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Graduate Teacher Education Program (GTEP)

The goal of the GTEP program is to prepare outstanding teachers who are strong in subject matter, expert in instructional decision-making and practices, and committed to educational excellence in the service of fair and humane schools and society.

The Graduate Teacher Education Program can be completed with either a one-year or a two-year schedule. Both programs start once a year in mid-summer and culminate in an Oregon Preliminary Teaching License as well as a master’s degree in education. Students in the program will prepare for either an elementary or secondary track and will be organized into cohorts with a dedicated faculty advisor.

Elementary teacher candidates specialize in multiple subjects.

Secondary teacher candidates specialize in one (or possibly two) subject areas:

Art
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
French
German
Health
Integrated Science
Japanese
Language Arts
Math - Basic
Math - Advanced
Music
Physical Education
Physics
Russian
Social Studies
Spanish

Please use the following link to access information pertinent to specific subject area endorsement: Prerequisite courses recommended and approved for your subject area.

Program Format Options

One-year program
The one-year program begins and ends in mid-June. Courses are held in the day and  late afternoons, and it is not recommended that students have employment commitments during the program. Field experiences in the schools typically coincide with the public school calendar year. Responsibilities in the school setting increase and coursework decreases as you continue in the program.

Two-year program
The two-year program begins and ends in mid-June. Field experiences in the schools typically coincide with the public school calendar year. During the first year of the program, teacher candidates spend 60 hours in the field. Responsibilities in the school setting during the second year increase and coursework decreases as you continue in the program. Courses are offered evenings and weekends during the first six terms; spring and winter terms of the second year are devoted to student teaching.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
ESOL endorsement coursework is aligned with the two-year program schedule and teacher candidates may elect to complete the majority of the endorsement program alongside their GTEP coursework with one additional evening class per term. Students will not be able to earn the ESOL endorsement for their license until after finishing GTEP and earning their preliminary license. This typically occurs once the student has completed the GTEP program and is teaching in their own classroom.

Get Started

The first step in deciding whether this program is for you is to attend a GTEP information session that will explain the admissions process as well as the different options available. Be sure to visit the GSE Advising Schedule for advising dates and times.

Program starts June 2018

Additional financial information