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



The ReadOregon program is a PSU-based, fully online program that serves the entire state of Oregon, and offers:

  • Reading Specialist Endorsement Program—graduate-level, online, 24-credit reading specialist endorsement program.
  • Literacy Education Course of Study—graduate-level, online, 12-credit literacy education certificate of completion for general classroom teachers.

The goal of both options is to help pre-service and in-service teachers become stronger teachers of literacy and to help teachers develop skills in literacy leadership. ReadOregon courses were designed to be used toward a reading specialist endorsement, a concentration in a master’s degree program, and/or a component of professional development in the area of literacy.

For more information about Portland State University’s ReadOregon courses and admission, visit