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 and/or Cultural Foundations of Education
This is a specialization for a licensed k-12 educator wishing to do advanced studies in the cultural context of schooling.
- English for Speakers of Other Languages without endorsement
This is a specialization for a licensed k-12 educator interested in advanced coursework in language, bilingual learning, and education studies.
- Subject area methods concentration without an endorsement
This is a specialization for a licensed k-12 educator interested in master’s level coursework within their existing endorsement area.
- Teacher Inquiry This is a specialization for a licensed k-12 educator interested in research projects in the field of teacher knowledge.
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.
New in 2023: An online version of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement program for inservice teachers.
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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.