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BTP Application and Admissions

Now accepting applications for fall 2017.

BTP Application

There are two different applications depending on your graduate or undergraduate status. If you have questions on which application to submit, please contact Lynda Pullen, lpullen@pdx.edu, prior to beginning your application.

Application deadlines: Monday April 17, 2017
Program starts: Monday, September 26, 2017

UNDERGRADUATE Applicants

Undergraduates must apply to both the BTP program and to PSU with separate applications.

Once your account is created, log in and click "Create a New Application," then select "BTP Elementary - Undergraduate ONLY" from the drop-down menu.

Select "Undergraduate Transfer Student"; declare Liberal Studies as your major; and select Fall 2017 as the term start.

Pre-Application Information:

  • Must have a minimum of 120 transferable credits.
  • Completion of prerequisites is required prior to program start: MTH 211, 212, 213; LIB 428
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended are required as part of the official application. Transcripts should be sent to the Portland State University Admission Office, PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751. Electronic official transcripts should be emailed from your university to admissions@pdx.edu
    • To complete your application, you are required to submit official transcripts from every institution of higher education that you have ever attended. This is true regardless of whether or not you earned a credential from that institution, or if those credits were transferred to another school. Please review the transcript requirements.
  • Transcripts are due by the application submission deadline. Applications without official transcripts submitted will be considered incomplete and may be disqualified from the review process or may not be reviewed in time for you to be admitted.
    Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Graduate School of Education Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records.
  • Identify three people to recommend you and ask for their email addresses; one must be from your principal or supervisor.
  • Ensure official transcripts listed above include any prerequisite courses taken
  • Ensure your résumé is up to date
  • Gather official test scores or plan to take the National Evaluation Series Elementary Education sub tests I and II.
    Note: If English is not your first language you may request extended time.

GRADUATE Applicants

We’ve simplified our process - by submitting a single application in our new 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 the name of your program in your CollegeNet application:

“Bilingual Teacher Pathway Program BTP - Elementary, MEd"

Pre-Application Information:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university by end of summer term, 2017
  • Completion of prerequisites is required prior to program start: MTH 211, 212, 213; LIB 428
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended are required as part of the official application. Transcripts should be sent to the Portland State University Graduate School of Education PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751. Electronic official transcripts should be emailed to graddocs@pdx.edu.
    • To complete your application to the Graduate School of Education (GSE), you are required to submit official transcripts from every institution of higher education that you have ever attended. This is true regardless of whether or not you earned a credential from that institution, or if those credits were transferred to another school. Please review the transcript requirements.
  • Transcripts are due by the application submission deadline. Applications without official transcripts submitted will be considered incomplete and may be disqualified from the review process or may not be reviewed in time for you to be admitted.
    Former PSU students do not need to submit transcripts that are already on file. Please use the PSU Graduate School of Education Transcript Request Form to notify the admissions team to pull your previous records.
  • Identify three people to recommend you and ask for their email addresses; one must be from your principal or supervisor.
  • Ensure official transcripts listed above include any prerequisite courses taken
  • Ensure your résumé is up to date
  • Gather official test scores or plan to take the National Evaluation Series Elementary Education sub tests I and II. Note: If English is not your first language you may request extended time.