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Oregon Teacher Certification Programs with School Overviews

There are roughly 35 schools in Oregon that have teaching certificate programs. Read an overview of two schools' programs, and get statistical information about the schools to find out which one is right for you.

Essential Information

Programs that prepare students for teacher certification are available at several schools in Oregon. Some are intended for students who already hold bachelor's degrees; others are intended for working students seeking a bachelor's degree and teacher certification. Preparation programs are not limited to students seeking careers in Oregon; students may be qualified to earn certification for the state of Idaho, too. Read on to learn more about two schools with programs that lead to teaching certification.


University of Oregon

The University of Oregon in Eugene is the state's flagship institution of higher education. A teaching certificate is often called a teaching license in Oregon. Designed for those who hold bachelor's degrees, this program leads to the authorization to teach specific subjects at the secondary school level by providing students with the necessary fundamentals for initial teaching licensure.

  • Programs Offered:Middle School/High School Level Teaching License
  • Average Graduate Tuition and Fees (2013-2014): $15,307 in-state, $23,839 out-of-state*
  • School Type and Setting: 4-year, public; midsize city

George Fox University

Established in 1885 as the Friends Pacific Academy and located in Newberg, George Fox University is Oregon's oldest Christian university. The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredits the School of Education, which houses teaching certificate programs. Earning a teaching certificate allows graduates to teach in private and public schools in Oregon and Idaho.

Preparing elementary education majors to work in early childhood and elementary education programs, the 4-year bachelor's degree program requires 62 credits and the passing of several examinations. Catering specifically to working adults, the adult B.S. program offers initial licensure with authorization in early childhood and elementary education. The master's degree program requires extensive field work.

  • Programs Offered: B.S. in Elementary Education
    Adult B.S. in Elementary Education
    Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Average Graduate Tuition and Fees (2013-2014): $13,416*
  • School Type and Setting: 4-year, not-for-profit; small town

School Comparison: At a Glance

School School Type and Setting Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition and Fees (2013-2014)
University of Oregon 4-year, public; midsize city Middle School/High School Level Teaching License $15,307 in-state, $23,839 out-of-state*
George Fox University 4-year, not-for-profit; small town B.S. in Elementary Education
Adult B.S. in Elementary Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
$13,416*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

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