Curriculum and Teacher Education Program

University of Oregon College of Education UOTeach and CTED students and faculty

About the Curriculum and Teacher Education Program

The curriculum and teacher education (CTED) program is for individuals who currently hold an Oregon teaching license, and wish to add to their knowledge by adding a master’s degree or licensure endorsement. The master of science degree program is designed to cover the foundations of the field of educational scholarship, while simultaneously providing considerable flexibility for students to pursue studies in their individual areas of interest. 

The program of study requires four courses in a designated area of specialization. Specialization areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Sociological foundations of education
  • Cultural foundations of education
  • Teacher inquiry
  • Educational research methods
  • Curriculum studies
  • English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL), endorsement program
  • Pedagogy in the various single subject matter areas, endorsement
  • Elementary education, endorsement program
  • Educational assessment
  • Educational technology

What can I do with this degree? 

The curriculum and teacher education program offers the following options for Oregon licensed teachers: 

Master of Science (MS) and Master of Science (MS) + Endorsement(s) for Oregon Licensure

Stand-alone Endorsement(s) for Oregon Licensure

Endorsement programs are available to educators who hold a preliminary or professional Oregon teaching license. Out-of-state educators need to apply for an Oregon teaching license prior to acceptance into an endorsement program.

Stand-alone Endorsement Programs


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Commitment to Inclusion and Social Change

Students in the curriculum and teacher education program are committed to social change. As a critical thinker, well-informed about pedagogical practice, you will garner the knowledge and skills necessary for providing education to all students in economically, racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse and underserved communities.