Added Elementary - Admissions


Applications are now open! We’ve simplified our process - by submitting a single application in our College Net 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 "Added Elementary Licensure" for Added Elementary Endorsement in your CollegeNet application.

    See application requirements below for more information.

    To be considered for participation, candidates must:

    • Have a complete BA or BS degree from an accredited institution 
    • GPA: 3.0 cumulative undergraduate, 3.0 on all upper-division courses, or 3.0 cumulative graduate courses (a minimum of 12 credits) 
    • Hold a current, non-provisional Oregon teaching license* 

    *If you hold a provisional license, contact Lynda Pullen at to discuss whether this program is appropriate for your needs

    Prior to program completion and licensure recommendation, a passing score from the NES Elementary Education Subtests I & II is required 

    Pre-Application To Do Checklist:

    • Unofficial transcripts are accepted by the College of Education for the program application. You must submit transcripts for all institutions previously attended, regardless of whether you earned a degree or not. If admitted, you must send official transcripts to the Graduate School in order to register for classes.
      Acceptable unofficial transcripts are:
      • Web-based transcripts downloaded from an institution: institution and student name must be visible on transcripts
      • Photocopies of official transcripts: these must include the front and back of all pages, including transcript key
      Previous applicants:
      • If you’ve previously submitted official transcripts to PSU, you are still required to upload unofficial transcripts to complete your application.
      After you are admitted, you must submit official transcripts to:
      Graduate Admissions
      Portland State University
      PO Box 751
      Portland, OR 97207 - 0751
      Electronic official transcripts should be sent to
    • Write your personal statement 
    • Prepare your resume (reflect your volunteer or work experience within the related field)
    • Identify two people to complete a recommendation for your application. Send a letter from your principal or district supervisor acknowledging practicum responsibilities to Mark Wallace at (Official instructions about the letter of recommendation will be provided as part of the new application process).  
    • Explore our scholarships
    • Apply for Financial Aid via the FAFSA

    University requirement that students at least register and pay for credit for the term that they were admitted.

    Application deadline

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