Earn your Initial Teaching License through the George Fox School of Education
George Fox University is approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) to offer initial licensure and endorsements and/or authorizations for pre K–grade 12.
Teaching candidates can pursue their initial teaching license through any of these programs:
Undergraduate Education Programs
- Elementary Education (BS) (traditional Newberg campus program)
- Music Education (BA) (traditional Newberg campus program)
- Elementary Education Degree Completion (BS) (part-time adult degree completion program in Portland, Salem, Oregon and Boise, Idaho)
Graduate Education Programs
- Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (part-time and full-time programs in Oregon and Idaho locations)
Already a Teacher?
We can help you renew your teaching license through our weekend, summer and online classes.
George Fox’s School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. George Fox University 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.
Oregon TSPC Accreditation
The School of Education is also approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) for the preparation of early childhood and elementary teachers and PreK-12 music teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels and for the preparation of middle and high school level teachers in specific fields at the graduate level. 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.
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.