Added Authorization Levels

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

Curriculum

Section Adding an Early Childhood or Elementary Authorization Credit Hrs
EDUC-604 Advanced Educational Psychology, Development & Learning
4
EDUC-664 Learning & Teaching: Social Studies & General Methods
3
EDUC-668 Learning & Teaching: Expressive Arts
2
EDUC-667 Learning & Teaching: Literacy Development
4
EDUC-669* Learning & Teaching: Math, Science, & Health
4
EDUC-573 Supervised Practicum (90 hours)
2
  Adding a Middle School or High School Authorization  
EDUC-604 Advanced Educational Psychology, Development & Learning
4
  Appropriate secondary subject pedagogy course for subject area
4
EDUC-573 Supervised Practicum (90 hours)
2

*Or EDUC 665 Learning & Teaching: Math and EDUC 666 Learning & Teaching Science & Health

Academic Procedures

  1. Candidates must submit passing scores on the appropriate tests required for an authorization. The multiple subjects examination is required for early childhood and elementary authorizations. The appropriate subject test is required for middle school and high school authorizations.
  2. Candidates may not register for the practicum requirement until testing and coursework requirements are fulfilled. In some circumstances, mis-assignments or previously licensed work experience may replace the practicum requirement. Permission of the advisor is required to waive the practicum.
  3. 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.
  4. Candidates must complete a practicum for each authorization added.

Licensure Procedures

Upon successful completion of the above requirements, candidates must submit the following information to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission:

Candidates must also complete a C-2 Information Sheet and submit to Pacific University for processing.

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