Oregon Teacher Certification Programs
Earn your Preliminary Teaching License through the George Fox School of Education
Interested in teaching at the elementary, middle school or high school levels? By earning a teaching credential (generally called a teaching license in Oregon) through the George Fox University School of Education, you will be equipped to teach in public and private schools in Oregon. The School of Education is approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) for the preparation of PreK-12 teachers.
Teaching candidates can pursue their Preliminary Teaching License through any of these programs:
Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Programs
- Elementary Education (BS) (traditional full-time program in Newberg)
- Music Education (BA) (traditional full-time program in Newberg)
- Elementary Education Degree Completion (BS) (part-time adult degree completion program in Portland and Salem)
Graduate Teacher Preparation Programs
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (part-time and full-time programs throughout Oregon)
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We can help you renew your teaching license through our weekend, summer and online classes.
Oregon TSPC Accreditation
George Fox University is approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) to offer PreK-12 preliminary licensure with either a multiple subjects or single subjects focus. TSPC has also approved the School of Education for the preparation of principals, superintendents, and other administrators as well as school counselors and school psychologists.
George Fox’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is the only Christian college in Oregon to earn NCATE accreditation for its education programs.
All degree programs at George Fox University are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It is approved by the U.S. government and the states of Oregon and Idaho for the education of veterans, and by the U.S. attorney general for the admission of international students.
About George Fox University
As Oregon's nationally recognized Christian university, faculty and students at George Fox University discuss moral and ethical issues within the context of a Christian worldview. The majority of teaching licensure candidates teach in public education and are taught to adhere to the constitutional guidelines regarding the separation of church and state. However, like all teachers, they inevitably model their worldview by interacting with students, colleagues and parents in ways that are just and that demonstrate the value of each individual. The context of George Fox University as an independent Christian university enables students to expand their viewpoints and to learn to model their awareness and appreciation for student diversity.