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Master of Science in Education
Those who dare to teach must never cease to learn
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  3. Courses
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Designed for:

Individuals who wish to meet the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) requirements for Continuing Teaching License or those that desire to pursue further education in the area of education.

To start, you need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Background in Education

Get the details on admission requirements, processes, and timelines

Finishing will take:

  • 2 years
  • 45 credits
  • A master's thesis, professional project, or comprehensive exams

Begin your Master of Science in Education program:

Next term

Where you will take classes:

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

Technology you will need:

  • Computer
  • Internet connection
  • Webcam

Licensing required:

Most applicants are licensed teachers, however licensure is not required.

Where this degree can take you:

  • Teaching K-12
  • Academic Leadership
  • Preparation for doctoral programs

What you will learn:

The Master of Science in Education (MS in Ed) degree provides a critical, advanced, and intellectually rigorous curriculum in which practicing teachers can advance their knowledge of the teaching/learning process, demonstrate an exemplary level of competence in all aspects of teaching, increase their knowledge of content information and materials, and show their commitment to professional excellence and leadership. This masters in education responds to the well documented need to develop a cadre of professional educators who demonstrate advanced knowledge in standards-based education and who are capable of assisting others to reach the professional level of teaching. Responsibilities of master teachers go beyond the typical classroom as they are called upon to design and implement new programs and work in collaborative settings.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Advance knowledge of the teaching/learning process and demonstrate an exemplary level of competence in all aspects of teaching.
  2. Increase knowledge of content information and materials.
  3. Show commitment to professional leadership.

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