The COE is working closely with TSPC and edTPA to accommodate licensure candidates in light of school closures. Please contact your cohort leader or advisor for more information.

The Office of Licensure in the College of Education (COE) is responsible for processing licensure recommendations for COE program completers of our nationally and regionally accredited programs. Educators seeking licensure are recommended to Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, and to all other states.

Visit the Licensure Instructions page for instructions on the licensure process. A new FAQ page provides answers to commonly asked questions. The Tests page will provide current information on all required tests. A complete list of state teacher certification offices for all 50 states is available for licensure candidates seeking a license outside of Oregon.

For COE licensure advising, please contact:

Lisa Todd
Licensure Programs Administrator
Phone 503-725-4758

Mailing address

Licensure Office
College of Education
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207

Street address

College of Education
1900 SW 4th Ave., Ste 200
Portland, OR 97201

The following programs at Portland State University meet the Oregon State educational requirements for licensure or certification in Oregon.

Because licensure requirements vary from state to state, Portland State University is unable to determine if the academic training meets requirements for states other than Oregon. Program participants who are interested in working professionally outside of Oregon should visit the state licensing web page for the specific state in which they hope to practice.