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

Dual Elementary Education Special Ed Licensure

Secondary Dual Educator Program (SDEP)

International Teacher Education Program

Bilingual Teacher Pathway (BTP) Program

Initial K-12 Teaching License in Library Media


ESOL/Bilingual endorsement

Library Media 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

Continuing Education Graduate School of Education (CE/ED)

International Teacher Education Program

The Graduate School 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 7 credits of coursework taken at PSU. For admissions procedures, testing requirements, and an appointment with program faculty, please call the GSE receptionist at 503-725-4619.