Master of Education Program

Offered at the Eugene and Forest Grove campuses, the Master of Education Program is for candidates, typically licensed teachers, who desire to deepen their expertise. Candidates can specialize in one of the following: Reading Specialist, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Talented and Gifted, Technology, Cultural Competency, or Special Education. In addition, candidates can earn an Oregon Continuing Teaching License as part of the degree.

The Master of Education degree program consists of two core areas, the Foundation Core and the Specialization Core, and electives comprising a total of 30 semester credits. All candidates complete the courses in the Foundation Core.

The required courses for each of the Specialization Core areas are listed in the Endorsement and Certificate Program sections. In some cases, candidates have an opportunity to add some electives into their Specialization Core area.


Section The Foundation Core Credit Hrs
EDUC-670 Introduction to Professional Inquiry
EDUC-671 The Scholarship of Teaching
EDUC-674 Planning the Inquiry Project
EDUC-675 Completing the Inquiry Project
One Technology Course: EDUC-682 Technology Enhanced Learning Environments (2cr) recommended. An alternative course will be accepted upon approval of the program advisor.
Note: Any candidate not adding an endorsement or authorization as part of a MEd program will need to take at least one class related to curriculum/curriculum development and one class dealing with differentiation as electives. Listed below are suggested courses:
Elective Courses
EDUC-611 Meeting the Needs of All Learners
EDUC-616 School and Community Leadership
EDUC-660 Advanced Teaching and Learning
EDUC-625 Portfolio Development (for Continuing Teaching License only)
EDUC-686 Portfolio Presentation (for Continuing Teaching License only)
Total credits required for MEd

Admissions Information

Application Requirements
Testing Information
Graduate Online Application

More Information

Endorsement Programs
Certificate Programs
Program Handbook – information subject to change


Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Phone: 503-352-1435

Contact Person (Forest Grove): Anita Zijdemans-Boudreau, Advanced Programs Coordinator
Phone: 541-352-1456

Contact Person (Eugene): Shelley Smolnisky, Associate Dean, Eugene Campus
Phone: 541-485-6812