Graduate Teacher Education Program Secondary

Graduate Teacher Education Program

Secondary

GTEP Secondary Program of Study

Candidates have the option of applying to either the Elementary GTEP or to the Secondary GTEP. Candidates may also select from the full-time (one year) and part-time (two year) options.

The program consists of 45 credits of academic coursework along with 21 credits of work in schools while student teaching.

Be sure to review the estimated program costs for residents, including tuition, tests, and fees.

GTEP Secondary 1-Year Program

Course CR #
Summer
ITP 512 Learning and the Learner 3
ITP 514 Educating for Equity and Social Justice 3
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 2
ITP 515 Foundations of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practice 3
ITP 519 Inclusive Secondary Classrooms 3
ITP 516 OR 509 Engaging Young Adolescent Learners (Middle or High School Focus) 3
ITP 509 Initial Field Experience 1
Total credits 18
Fall
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 1
ITP 511 Classroom Management for Student Success 3
ITP 513 Technology as a Tool for Learning 3
ITP 520 Literacy in the Disciplines 3
ITP method course in your subject area 4
ITP 509 Initial Field Experience 2
Total credits 16
Winter
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 1
ITP 518 Assessment for Learning 2
ITP 529 Professional Seminar 1
ITP method course in your subject area 4
ITP 530/532 Student Teaching I 8
Total credits 16
Spring
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 1
ITP method course in your subject area 2
ITP 531/533 Student Teaching II 13
Total credits 16

 

GTEP Secondary 2-Year Program

Course CR #
Summer I
ITP 514 Educating for Equity and Social Justice 3
ITP 512 Learning and the Learner 3
Total credits 6
Fall I
ITP 517 Engaging Young Adolescent Learners (Middle/High School Focus) 3
ITP 511 Classroom Management for Success 3
Total credits 6
Winter I
ITP 513 Technology as a Tool for Learning 3
ITP 520 Literacies in the Disciplines 3
Total credits 6
Spring I
ITP 515 Foundations Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practice 3
ITP 519 Inclusive Secondary Classrooms 3
ITP 509 Initial Field Experience 1
Total credits 7
Summer II
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 4
ITP 509 Initial Field Experience 1
Total credits 3
Fall II
ITP method course in your subject area 4
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 1
ITP 509 Initial Field Experience 1
Total credits 6
Winter II
ITP method course in your subject area 4
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 1
ITP 529 Professional Seminar 1
ITP 518 Assessment for Learning 2
ITP 530/532 Student Teaching I 8
Total credits 16
Spring II
ITP method course in your subject area 1
ITP 551 Research and Classroom Inquiry 2
ITP 531/533 Student Teaching II 13
Total credits 16

 


GTEP Field Experience

An important part of learning to teach takes place in schools and classrooms throughout the Portland metropolitan area. Full-time GTEP teacher candidates are involved in field experiences throughout the K-12 public school year; part-time GTEP teacher candidates spend 60 hours in the field during Year One of the program, and then follow the Field Experience sequence below during Year Two.

During the GTEP program teacher candidates complete three field experiences:

  • Initial Field Experience: practicum (late Summer and Fall terms)
  • Student Teaching I: half-time student teaching (Winter term)
  • Student Teaching II: full-time student teaching (Spring term)
  • Field placements are identified and confirmed through the Field Placement Office in the College of Education. Detailed information about field placements are sent along with letters of Admission to the program.

Program completion

Once you’ve completed your program, you’ll need to apply for both your teaching license and degree (Masters of Education).