Added Authorization Levels

Contiguous authorizations may be added to current Initial or Continuing Teaching Licenses by a combination of coursework and supervised practica.

Academic Procedures

Candidates must submit passing scores on the tests required for the authorization level. Two sections of the ORELA Multiple Subjects Exam are required for early childhood, elementary and middle school authorizations. The appropriate subject area test is required for high school and strongly recommended for middle school authorizations.

Candidates must complete a practicum for each authorization added.

Candidates may not register for the practicum requirement until testing and coursework requirements are fulfilled. In some circumstances, conditional assignments or previous licensed work experience may replace the practicum requirement. Permission of advisor is required to waive the practicum.

As a part of the practicum requirement, the candidate will prepare and teach one work sample. The University advisor will supervise the preparation and implementation of the work sample.

Curriculum

Section Adding an Early Childhood Authorization Credit Hrs
EDUC-561 or
EDUC-515
Advanced Human Development and Psychology – ECE/Elem
4
EDUC-533 General Methods, Assessment and Classroom Management
3
EDUC-508 Reading and Language Arts in ECE
4
EDUC-543 Math, Science and Health in ECE/Elem/MS
4
EDUC-510 Expressive Arts in ECE/Elem
2
EDUC-573 Supervised Practicum
1
  Adding an Elementary Authorization  
EDUC-561 or
EDUC-515
Advanced Human Development and Psychology – ECE/Elem
4
EDUC-533 General Methods, Assessment and Classroom Management
3
EDUC-544 Reading and Language Arts in Elem/MS
4
EDUC-543 Math, Science and Health in ECE/Elem/MS
4
EDUC-545 Thematic Teaching Through Social Studies and the Arts
2
EDUC-573 Supervised Practicum
1
  Adding a Middle School Authorization  
EDUC-608 Advanced Human Development and Psychology – MS/HS
2
EDUC-573 Supervised Practicum
1
  Adding a High School Authorization  
EDUC-608 Advanced Human Development and Psychology – MS/HS
2
EDUC-573 Supervised Practicum
1
  Special Methods Courses for Middle or High School Authorizations  
EDUC-502 Teaching Art in MS/HS
3
EDUC-503 Teaching Music in MS/HS
3
EDUC-536 Teaching Health in MS/HS
3
EDUC-538 Teaching Science in MS/HS
3
EDUC-539 Teaching PE in MS/HS
3
EDUC-546 Teaching Business in MS/HS
3
EDUC-547 Teaching World Languages in MS/HS
3
EDUC-549 Teaching Mathematics in MS/HS
3
EDUC-551 Teaching Social Studies in MS/HS
3
EDUC-552 Teaching Language Arts in MS/HS
3
EDUC-553 Teaching Drama in MS/HS
3

Adding an Authorization to a Special Education Endorsement

Prerequisites: Must have passed state-approved test for Special Education. Candidates must complete a special education practicum for the authorization added. As a part of the practicum requirement, the candidate will prepare and teach one work sample. The University advisor will supervise the preparation and implementation of the work sample. In some circumstances, conditional assignments may replace the practicum requirement. Permission of the advisor is required to waive the practicum.

Curriculum

Section Adding an ECE/Elementary Authorization Credit Hrs
EDUC-561 or
EDUC-605
Advanced Human Development and Psychology – ECE/Elem
2
SPED-550 Practicum
2
  Adding a Middle School/High School Authorization  
EDUC-561 or
EDUC-608
Advanced Human Development and Psychology – MS/HS
2
SPED-536 Transition
1
SPED-550 Practicum
2

Admissions Information

Application Requirements
Testing Information
Graduate Online Application

Contact

Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Email: teach@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1435

Contact Person (Forest Grove): Anita Zijdemans-Boudreau, Advanced Programs Coordinator
Email: zijdemans@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-352-1456

Contact Person (Eugene): Shelley Smolnisky, Associate Dean (Eugene)
Email: smolniskys@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-485-6812