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)



The READOregon program is a collaborative of three universities in Oregon—Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, and Southern Oregon University.

The READOregon program consists of two collaborative distance education programs available to teachers statewide:

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

The goal of both programs is to improve the reading abilities of students in Oregon’s schools. READOregon modules and 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, please visit our Web site at