GTEP Admission


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 the name of your program in your CollegeNet application:

  • "Graduate Teacher Education Program GTEP - Elementary, MEd" for GTEP - Elementary
  • "Graduate Teacher Education Program GTEP - Secondary, MEd" GTEP - Secondary

Program starts June 24, 2019.
The application for 2019 is currently closed. The application for 2020 will open late September. Find your application deadline.

Pre-Application 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 School
    Portland State University
    PO Box 751
    Portland, OR 97207 - 0751
    Electronic official transcripts should be sent to
  • Get experience working with children and/or youth
  • Write your statement of purpose
  • Identify three people to recommend you and ask for their email addresses
  • Ensure official transcripts listed above include any prerequisite courses taken
  • Ensure your résumé is up to date
  • Secondary applicants: meet with a content advisor for a transcript review and Departmental Recommendation Form
    • You will be required to upload the Recommendation Form as part of your application.
  • Gather test scores or plan to take all necessary tests (see Prerequisite Tests)

Questions about the application process?