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Doctorate (EdD) Programs

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D) degree is granted in recognition of mastery of theory, practice, and research in education. The  GSE offers specializations in K-12 Administration, Postsecondary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, and Special Education. This program has been approved by Portland State University and the Oregon University System.  The courses taken and the degree will appear on your PSU transcript. This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Program Description
Educational Leadership Doctorate Degree
Includes specializations in curriculum and instruction; educational administration; postsecondary education; and special education.

Master's (MA/MS) Programs

The University offers programs leading to the Master of Arts and the Master of Science. These programs are designed to develop a mastery of subject matter in a chosen discipline and to provide training and experience in research. These programs have been approved by Portland State University and the Oregon University System.  The courses taken and the degree will appear on your PSU transcript. These programs are eligible for federal financial aid.

Program Description
Counselor Education Master's Degree
Includes specializations in clinical mental health counseling; school counseling; clinical rehabilitation counseling; and marital, couple and family counseling.
Curriculum and Instruction Master's Degree A non-license master’s degree for current teachers or professionals in related fields who are interested in a master’s in education. Can specialize in early childhood education.
Early Intervention Special Education License
A fully online program that prepares professionals to provide services to infants, toddlers, and young children with special needs, and their families. 
Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) Prepares classroom teachers and specialists for initial license in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and high school in a four-quarter format. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Masters in Early Childhood Education: Inclusive Education and Curriculum & Instruction This unique interdisciplinary and online master's in Early Childhood Education* combines the strength and expertise of two departments, and allows you to specialize in three crucial areas.
Inclusive Elementary Educator License and Master's Degree Prepares classroom teachers for initial license and a master’s degree in early childhood and/or elementary and special education.
Library Media Master's Degree Provides advanced coursework to work in school and/or public libraries. Includes the 29-credit endorsement program with an additional 16 credits of advanced coursework.
School Counseling Initial License and Master's Degree
Prepares teachers to serve as school counselors in private or public schools at levels K-12 by receiving their initial counseling license and a master’s degree. Two tracks: for teachers with or without two years of teaching experience.
Secondary Dual Educator Program (SDEP) License, Endorsement, and Master's Degree
Prepares classroom teachers for license endorsements in special education and a content area (e.g., English, biology, business, social studies, math, art, music) at the middle/secondary grade level. Program includes a master's in education.
Special Education Master's Degree Designed for those who have an interest in a master's degree but do not want to seek a special education license.

Graduate Certificate Programs

A graduate certificate program is a linked series of approved graduate-level courses which constitute a coherent body of study with a specific defined focus within a discipline. It is designed for postbaccalaureate participants. Each graduate certificate program is approved by Portland State University and the Oregon University System. The courses completed and the graduate certificate will appear on your PSU transcript. These programs are eligible for federal financial aid.

Program Description
Addictions Counseling Graduate Certificate Provides a broad overview of addictions counseling, concepts of treatment, and clinical skills. Can also be taken as a noncredit certificate of completion. Courses qualify for CADC certification.
Children's and Young Adult Literature Graduate Certificate Provides comprehensive training for people who want to broaden their understanding of contemporary literature for children and young adults.
Infant/Toddler Mental Health Graduate Certificate Designed for professionals who are working with families who have children from the prenatal period to 36 months of age. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Marital, Couple and Family Counseling Graduate Certificate Prepares mental health professionals to provide couple and family counseling. Courses can lead to state licensure.
Service-Learning in Higher Education Graduate Certificate Provides sound philosophical, theoretical, and experiential preparation in service-learning and community engagement for those who teach, coordinate, and/or research learning through community involvement with college students.
Student Affairs in Higher Education Graduate Certificate Provides professional development for individuals in student affairs and student services positions in community colleges and four-year institutions.
Teaching Adult Learners Graduate Certificate Focuses on the teaching and motivation of adult learners, adult development, how adults learn, and the most effective strategies to ensure learning.

License Programs

The act or an instance of recommending for a license, usually to practice a profession (e.g., ,  education, counseling) is based on satisfactory completion of a specified set of course and field work. In Oregon, Teacher Standards and Practices issues licenses to educators. Licensure programs have been approved by the Graduate School of Education and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission or other licensing body (e.g., Board of Licensed Professional Counselors). The courses you complete will appear on your PSU transcript. Only initial licensure programs are eligible for federal financial aid unless they are taken as part of a degree.

Program Description
Bilingual Teacher Pathway (BTP) Prepares bilingual/bicultural instructional assistants for initial teacher license along with an ESL/Bilingual Endorsement. Graduate and undergraduate options. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Continuing Administrator License (CAL) A post-master’s continuing license program for school administrators.
Early Intervention Special Education License
Prepares professionals to provide services to infants, toddlers, and young children with special needs, and their families. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP)
Prepares classroom teachers and specialists for initial license in early childhood, elementary, middle level, and high school in a four-quarter format. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Inclusive Elementary Educator License and Master's Degree Prepares classroom teachers for initial license and a master’s degree in early childhood and/or elementary and special education.
Initial Administrator License (IAL) An innovative three-term program for prospective school administrators. This is the prerequisite for the Continuing Administrator License (CAL) program. Can combine with a master’s degree.
International Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Provides a pathway toward Oregon initial teaching licensure for candidates who received their bachelor’s degree and teaching license from another country. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Library Media Initial K-12 License This license enables a person to be a K-12 library media specialist but not a classroom teacher. Can combine with a master’s degree.
School Counseling Initial License and Master's Degree
Prepares teachers to serve as school counselors in private or public schools at levels K-12 by receiving their initial counseling license and a master’s degree. Two tracks: for teachers with or without two years of teaching experience.
Secondary Dual Educator Program (SDEP) License, Endorsement, and Master's Degree
Prepares classroom teachers for license endorsements in special education and a content area (e.g., English, biology, business, social studies, math, art, music) at the middle/secondary grade level. Program includes a master's in education.
Special Educator License: Elementary or Secondary Coursework and school-based experiences prepare special educators to work with children with disabilities. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Visually Impaired Learner Initial License This distance learning program is recommended for those who want to teach students from birth to age 21 who are blind or visually impaired. Students earn an initial license or endorsement. Can combine with a master’s degree in special education.

Endorsement Programs

The endorsement consists of credit coursework taken in specific subject matter (e.g., chemistry, English) or specialty education field (e.g., reading, special education) in which the individual is licensed to teach. An endorsement can also be added to an existing teaching license. These programs have been approved by the Graduate School of Education and Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. The courses you complete will appear on your PSU transcript. These programs are not eligible for federal financial aid unless they are taken as part of initial licensure or a degree.

Program Description
Added Elementary Authorization Designed for licensed specialty or secondary teachers (with a basic standard license) who want an elementary endorsement. Can combine with a master’s degree.
AddSped Endorsement in Special Education For licensed K-12 teachers who wish to add a special education endorsement. Can combine with a master’s degree.
ESOL/Bilingual Endorsement Prepares licensed K-12 teachers to work more effectively with their linguistically and culturally diverse students. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Library Media Endorsement Prepares licensed educators to become school-based educational media specialists. Can combine with a master’s degree.
Reading Programs Face-to-face classes that prepare teachers to effectively teach reading and writing. Can combine with a master’s degree.
ReadOregon Online Reading Endorsement Fully online OUS program for reading endorsement. Mix and match classes from five Oregon University System institutions. Can combine with a master’s degree.

Certificate of Completion Programs

Credit

Certificates of Completion are awarded to all credit students who successfully complete a series of linked courses with a defined focus. The certificate distributed upon completion of the identified courses reflects the total number of credits earned (graduate or undergraduate). These certificates of completion have been approved by the appropriate department(s). The individual courses will appear on your PSU transcript. The title of the certificate of completion will not. This series of courses is not eligible for federal financial aid unless taken as part of a degree program.

Program Description
Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Certificate of Completion Offers teachers, specialists, counselors, and professionals advanced curriculum and tools to help students with Asperger's and high functioning autism lead highly productive lives.
Autism Certificate of Completion Designed to teach teachers how to use a comprehensive set of evidence-based instructional strategies and a curriculum that improves the learning outcomes of children with disorders on the autism spectrum.
Deepening Mathematical Understanding Certificate of Completion Provides easy-to-apply, insightful lessons to help mid-level students gain capacity and enthusiasm for mathematics.
E-Learning Development Certificate of Completion Designed for pre-kindergarten through higher education teachers, instructors, instructional designers/technologists, and administrators who want to design, manage, and teach online.
Early Childhood Education Certificate of Completion Offers in-depth research-based knowledge of important areas of preschool curriculum to early childhood professionals working with children 0-5 years of age in a variety of settings. Can be combined with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
Instructional Technology Certificate of Completion Designed for teachers, school librarians, administrators, and other education professionals who want to explore the uses of new technologies in the classroom, to expand their knowledge of technology and to develop strategies for integrating them into successful teaching and learning activities.
Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate of Completion Prepares professionals to continuously critique, extend, and amplify the knowledge base of IPNB (an interdisciplinary perspective of neuroscience, psychology, complexity theory, and relationship studies).
Multicultural Special Education Certificate of Completion Prepares educators to address the instructional, language and literacy needs of the growing population of emergent bilingual students (formerly known as English Learners) with and without disabilities.
Teaching Adult Learners Graduate Certificate Focuses on the teaching and motivation of adult learners, adult development, how adults learn, and the most effective strategies to ensure learning.
Training and Development Certificate of Completion For prospective and practicing instructors of adults who know their subject and want to teach more effectively. Specialize in training, training management, intercultural training, or Web-based training.

 

Noncredit

Certificates of Completion are awarded to all noncredit students who successfully complete a series of focused workshops. The certificate reflects the total contact hours earned in continuing education units. These certificates of completion have been approved by the appropriate department(s). These workshops will appear on your noncredit transcript. This series of workshops is not eligible for federal financial aid.

Program Description
Interpersonal Neurobiology Certificate of Completion Prepares professionals to continuously critique, extend, and amplify the knowledge base of IPNB (an interdisciplinary perspective of neuroscience, psychology, complexity theory, and relationship studies).
Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families Certificate of Completion Series of advanced courses for mental health professionals in the specialized theories and practices for treating adopted children and their families.
Trauma-Informed Services Certificate of Completion Teaches specialized skills for working with people and organizations affected by trauma.

Other Offerings 

Program Description
Behavioral Healthcare Series Expands expertise and training in delivering high-quality behavioral health care services in the fields of mental health and substance abuse.
Clinical Supervision Series Prepares mental health and clinical social work professionals who will be supervising new therapists and social workers for the challenges and demands of the profession.
COSA Leadership Academy Provides university credits for Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) conferences.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Series Teaches techniques and strategies to build a positive climate for students and staff to reduce challenging behavior.
School Counseling Series Provides training on issues inherent to social and emotional guidance for children, youth, and families in the school setting.