General Education Licensure

Programs in the College of Education offer the following teaching licenses and endorsements:

Early childhood, elementary, middle-level, and high school teaching licenses and master's degree  (GTEP)

ESOL/Bilingual endorsement  (endorsement only)  

Reading endorsement (endorsement only) for teachers who want to add an Oregon Reading Endorsement to their teaching license

Added Elementary Endorsement for teachers with secondary level teaching licenses or specially licensed teachers in the elementary setting (Special Ed., Music, PE)

Inclusive Elementary Educator License and Master's Degree (IEEP - Combined elementary classroom and special educator license)

Secondary Dual Educator License and Master's Degree (SDEP - Combined secondary subject and special educator license)

International Teacher Education Program (ITEP)  Oregon Teacher Licensure for Individuals with Teaching Licenses from Other Countries

Bilingual Teacher Pathways Program (BTP) classroom teaching license, ESL endorsement, and master's degree for individuals who are bilingual/bicultural


Portland State University also offers undergraduate programs that prepare future teachers for our graduate licensure programs. For more information about undergraduate programs, visit Pre-Professional Programs