Teaching License Program | Initial II

This is a part-time program for practicing teachers who have completed a bachelor's and/or master's degree, hold an initial teaching license, and choose to renew their initial license at the required intervals, rather than moving to a Professional Teaching License.

For teachers who earned their Initial Teaching License in an undergraduate program, requirements include a master's degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions. In lieu of a master's degree, candidates must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework related to public school employment, including:

  • 10 semester hours in subject matter coursework
  • 10 semester hours in education-related coursework
  • 10 semester hours in graduate-level electives

For teachers who earned their Initial Teaching License in a post-baccalaureate program, requirements include six semester hours of graduate-level coursework related to the teaching license or to public school employment. Pacific has a variety of offerings meeting the requirements for the Initial II Teaching License.

Courses that meet Initial II Teaching License requirements can be found within our endorsement and certificate programs.

Contact

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

Annette Willsey | Admissions Counselor | Eugene
541-485-6812 | teacheug@pacificu.edu

Assistant Professor; Special Education Program Coordinator (Forest Grove)
Assistant Professor; Undergraduate Program Coordinator (Eugene); Campus Director (Eugene)
Associate Dean & Director, Eugene Campus
Associate Professor of Education

For teachers who earned their Initial Teaching License in an undergraduate program, requirements include a master's degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions. In lieu of a master's degree, candidates must complete a minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework related to public school employment, including:

  • 10 semester hours in subject matter coursework
  • 10 semester hours in education-related coursework
  • 10 semester hours in graduate-level electives

For teachers who earned their Initial Teaching License in a post-baccalaureate program, requirements include six semester hours of graduate-level coursework related to the teaching license or to public school employment.