Oregon State University

Elementary Education-M.A.T. 2010-2011

Master of Arts in Teaching

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon

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Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
Literature (3 quarter hours required, 9 quarter hours recommended)

Any ENG course 4
English Composition (9 quarter hours required)

WR 121, 122 English Composition and an additional WR course

(WR 121, 122 & 123 if you took them for 3 cr. each)

Human Development/Psychology (3 quarter hours required. Human Development; language acquisition diversity) PSY 215 Human Development 4
Mathematics (9 quarter hours required; 12 quarter hours recommended; must include MTH 211 and 212 or equivalent)

MTH 211, 212, & 213 Foundations of Elementary Math I, II, & III

390 at OSU can replace MTH 213

Science (12 quarter hours required; must include lab science) Lab courses with the prefixes BI, CH, ESR, G, GS or PHY 12
Social Sciences (12 quarter hours required; must include US History or Western Civilization)

Any Social Science with the prefix of ATH, EC, GEO, HST, PS, PSY, SOC

Western Civilization or U.S. History courses must be included in the 12 credits

Health (Personal health; Dimensions of health; School health suggested) HPE 295 Health and Fitness For Life or HE 250 Personal Health 3
Infant/Child Development (For Early Childhood only) ECE 226 Child Development (for Early Childhood only) 3

Education: TCE 411 Educational Psychology, Learning and Development or  253 Learning Across the Lifespan

TCE 216 Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education in a Democracy

TCE 219 Multicultural Issues in Educational Settings or  TCE 522 Racial and Cultural Harmony in the K-12 Classroom
No PCC Equivalent Course -

Additional Recommended Courses:  The following recommendations can be met through coursework or through life/work experience

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
Experience working with children- 90 hours minimum in a public school grades K-8 ED 209 & 216 Practicum and Seminar 4
Music (Music appreciation; Function of Music in Culture; Music for Teachers strongly recommended) Recommended: MUS 105 Music Appreciation or MUS 108 Music Cultures of the World 3
Physical Education (Physical Activity for Children; Movement Concepts; Fitness; movement forms strongly recommended) Any PE Course 1
Speech/Communications (Public Speaking recommended) Recommended: SP 111 Fundamentals of Speech 4
Technology/Computer (Competence with PC or Macintosh; applications and implications of computers suggested) Recommended: CIS 120 Computer Concepts I or any CAS class 3 - 4
Foreign Language (Conversational capabilities in second language recommended) Any second language is highly recommended 4 - 24
Diversity coursework and or experience in diverse settings or evidence of work in the area of social justice (i.e., Peace Corps, community service, political activity) ATH 103, CHLA 202, SOC 213, SP 140 are some examples. Other courses may meet this requirement. 4


Admission Requirements, Early Childhood/Elementary Education Requirements for admission consideration to the program:

  • Completed Bachelor's degree.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter hours of graded undergraduate work and all work completed thereafter.
  • Competence in subject matter listed above.
  • Successful experience in working with school-age children or youth at the early childhood/elementary level (preferably in a public school) verified by a recommendation or evaluation.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in oral and written communication.
  • Sincere and appropriate desire to become a public school teacher and an understanding of the demands placed on a teacher.
  • Satisfactory answers to "good conduct" questions as required by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Students do not have to pass the required CBEST and ORELA tests before applying to the program. However, all students must pass the required tests prior to their winter student teaching experience.

The Immersion Program starts in late August and ends at the end of spring term. Students may finish their Masters Degree program in the following summer. The Two-Year Part-Time Program meets one weekend per month (Friday evening through Sunday) and starts every odd-numbered year during fall term. Students can complete their licensure at two levels of authorization and their ESOL endorsement through either program. Refer to the following website for course information: http://oregonstate.edu/education/programs/docs/FormB.doc


PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2010