Future Students

Welcome to Pacific University College of Education Admissions!

We are pleased that you are considering Pacific for your education. We encourage you to gather information, to explore our website, to ask us questions, and to visit us either on one of our campuses or at one of our information meetings for prospective students.

To schedule a campus visit, to RSVP for an information meeting, or to check on your admissions status, please email teach@pacificu.edu.


The admissions process is your first step toward becoming part of the Pacific University community and realizing your career goals. You may contact the College of Education Admissions Office at any time for more information at teach@pacificu.edu or 503-352-1435 (toll free 877-722-8648 ext. 1435). You may also request an admissions packet using the Inquiry Form.

Applications for programs on all campuses should be submitted to: Pacific University, College of Education Admissions, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116.

Qualified Candidates

Qualified candidates for Pacific's teacher education programs will have strong academic backgrounds, experience with children of the age they wish to teach, and a strong commitment to both education and children. They will also demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to function effectively as part of a team.

A minimum 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in at least 8 credits of graduate level work is required for all programs. Volunteering or observing in schools prior to submitting an application is strongly recommended. Candidates must have met the applicable test requirements. For more information about testing requirements and passing scores, see the Test Information page.

Application Deadlines and Program Start Dates


Start Date

Early Application Deadline

Final Application Deadline

MAT STEM, Woodburn

late June


April 15th

MAT Fifth Year, Eugene

Mid September

March 15th

August 15th*

MAT Fifth Year, Forest Grove

Mid June

December 1st

April 15th

MAT Special Education, Eugene January
May 1st
May 9th

MAT Special Education, Forest Grove



October 1st

MAT Flex, Eugene

Late August


May 1st

MAT Flex, Forest Grove



October 1st

Advanced Programs

January, June, & August


December 1st, May 1st, July 1st

Education & Learning, Eugene

Late August


July 15th

Education & Learning, Forest Grove

Late August


June 15th

* Applications submitted after May 1st may be accepted providing space is still available. Contact Admissions for more information: 541-485-6812.

Application Process

Once you have selected a program and submitted your application, the Admissions Committee will make an initial review of your application. Candidates selected for an admissions interview will meet individually with two faculty members. Candidates will be asked for an impromptu writing sample during the interview process. After the interview has been completed, the interview team will send a recommendation to the Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee will then make a final review and an admissions decision will be made. Candidates are notified by mail. Admissions for all programs are on a rolling basis. Therefore, candidates applying early can receive early admissions decisions usually (but not always) within a week of their interview.


Many questions regarding the admissions process can be answered by reviewing the Frequently Asked Questions About Admissions page. You may also contact the College of Education Admissions Office directly at teach@pacificu.edu or 503-352-1435 (toll free 877-722-8648, ext. 1435).

Notice of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1072, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and their implementing regulations. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116, 503-352-2215. © 2009 Pacific University. All rights reserved.