The Professional Music Teacher Education (PMTE) program at Oregon State University is a competitive, selective, and rigorous program of study designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in music or music education.  The program results in a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and an endorsement toward an Oregon Teaching License.  Candidates must also successfully complete and pass the edTPA portfolio assessment during the course of their student teaching internship, which is scored by external evaluators. 

More information on the process and requirements for applying for admission to the PMTE program can be found below. 

Begin by reading the PMTE Application Instructions.  This document contains links to all of the information and supporting evidence that you will need to submit as part of the application process, including information about applying to the OSU Graduate School, which is a separate process.  This documents also outlines the requirements for admission and provides a list of general procedures that comprise the admission process.

Additional forms that need to be submitted, as referred to in the instructions, can be downloaded from the links below.


Time Frames and Deadlines

January 10, 2021  -  PMTE Program Application Deadline

(Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now closed)

Click here for the OSU Graduate School Application Deadline 

(The official deadline for the graduate school is different, but we kindly request that you submit it at the same time as the PMTE application)

  • February  -  Interviews and Auditions at the OSU main campus
  • March  (early)  -  Notification of acceptance and scholarship offers
  • June (late)  -  Enrollment in summer term classes on campus begins

Questions about the PMTE program and admission process can be directed to:

Dr. Wesley Brewer (

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education