Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Education, including an initial Oregon Teaching License in four years. During the first three years, students complete required general education, teaching content courses, and pre-education courses. During their final year, they complete the Professional Licensure Program (visit our application page for requirements to be admitted into this program).


See sample 4 year plans

Early Childhood through Elementary School (age 3 – 8th grade)
Prepares you to teach all subjects (language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) for age 3 through grade 8.

Upper Elementary Through Middle School (3rd – 9th grade)
Prepares you to teach one of the following subjects in grades 3 through 9.

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Spanish

Middle Through High School (5th – 12th grade)
Prepares you to teach one of the following subjects in grades 5 through 12.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • German
  • Integrated Science
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • School Health Education
  • Social Science
  • Spanish
  • Physical Education (K-12)

Professional Licensure Program

  • Undergraduate students complete this program as the final year of their Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Post-baccalaureate students complete this program after meeting prerequisite courses.

The 38-43 credit hour Professional Licensure Program is a full-time format, taking three terms to complete. Students meet regularly on campus with their cohort group in addition to completing a full year of student teaching experience in local public schools. During the first term, candidates may take an additional course outside of the professional program. During the final two terms, the rigorous professional program requires full time involvement in teacher education.

Cohort groups begin fall and winter terms (with the exception of Early Childhood cohorts which begin summer and fall terms).  Students are encouraged to work closely with their pre-education advisor to diligently track their pre-education requirements and application deadlines for the Professional Licensure Program.