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

Orientation and Mobility Single Track Certificate

The Orientation and Mobility (O&M) Certificate provides learners with the knowledge and skill competencies recognized by the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP) and the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AERBVI) to promote the safe and efficient travel skills of individuals who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind. O&M Specialists provide individualized assessment, and instruction to individuals with visual impairment based upon an individual’s needs, strengths, preferences and goals within settings that are important to the individual with visual impairment. The O&M Single Track certificate at PSU is a non-licensure program of study for those who are not working as teachers of the visually impaired but who wish to provide O&M services in rehabilitation, community, or other educational settings. 


The following course is recommended but not required. It may be taken as an elective for a Master's degree.

SpEd 576Visually Impaired Learner with Additional Disabilities



SpEd 540Foundations of Education for the Visually Impaired Learner


SpEd 541Implications of Vision Problems of Children/Youth


SpEd 545Introduction to Orientation and Mobility and Independent Living Skills


SpEd 549Orientation and Mobility Methods


SpEd 550Orientation and Mobility Assessment and Instruction - Children


SpEd 551Orientation and Mobility Assessment and Instruction - Adults


SpEd 552Orientation and Mobility Advanced Techniques


12 credits of SpEd 554 Orientation and Mobility Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 34

All students complete 12 credits of Orientation and Mobility (O&M) practicum which is equal to 400 hours of clinical O&M experience that align with ACVREP requirements. O&M practicum credits are variable and may be taken in 3-12 credit increments across multiple terms depending upon the practicum placement hours and the availability of a supervising Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS). The O&M Program Coordinator works with students to arrange practicum placements based on geography, student interests, and availability of clinical partners within educational, rehabilitation and community settings. Student are eligible to sit for the national certifying exam for Orientation and Mobility Specialists upon the completion of coursework and the submission of the appropriate documentation to ACVREP.