(teacher licensure program)

The teacher licensure program prepares students to teach in PK-12 public schools throughout Oregon.

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 the program admittance page for requirements to be admitted into this program).


See sample 4 year plans for all concentrations

Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher Preparation
Prepares you to teach all subjects (language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies) in elementary schools.

Elementary/Middle Teacher Preparation
Prepares you to teach all subjects in elementary schools, plus one of the following subjects in middle schools.

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

Middle/High Teacher Preparation
Prepares you to teach one of the following subjects in middle and high schools.

  • 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. 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.