Authorizations and Endorsements

Continuing Education for Oregon Teachers

George Fox offers three endorsements through the school's Master of Education program or as stand-alone courses. Other endorsements are available, based on Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requirements, as well as authorizations that allow you to work at the academic level you wish to teach.

Designed for busy educators:

  • Online courses fall and spring semester as well as on-site courses
  • Evening and Saturday courses at the Portland Center, Salem site and in area schools during the school year; a flexible summer schedule in Newberg, Ore.
  • Cutting-edge curriculum that incorporates innovative classroom techniques and computer technologies
  • Guidance and support from PhD-level educators
  • A respected degree from a university highly ranked by Forbes and U.S. News & World Report


NCATE Accredited

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

The following endorsements are intended as add-on endorsements to an existing license and can be completed in one to two years, depending upon the number of courses taken by the student.

  • Reading Endorsement
  • ESOL Endorsement

Oregon endorsement summer classes meet at our Newberg campus (affordable housing is available for long-distance students); spring and fall classes are taught mostly online with two Saturday classroom seminars.

Reading Endorsement (15 semester hours)

This program is for classroom teachers preparing for specialized work in diagnosing reading difficulties and improving reading instruction in their own classroom, or as a reading specialist in a school at either the early childhood/ elementary or at middle level/high school levels. 

ESOL Endorsement (15 semester hours)

This endorsement program is designed to prepare teachers to provide classroom instruction to elementary or secondary students that are non-native speakers.

Authorizations and Other Endorsements (credit hours vary)

We offer the option of putting together specific programs for various authorizations/endorsements, including an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Authorization, Math Endorsement and others. Contact us to learn more about these additional options.

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.

Interested in furthering your professional development as a teacher?
Check out our master of education program, designed to fulfill the needs of educators who specialize in different aspects of PreK-12 and higher education.

Learn more about our administrative licenses or our endorsements.