Added Elementary Program

The Added Elementary Program is an innovative part-time program beginning each summer and ending the following spring. The program is designed for licensed specialty or secondary teachers who are looking to retool in order to fill multiple professional roles or change their positions. Completion of the Added Elementary Endorsement program will prepare program completers for recommendation to TSPC for an Elementary – Multiple Subjects Endorsement.

Four-term cohort format
 - Network more effectively by participating with colleagues throughout the entire curriculum as a cohort.

Practical, mentored experience -  Supervised field experiences are completed within the age and grade ranges specified for the desired authorization level(s).

Expanded skills -  Program completers will earn an authorization in Elementary – Multiple Subjects. 

General information

The four-term Added Elementary Program allows a teacher with a current non-provisional Oregon teaching license to add an Elementary – Multiple Subjects Endorsement to their license.

Potential candidates for the Added Elementary Endorsement

  • K-12 licensed specialists
  • Licensed middle or high school teachers who wish to teach in an elementary school
  • Licensed special education teachers who wish to teach in a K-8 self-contained classroom

The Added Elementary program at Portland State University meets the Oregon State educational requirements for licensure or certification in Oregon.

Because licensure requirements vary from state to state, Portland State University is unable to determine if the academic training meets requirements for states other than Oregon. Program participants who are interested in working professionally outside of Oregon should visit the state licensing web page for the specific state in which they hope to practice.

For more information about the program and the admissions process, please contact an admissions advisor at 503-725-4619.

Additional financial information