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Oregon State University
Elementary Education
Degree: Master of Education or Master of Arts in Teaching

Required Courses

University RequirementRCC EquivalencyCredits
Mathematics-must include MTH 211 and 212 MTH 211, 212, & 213 Fundamentals of Elementary Math I, II, III 15 
English Composition-9 quarter hours required WR 121, 122, composition I and II plus one additional writing or speech class 12 
Physical Science (with lab)- 12 quarter hours required Choose a lab science from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, General Science or Physics 12-15 
Literature (3 quarter hours required, 9 quarter hours recommended) Choose any Literature course 
Human Development/Psychology (3 quarter hours required. Human Development; language acquisition; diversity) PSY 215 Life Span Human Development 
Social Sciences (12 quarter hours required; must include US History or Western Civilization) HST 104, 105, 201, 202
Choose 3 classes 
12 

Recommended Courses

University RequirementRCC EquivalentCredits
Foreign Language (Conversational capabilities in second language is recommended Choose foreign language 4-24 
Technology/Computer (Comptetence with PC or Macintosh; applications and implications of computers suggested) CS 120 or any computer class that the student feels would help with computer literacy. 
Mathematics Additional 100-level MTH course 4-5 
Art (introduction to visual arts; Art for teachers is strongly recommended; art history suggested) ART 204, 205 or 206 History of Western Art I, II, III. 
Health (Personal health; Dimensions of health; School health suggested) HPE 295 Health and Fitness for Life. 
Music (Music appreciation; Function of Music in Culture; Music for Teachers strongly recommended) MUS 105 Music Appreciation 
Physical Education (Physical Activity for Children; Movement concepts; Fitness; movement forms strongly recommended PE courses 
Speech/Communications (Public speaking recommended) SP 111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 

Notes:
1. The Elementary Education Program at OSU is graduate level only. A bachelor's degree is required for application to this program.

2. Elementary Education majors normally select their bachelor's degree major from the College of Liberal Arts. Early Childhood Education majors should earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with the ECE option. If you have already earned a bachelor's degree in another major, please contact OSU's School of Education at (541) 737-4661 for advising.

Additional Requirements:
1. Students who are not completing the AAOT will be required to meet OSUís Baccalaureate Core requirements. Please refer to the Baccalaureate Equivalency link below for these requirements.

2. In addition to the Baccalaureate Core requirements, students must meet the requirements for the BA/BS degree. Requirements for the BA degree differ significantly from those for a BS degree in the same department. Many departments offer only one or the other of the two baccalaureate degrees. Check departmental curricula for detailed information. The BA degree requires foreign language proficiency equivalent to that attained at the end of the second year course in the language.

3. For transfer admission, OSU requires completion of 36 transfer credits with a minimum 2.25 GPA and completion of Wr 121 and Math 111.

NOTE: University requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with RCC advisors or counselors and their transfer institution to ensure the accuracy of their academic plan.

Web Sites:
College Website
Major Website
General Education Website
Transfer Equivalency Website

Updated 3/27/12