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Designed for:

The online teaching certificate degree at WOU is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in a subject area and wish to pursue licensure in teaching. The program culminates in a master’s degree and initial licensure at the middle/high school level only. The objective of the program is to provide in-depth preparation in the theory of pedagogy of teaching. Students complete student teaching and a final Action Research Project. This program is also offered as a campus-based masters of teaching.

To start, you need:

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 6-7 terms depending on your start term
    • Winter term start: six-term cohort
      • Attends winter, spring, summer, fall, winter, and spring
    • Fall term start: seven-term cohort
      • Attends fall, winter, spring, summer, fall, winter, and spring
  • 56 credits
  • An Action Research Project

Begin your online Master of Arts in Teaching program:

Online/hybrid: Winter and Fall terms

Where you will take classes:

  • Online/distance summer, fall, winter, and spring
  • Hybrid

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Webcam
  • Video conferencing capability (e.g. Skype)
  • Printer (optional)

Where the MAT online degree can take you:

  • Middle/high school teaching licensure

What you will learn:

University courses are closely linked to classroom experience so teacher candidates can explore theories and practices learned in their studies. Cohorts allow candidates to work together to complete the online masters in education program. Teaching proficiencies that define what teachers should know and be able to do upon completion of the program are threaded through each course. Assessment of the proficiencies occurs through classroom activities, course assignments, teaching evaluations, and production of an edTPA. (Program overview and FAQs)

Learning outcomes:

  1. Plan instruction that supports student progress in learning and is appropriate for the development level of students.
  2. Establish a classroom climate conducive to learning.
  3. Engage students in planned learning activities through the edTPA.


If you haven’t found the information you need or are still not sure where to direct your question, contact Dr. Melanie Landon-Hays- College of Education, MAT Graduate Programs Coordinator, or 503-838-9223. If you have any questions, please contact us! If you are having difficulty deciding who to contact, please check out our Organizational Chart.