Complete your teacher licensure program while teaching in your own classroom.

Pacific University’s Residency Teacher Licensure Program is a non-degree program leading to teacher licensure. This program is for classroom teachers who are teaching at least half-time on a provisional or temporary license.

Admissions Information

We're here to help on your way to earning your teaching license! Learn about the admissions process and contact your admissions counselor.

How to Apply

Earn Your Teaching License While You Teach

The Residency Teacher Licensure Program is fully integrated with the work you are already doing in your classroom. Continue teaching in your own classroom while receiving face-to-face coaching and mentoring, as well as the support of your peers as you launch a great teaching career.

Licensure for Working Teachers

As a new teacher, you are busy! Our Residency Teacher Licensure Program is designed to fit into your life while you continue teaching. Classes meet online every other Saturday during the school year, and you also complete online modules at your own pace. 

Earn 20 credits over the course of 11 months as you earn your Oregon teaching license with endorsement options in elementary, science, math, English/language arts, or social studies.

Experts in Education

The Pacific University College of Education has prepared thousands of expert teachers to lead and serve students in public and private around the world. We prepare teachers to design creative, meaningful, rigorous and joyful learning opportunities for students — and to be culturally competent, student-focused advocates for youth.

The Residency Teacher Licensure Program is accredited by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

Get Started Today!

  • Do you have a bachelor’s degree qualifying you to teach elementary school, or middle/high school math, science, social studies or language arts?
  • Are you seeking employment or already working as a teacher at least half-time?
  • Do you have the experience, background, interest and passion for creating success for all students?
  • Are you prepared to challenge yourself to become a licensed, transformative teacher in your community?

Then the Pacific University Residency Teacher Licensure Program is here for you!

Contact Us

Dr. Kevin Carr | Program Director | 503-352-1443