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At a Glance: Graduate Teacher Education Program

Become a well-prepared K-12 educator

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Are you ready for a highly challenging and rewarding career? If your passion lies in shaping young lives and developing future leaders, join the prestigious community of PSU Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP) graduates.

PSU's extensive GTEP program offers flexibility. Our part-time (two years) and full-time (11 months) teaching license programs allow you to decide on a pace that's just right for your schedule.

Within our GTEP programs there are many opportunities to tailor your studies to your interests by adding subject area endorsements and expanding the grade levels you will be licensed to teach. Take your GTEP coursework a step further and earn your master's degree with just a few extra credits.

Our experienced faculty—all former classroom teachers—will help you discover the most effective ways to engage children and adolescents in the subjects you love.

Whether you are laying the foundation for your first career or making a mid-career change, you will discover a close-knit community of educators who mentor and support each GTEP cohort.

Through scholarships and financial aid, the PSU Graduate School of Education is committed to making our programs affordable for all students.

Professional standards
PSU's Graduate Teacher Education Program is widely recognized. It is accredited by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) and nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

When you complete our program you will be prepared to make a difference in a child and in a community. Start your teaching career in the PSU Graduate School of Education today.

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Program benefits

As a member of this program, you will:

  • Learn effective practices for teaching in a self-contained K-6 classroom or in your chosen subject area in middle or high school
  • Enjoy the benefits of learning with colleagues in a cohort group
  • Have opportunities to learn from and with experienced faculty

Upon completion, you will be prepared for licensure in one or more of the four levels authorized by TSPC: early childhood (age 3 - grade 4), elementary (grades 3-8), middle level (grades 5-9), and high school (grades 7-12).

Who is this for?

The program is for college graduates interested in teaching in K-12 public schools.

Program format

  • Face-to-face cohort groups
  • 56-65 credits
  • On-campus instruction
  • Choose a full- or part-time format

Get started

If you think that GTEP is the program for you, begin with the following:

  1. Attend a GTEP information session
  2. Spend some time in schools or informal educational settings
  3. Meet with a content area adviser to review your transcript and determine a subject area
  4. For prerequisites and testing information, please visit the program website.


Curriculum and Instruction Department
1-800-547-8887 ext 54756
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Application deadlines:

  • First review: February 2, 2015
  • Second review: March 2, 2015 (if space permits)
  • Third review: April 2, 2015 (if space permits)
  • Fourth review: May 1, 2015 (if space permits)

Program starts June 25, 2015

On-campus cohorts
Full-time and part-time 


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