We work hard to prepare teacher leaders who will have a lasting impact on the learning and lives of youth.
Why earn a graduate degree in curriculum and teaching?
UOTeach is a one-year program designed to produce highly qualified teachers with advanced instructional and classroom community expertise. Our program is geared toward ensuring teachers have the skills and confidence for today's classroom. Teacher candidates are trained to assess student needs, tap into student's learning and creativity potential, and focus on how to develop informed critical thinkers.
To develop these skills, our students spend 34 weeks in supervised field experience working with faculty, career teaching professionals, mentors, and peers.
UOTeach is committed to supporting culturally sustaining and equitable teaching practices and has an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) licensure endorsement embedded into the program of study.
Completion of the program leads to an Oregon teaching license and a master of education degree in curriculum and teaching.
Why UOTeach for your master's in education?
UOTeach prepares teacher candidates with:
- Excellence in subject matter teaching methods
- An integrated approach to equity and sociocultural issues in education
- Expertise in addressing the social and educational barriers of diverse communities and English for speakers of other languages
Completion of the program encompasses all TSPC (Elementary 584-420-0345) and ESOL (standard 584-420-0360) licensure requirements.
We offer two curriculum and teaching master’s options:
- UO Teach Curriculum and Teaching MEd program is for people pursuing their initial teacher licensure and a master’s degree. UOTeach is ideal for candidates who aspire to pursue either elementary, middle, or high school careers.
The UOTeach Middle and High School program prepares teacher candidates in the following endorsement areas:
- English Language Arts
- Mathematics (Advanced or Foundational Middle School)
- Science Education (biology, chemistry, physics, or general science)
- World Languages (French, German, Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish)
- Social Sciences (social studies)
Embedded in the study plan for all UOTeach students is the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) licensure endorsement.
UOTeach partners with the Sapsik'ʷałá Education Program to help prepare students with the knowledge and skills to serve American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) in ways that promote indigenous self-determination through education.
- Curriculum and Teacher Education (CTED) is for licensed teachers who are pursuing an educational master’s degree. This program is ideal for candidates looking to advance their curriculum development and teaching methodology.
The UOTeach Curriculum and Teaching Program leads to:
- Master of Education (MEd) + Teaching License (Elementary—Multiple Subjects)
- Master of Education (MEd) + Teaching License (Secondary/Mid-High—Single Subjects)
- Sapsik'ʷałá Grant Program + Master of Education (MEd)
UOTeach Student Experience
UOTeach is a four-term, full-time cohort-based program, although students may opt to attend part-time, extending the program to two years.
The program starts mid-June preparing students for 9 months of supported field experience in neighborhood public schools.
Students develop close relationships with peers, faculty, and district teachers through exploring collaborative approaches to teaching and learning that serve all learners.
Coursework is sequential and corresponds to endorsement area study plans and field placement learning gains.
All aspects of the master’s and the Oregon teacher licensure requirements are embedded in the program, including career planning workshops and seminars.
Commitment to Inclusion and Social Change
Students and faculty in UOTeach are committed to advancing equity and social justice in education.
UOTeach faculty research and outreach support radical openness in the K–12 experience. Our programs aim to help students gain insight into societal challenges, conflicts, and shifts.
Over the year, students join the debate around social justice issues on equity, gender identity, race, and sexual orientation and how they affect students and learning in education.
We uphold these values, actions, and commit to strengthen our efforts to provide educational experiences that help eliminate fear and hate as well as promote our development as citizens who value and advance a democratic, just society and pursue the common good.
Our collaborations help produce on- and off- campus outreach programs including TEACH-IN, TeachOUT, and Teach in Oregon.