Endorsements
  • Reading: This certificate is designed for licensed teachers who wish to add a reading specialist endorsement to their existing license.  The program focuses on enhancing and broadening reading specific knowledge, instructional practices and strategies, and other related responsibilities in the classroom.
  • ESOL Endorsements: This endorsement is an add-on endorsement to an Oregon teaching license and can be completed in three ways: by itself, or in conjunction with an undergraduate program or graduate program.
Specializations
  • Dual-Language Specialization: Our Certificate / Specialization pathway is designed to help teachers and other educational professionals develop expertise in dual-language/bilingual instruction. Upon completion, you’ll be better prepared to effectively develop your students’ competencies in bilingualism, biliteracy and multiculturalism.
  • Elementary Mathematics Specialist: Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders will know and deeply understand the mathematics of elementary school, how mathematics concepts and skills develop through middle school, will have foundation in pedagogical content knowledge and will be prepared to take on collegial non-evaluative leadership roles within their schools and districts. These math specialists will have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth. Our program meets the content requirements for the TSPC Specialization: Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL) for Oregon for instructors teaching elementary math.
Certificates
  • Dual-Language Certificate: Our Certificate / Specialization pathway is designed to help teachers and other educational professionals develop expertise in dual-language/bilingual instruction. Upon completion, you’ll be better prepared to effectively develop your students’ competencies in bilingualism, biliteracy and multiculturalism.
  • Instructional Design Certificate: The instructional design certification program is appropriate for individuals who work, or plan to work, in adult learning environments, corporate training, informal education, K12 school systems, or any field where teaching and learning are integral to the mission. It provides graduate students from diverse backgrounds advanced skills in the planning and creation of learning experiences using technology in the classroom, online, and in informal environments.
  • Early Childhood Education Certificate: This certificate is an option for students in the teacher licensing program. It’s designed to prepare students who plan to work primarily with young children to effectively respond to the unique learning needs of diverse young children and their families.