and the MAT, future students may plan their programs as either five-year (with a nine-month MAT) or as fifth year programs (with 12 months of graduate study including both the professional core and the MAT).
The MAT degree requires successful completion of a final oral examination.
This program requires a minimum of 45 credits which includes a course in foundations of ESOL instruction and at least 15 credits in internships and/or practicum that provide classroom observation and teaching practice. In addition, a minimum of 3 credits is required in each of the InTASC categories:
- The Learner and Learning,
- Instructional Practice,
- Professional Responsibility, and
- Content Specialty
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- Clinically Based Elementary (Only via Ecampus)
- Music (offered oncampus at OSU)
The graduate options below are only offered at OSU-Cascades:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Major Code: 2100