An education major at Oregon State University enables you to become a proactive educator. The education program has several degree types and options.

Master of Science (M.S.)

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Education hybrid degree program prepares candidates to be secondary science and mathematics teachers. This hybrid program blends asynchronous online coursework with face-to-face classes. The in-person class meetings — taken in fall and winter terms — provide an opportunity to travel to Oregon State's Corvallis campus two Saturdays per quarter. Candidates work within a cohort of peers in science and mathematics education and are taught by faculty who specialize in and conduct educational research in science, mathematics, and equity. Upon completion of the program, candidates will have:

  1. A Master of Science in Education degree in one option: Science Education or Mathematics Education.
  2. A K-12 Oregon Teaching License with an endorsement to teach at the middle and high school levels.
  3. One or more subject matter endorsements for your teaching license. These include: Advanced Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Integrated Science

You can also earn an ESOL endorsement and/or Dual Language Specialization during the program. These include additional coursework and field experiences beyond the program’s required number of credits.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

This is a research-oriented degree intended for doctoral candidates interested in becoming educational researchers and assume professional positions in a variety of settings, including colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Candidates select from three Ph.D. options. All options are offered on-campus in Corvallis:

  1. Agricultural Education
  2. Language Equity and Educational Policy (LEEP)
  3. Science/Mathematics Education

Visit the OSU Catalog for more information about the Ph.D. and the three options, and the minor in education.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term

Varies per concentration

Required Tests

none

Contact Department

English Language Requirements ?
  • TOEFL iBT: 80
  • TOEFL Paper: 575
  • IELTS: 6.50

Additional Requirements
  • Additional supplemental information is requested.

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.


Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for Masters applicants
May 15
Admissions Deadline for Doctoral applicants Ph.D. Science/Math and LEEP
December 01

for priority, final January 2

Admissions Deadline Agricultural Education

Rolling deadline


Options ?

  • Mathematics Education (M.S. and Ph.D.)
  • Science Education (M.S. and Ph.D.)
  • Language, Equity, and Educational Policy (LEEP) (Ph.D.)
  • Agricultural Education (for Ph.D.)

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a primary, secondary, or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Contact
Carol McKiel
M.S. Advisor
College of Education