Academic Programs

Undergraduate Teacher Education

Education & Learning Major - Multiple Subjects
Eugene | Forest Grove
Allows a candidate to complete a bachelor's degree while simultaneously completing the requirements for an Oregon Initial Teaching License in early childhood and elementary multiple subjects.
Education & Learning Major - Special Education Allows a candidate to complete a bachelor's degree while simultaneously completing the requirements for an Oregon Initial Teaching License in early childhood and elementary special education.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Minor Intended to equip undergraduate students on the Forest Grove campus with knowledge and skills necessary for teaching English as a second or foreign language.
Bachelor of Education in Elementary Teaching and English Language Learning
Woodburn
2-year College Transfer program; allows candidates to complete a bachelor's degree plus the requirements for an Oregon Initial Teaching License in early childhood and elementary education, and the ESOL endorsement.

Graduate Teacher Education

Teacher Preparation Programs

Master of Arts in Teaching – Fifth Year
Eugene | Forest Grove
This full-time daytime program allows candidates to complete academic requirements for the Oregon Initial Teaching License while also completing the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.
Master of Arts in Teaching – Flex
Eugene
| Forest Grove
A cohort program designed to accommodate candidates who wish to work while attending school. Courses meet in the late afternoon, early evening, and on weekends over the course of four semesters. Upon completion of the program, candidates qualify for a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and an Oregon Initial Teaching License.
Master of Arts in Teaching - STEM (Science and/or Math) plus ESOL
Woodburn
This full-time program, supported by the National Science Foundation, allows candidates to complete academic requirements for the Oregon Initial Teaching License in middle and high school science and/or math subjects, while also earning the Oregon ESOL endorsement.
Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education An intensive teacher education program working in collaboration with local school districts for those seeking initial licensure in special education. Candidates complete academic requirements for the Oregon Initial Teaching License while also completing requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree.

Advanced Programs

Intended for licensed educators who wish to continue their development as professionals in the field of education.

Master of Education For candidates, typically licensed teachers, who desire to deepen their expertise. Candidates can specialize in one of the following: Reading Specialist, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Talented and Gifted, Technology, Cultural Competency, or Special Education.
Professional Teaching License Program Part-time program for practicing teachers who have completed a bachelor's degree and wish to add a Master of Education degree, or who hold a master's degree and an initial license and choose to move to the Professional Teaching License.
Initial II Teaching License Program Part-time program for practicing teachers who have completed a bachelor's and/or a master's degree, hold an initial license, and choose to renew their initial license at the required intervals rather than move to a Professional Teaching License.

Endorsement Programs

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or ESOL/Bilingual A 15-credit program for licensed teachers to work with culturally diverse learners. Can be combined with a master’s degree program.
Reading Specialist Prepares teachers to serve as Title I or reading specialists in their schools and districts. Can be combined with a master’s degree program.
ESOL/Reading Dual Endorsement Program The Reading Specialist and ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual endorsements may be obtained simultaneously by completing 25 semester credits comprising of courses and practica. Can be combined with a master’s degree program.
EL-STEM Endorsement Program ESOL for STEM Educators (ELSTEM) is a program in which Pacific University, in collaboration with our partner school districts will design, implement, and evaluate an ESOL endorsement program for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) educators in grades 6-12.
Special Education A graduate level program for licensed teachers to add the Special Education endorsement at either the early childhood/elementary (ECE/Elem) or middle high/high school (MS/HS) level. Can combined with a master’s degree program.
Subject Area Endorsements Endorsements may be added in the following subject areas: Art, Business, Drama, Foreign Language (French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish), Health, Language Arts, Marketing, Mathematics, Multiple Subjects, Music, Physical Education, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Integrated Science, and Physics), and Social Studies
Added Authorizations Contiguous authorizations (Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, or High School) may be added to current Initial or Continuing Teaching Licenses by a combination of coursework, supervised practica, and/or documented experience.

Certificate Programs

Cultural Competence For teachers, instructional assistants, counselors, and community members who want to learn more about developing their personal cultural competence as well as enhancing the cultural competence of educational institutions. Can be combined with a master’s degree.
Technology Learning For practicing Pre K-12 educators who are interested in learning how to effectively integrate technology into their professional practice and better support learning communities with their students. Can be combined with a master’s degree.
Talented and Gifted For teachers, counselors, and parents who want to learn more about meeting the needs of gifted children. Can be combined with a master’s degree.

Non-Licensure Programs

Master of Arts in Education Provides students with a thorough understanding of the foundations of education. The MAE program does not satisfy requirements for a teaching license.
Master of Education/Visual Function in Learning Designed for optometrists who wish to extend their knowledge of the learning process with an emphasis on students with reading difficulties.

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Undergraduate Communication Sciences & Disorders Minor Intended as a pathway to graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology. It may also serve as a pathway to graduate programs in education and the health professions.
Post-Baccalaureate Communication Sciences & Disorders Sequence Students with a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than communication sciences and disorders must complete a post-baccalaureate sequence that includes 24 semester hours of prerequisite course work prior to the time of enrollment in the graduate program.
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology An in depth study of speech, language and hearing disorders across the life span combined with a series of dynamic clinical rotations. Students will have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, clinical supervisors, professional speech-language pathologists, and allied health professionals.