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Inspire the Next Generation

George Fox is a top-ranked Christian university in Oregon offering a variety of education programs approved by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). Students in our regionally and nationally accredited programs receive expert training from professors dedicated to helping them inspire the next generation.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

We offer a traditional undergraduate (four-year program) bachelor’s degree in elementary education, music education, or high school education. We also offer an adult degree completion program that allows one to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 20 months.

Masters Degrees

Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is completed in 10 to 20 months in person at either our Portland, Redmond or Newberg campuses. This program is perfect for working adults and can be completed in either a full-time or part-time format.

The Master of Education (MEd) program is completed in two to three years, with the goal of enhancing personal development and professional teaching skills. This program is completed fully online to allow for the ease of juggling professional obligations and studies.

Our Master of Arts in School Counseling can be completed in two to four years at our Portland Center near Tigard. Our counseling program offers courses taught from a systematic perspective with an emphasis on the integration of faith.

Doctorate Degree

Our mission for the Doctor of Education (EdD) program is to develop leaders who inspire through education. This program can be completed online in three years with an annual two-week residency in Newberg, Oregon.

Students can choose from one of three concentrations to specialize their studies:

  • Administration
  • Higher Education
  • Instructional Design and Development

Licensure Programs, Endorsements and Certificates

We offer a variety of licensure programs and endorsements for new teachers, current teachers, or those looking to become a school administrator:

  • Preliminary Teaching License
  • Teaching License Renewal
  • Preliminary Administrative License
  • Professional Administrative License
  • ESOL Endorsement
  • Reading Endorsement
  • Special Education Endorsement
  • Certificate in the Teaching of Writing

A Reputation Others Trust

George Fox is a nationally recognized Christian university, providing students with personal attention, global opportunities to learn and serve, and a supportive community that encourages academic rigor and spiritual growth.

Forbes ranks George Fox among the top Christian colleges in America. George Fox is also classified as a "Best Regional University" by U.S. News & World Report. More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university’s residential campus in Newberg, in Portland and at other teaching sites in Oregon.

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