Endorsement | Added Authorizations

Individuals with a current initial or continuing teaching license may add contiguous authorizations in early childhood, elementary, middle school, or high school through a combination of coursework, supervised practica and/or documented experience. 

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 adviser is required to waive the practicum.

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

Licensure Procedures

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

  • C-1 Application for Educator License
  • $100 application fee
  • Original passing test scores
  • Official transcript from Pacific University

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

Contact

Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
503-352-1435 | teach@pacificu.edu

Anita Zijdemans-Boudreau | Advanced Programs Coordinator
Forest Grove | 541-352-1456 | zijdemans@pacificu.edu

Shelley Smolnisky | Associate Dean
Eugene | 541-485-6812 | smolniskys@pacificu.edu

Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Assistant Professor; Special Education Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Associate Professor of Education

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

Advnaced 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 adviser will supervise the preparation and implementation of the work sample. In some circumstances, conditional assignments may replace the practicum requirement. Permission of the adviser 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