In Oregon, a system of multiple measures is used to determine the status of program completers, who can then be recommended to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TPSC) for licensure. One component of this system requires the educator to pass a basic skills test, subject matter tests, and a civil rights knowledge test. For information on Oregon testing requirements please refer to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission website.

Because passing tests is required for program completion in Oregon, the state pass rate is 100%. Those who do not pass the required tests are not considered program completers and are not eligible for licensure recommendation.

Graduate Teacher Education Program

Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization

Mathematics Instructional Leader - Grades 6-12 Specialization

Inclusive Elementary Educator Program (IEEP)

Secondary Dual Educator Program (SDEP)

Orientation and Mobility Stand Alone

Orientation and Mobility Add On

International Teacher Education Program

Bilingual Teacher Pathway (BTP) Program


ESOL/Bilingual endorsement

Educational Administration

Literacy Education/Reading Endorsement

School Counseling Licensing

Special Education Licensure Programs

Special Educator Initial License Program

Added Special Educator Endorsement (AddSPED)

Visually Impaired Learner Initial License or Endorsement Program

Early Intervention Special Education Initial License or Endorsement Program

International Teacher Education Program

The College of Education offers an International Teacher Education Program for students who hold teaching licenses in other countries and who are seeking Oregon teaching licenses. It is designed to meet the Initial Teaching Licensure requirements set forth by Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. Through an individualized planned program, students fulfill all of the requirements stated above for the Graduate Teacher Education Program through either equivalency, substitution, or current coursework/classroom experiences. A 6-credit student teaching experience is required, along with a minimum of 17 credits of coursework taken at PSU. Candidates will need to pass a state required performance assessment. For admissions procedures, testing requirements, and an appointment with program faculty, please call the COE at 503-725-4619.