T&D Admissions

Training and Development

Admissions

Before applying to our program you must:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the highest degree earned

Applicants are responsible for ensuring all application materials are received by the department by the appropriate deadline. Faculty will review applications only after all application materials have been received. A timely admission decision cannot be guaranteed for incomplete applications. However, since the program reviews applications continuously, students should apply as soon as possible even if they missed the original deadline.

After the application review is complete, departmental decisions will be emailed to the student and are subject to final approval by the university Office of Admissions.  Only after you are officially admitted you will be able to register for courses. The whole admission process may take a minimum of up to 4 weeks to complete. Please plan accordingly.

Admissions

First, check the application deadline for your program. To apply, create an account or sign into the Portland State University Admissions Application system. When prompted for the program, select "College of Education" as the College, and then "Educational Leadership and Policy: Training and Development, Certificate" as your program of study. Be sure to indicate the term you intend to take a course as your admission term.

If you are currently officially admitted to one of the ELP Master’s programs (PACE, LSE, Master’s plus IAL, or CAL) and registered for classes, complete one GO-19 form from the Graduate School for each certificate you wish to earn and return them to the ELP Department office in FAB 240.

If you are not currently admitted to any ELP Master’s or Doctoral degree program*, complete the rest of the following steps:

  • Program-specific application
  • 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:
    • The Graduate School
      Portland State University
      PO Box 751
      Portland, OR 97207 - 0751
      Electronic official transcripts should be sent to graddocs@pdx.edu
  • Personal statement (writing prompt provided within application)
  • Résumé

To validate your admission you must take a course during the term in which you have requested to be admitted. Should you not take a course in that term, your application will be cancelled and you will need to reapply.

Questions about the application process?

If you have questions about the application process, contact askcoe@pdx.edu.
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Equal opportunity

PSU supports equal opportunity in admissions, education, and use of facilities by prohibiting discrimination in those areas based on age, color, disability, gender, marital status, national origin, religion and sexual orientation. This policy implements state and federal law (including Title IX), and inquiries about it should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office, 122 Cramer Hall. A major goal of this department is to provide a diverse pool of qualified applicants for educational leadership and administrative positions in Oregon. African, Asian, Native Americans, Hispanics, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.