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)

Literacy Education/Reading Endorsement

The literacy education faculty have designed a program that works to develop classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and district reading personnel whose practice grows out of a solid grounding in literacy theory and research. This includes consideration of:

  • Best practices and national and literacy standards.
  • The variety of methodologies and resources available for creating classroom literacy environments.
  • Principles and practices of working with students needing extra help with literacy.
  • Authentic assessment practices.
  • Leadership in literacy program/curriculum development and implementation.

Completion of the following coursework, the PRAXIS Specialty Area Exam in Reading, and a 90 hour practicum are required for an Oregon reading endorsement. Courses numbered 808 and 810 are not allowed.


Core (16 credits)

CI 522Literacy Foundations


CI 528Literacy Assessment for Reading Specialists


CI 529School Reading Program Leadership


CI 536Language, Literacy, and Culture


In addition, one of the following is required for the core (chosen according to authorization level):

CI 574Assessing and Teaching Struggling Elementary Readers


CI 530Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers


Practicum (3 credits)

CI 509Practicum: Reading Endorsement


Electives (6 credits appropriate to authorization level chosen in consultation with advisor)


CI 572Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education


CI 547Advanced Elementary Literacy Methods


CI 533Computer Applications in Instruction


CI 520Linguistics for Teachers


CI 524Writing Workshop


CI 527Literature in Classrooms K-8


CI 531Facilitating Content Area Literacy Strategies


Lib 529Young Adult Literature


Note: No 400 or 800 level courses are accepted.

Total Credit Hours: 25