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BTP Application and Admissions

Prerequisites for Undergraduate and Graduate Applicants

Completion of prerequisites is strongly recommended prior to starting the program. Extended time may be added should you need to take some during the program.

  • Lib 428 - Children's Literature
  • Mth 211, 212, 213 - Foundations of Elementary Mathematics

BTP Graduate Admissions

Applications are now open! We’ve simplified our graduate application process - by submitting a single application in our new CollegeNet application system you will be considered for admission by your program as well as at Portland State University. This new web based application system will allow you to input your personal information, upload materials, and track your application status from any online location. Select the name of your program in your CollegeNet application: "Bilingual Teacher Pathway BTP - Elementary, MEd" for BTP - Elementary. The application deadline to begin fall 2016 is April 18, 2016.

See application requirements below for more information.

Pre-Application To Do Checklist:

  • Unofficial transcripts are required for all institutions attended as part of the application process. Please upload copies of your unofficial transcripts into the appropriate section of the online application. Please review what constitutes an unofficial transcript.
    Note: Once admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to enrollment.
    Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records. You will need to upload this completed form in lieu of uploading unofficial transcripts.
  • A copy of diploma in original language
  • Identify three  people who can provide positive letters of recommendation for you. (Official instructions about the letter of recommendation will be provided as part of the new application process).
  • Register for prerequisite classes
  • Register for the National Evaluation Series Elementary Education Subtests I and II
  • Explore our scholarships
  • Apply for Financial Aid via the FAFSA
  • Make an appointment with Lynda Pullen for more information, lpullen@pdx.edu

BTP Undergraduate Admissions

Step 1: PSU Undergraduate Application

When you go to the PSU application site (linked above) and create an application, you're going to want to select the following when it asks you for these specific entries:

  • Student type: Transfer
  • Major: Liberal Studies

Step 2: BTP Undergraduate Application

Use the above link to access Tk20 and create a free application account, then log in to your account.

Click the “Create a New Application” button, then select and complete the BTP Elementary Undergraduate Program application.

Fully complete all pages of the online application. You can save and return to your application before it is completed if necessary, however you must click the "Submit Application Now" button when it is complete.

Pre-Application To Do Checklist:

  • Unofficial transcripts are required for all institutions attended as part of the application process. Please upload copies of your unofficial transcripts into the appropriate section of the online application. Please review what constitutes an unofficial transcript.
  • Note: Once admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to enrollment.
  • Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records. You will need to upload this completed form in lieu of uploading unofficial transcripts.
  • Identify three  people who can provide positive letters of recommendation for you.  (Official instructions about the letter of recommendation will be provided as part of the new application process).
  • Register for prerequisite classes
  • Register for the National Evaluation Series Elementary Education Subtests I and II
  • Explore our scholarships
  • Apply for Financial Aid via the FAFSA
  • Make an appointment with Lynda Pullen for more information, lpullen@pdx.edu