Apply for a Certificate in Educational Foundations: Secondary

If you are preparing to be a middle or high school teacher, you should major in the subject area you plan to teach.

This certificate is designed to complement your subject area preparation on your path to becoming a middle or high school teacher.

Rather than waiting until graduate school to begin developing the knowledge necessary for classroom life, this certificate gives you a running start as an undergraduate.

This certificate program runs parallel to the educational foundations major for elementary education preparation.

This pre-professional certificate prepares highly competitive students for admission into graduate teacher education programs or other graduate programs in Oregon and around the country.

Complete the Certificate in Educational Foundations: Secondary Add/Drop Form to add the certificate program.

Certificate Add / Drop Form


Language Proficiency for International Students

International students must meet English language proficiency requirements by option A or B:

Option A

Exempt from Academic English for International Students (AEIS) by ONE of the test scores below and completion of WR 121 and 122 or 123

TestScore Requirement
TOEFL (Internet)88–120
TOEFL (Paper)575–677
IELTS7.0–9.0

Option B

Completion of all required Academic English for International Students (AEIS) courses and completion of WR 121 and WR 122 or WR 123