Master of education and licensure programs

EDFL students

George Fox offers online courses each semester designed to fulfill the professional development needs of educators in PreK-12 and higher education. Programs include the master of education, endorsements, and teaching license renewal.

Specializations and Endorsements

Master of Education students choose from five areas of specialization:

  • Reading
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Special Education
  • Educational Leadership (PreAL)
  • Educational Technology

Each specialization consists of 15 semester hours of courses (25 for SPED). Each specialization can be earned within the MEd program or as stand-alone program.

NCATE Accredited

George Fox is one of just seven institutions in Oregon with national accreditation of its education programs.

Administrative Licensure

Oregon Administrative Licensure Preparation Program
We offer two Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission-approved programs (transferrable to Washington and other states):

  • Preliminary Administrative License (can be earned through MEd educational leadership specialization)
  • Professional Administrative License

Oregon Preliminary Teaching License Renewal

An Oregon Preliminary Teaching License can be renewed with three semester credits of coursework in graduate education that is germane to your license or directly germane to public school employment and completed through a regionally accredited institution and verified on an official transcript.

Oregon Professional Teaching License Renewal

An Oregon Professional Teaching License can be renewed with completed Professional Development Units (PDUs). At George Fox, students may earn PDUs through college coursework.  One semester of college credit equals 30 PDUs. 

  • Online and on-site courses offered fall, spring and summer semesters
  • Cutting-edge curriculum that incorporates innovative classroom techniques and
    computer technologies
  • Guidance and support from PhD-level educators

Looking for more education programs?

Want to become a licensed teacher? Check out our Master of Arts in Teaching program that prepares PreK-12 teachers for public and private schools.

Need a bachelor’s degree in elementary education?
George Fox offers an evening degree-completion program for adults who want to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.