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)

Visually Impaired Learner Initial License or Endorsement Program

The Visually Impaired Learner Program provides an initial license or endorsement to work with students who have blindness or visual impairments.  With an authorization of birth-21, students will achieve the competencies to deliver services in both public school and specialized school settings.  The primary focus of the program is prepare candidates to teach needed skills that are associated with blindness and to adapt and modify general education curriculum to insure accessibility for students.

For current prerequisites, please see:



SpEd 509STE I Visually Impaired


SpEd 509STE II Visually Impaired


SpEd 510 Legal and Ethical Foundations


SpEd 520Collaboration I: Families and Community - EL and EI/SE


SpEd 521Behavior Management in the Classroom


SpEd 525Student Teaching


SpEd 540Education of the Visually Impaired Learner


SpEd 541Implications of Vision Problems of Children/Youth


SpEd 542Assessment of the Visually Impaired


SpEd 543Reading and Literacy - Visually Impaired Learners


SpEd 544Methods of Teaching Academics: Visually Impaired Learner


SpEd 545Orientation and Mobility/Life Skills


SpEd 546Braille I


SpEd 547Braille II


SpEd 575Braille III/Technology for the Visually Impaired


SpEd 576Visually Impaired Learner with Additional Disabilities


Total Credit Hours: 56

Adding a VIL endorsement to a non-provisional teaching license may vary by state and type of current license held but is approximately 42-50 credits.