You are here

Elementary Multiple Subjects

The UOTeach is a four plus one master’s and licensure program for Elementary teacher training. The program is geared toward ensuring teachers have the skills and confidence for today's classroom and student needs, training teacher candidates to tap into children's learning and creativity potential, and how to develop informed critical thinkers.

UOTeach prepares teacher candiates with:

  • Excellence in subject matter teaching methods
  • An integrated approach to equity and socio-cultural issues in education, and
  • Expertise in addressing the social and educational barriers of diverse communities and English for speakers of other languages.

Teacher candidates spend 34-weeks in neighborhood schools with over 660 hours of real world field experience. Each term, candidates work with caring cooperating teachers, mentor / university supervisors, and placement coordinators; building contextualized understanding of school learning communities and taking on progressive classroom responsibilities. Completion of the program encompasses all TSPC (Elementary 584-420-0345) and ESOL (standard 584-420-0360) licensure requirements.









I. 2019 Admission Requirements & Online Brochure

A. Program Eligibility

Although very valuable, applicants do not need to be Education majors to become elementary education teachers. Applicants may come from any BA/BS major but must demonstrate strong math, science, and literacy skills as exemplified through passing the state required Elementary ORELA Subtests I and II.

• Hold a bachelor's degree, by start of program
• Have a ≥ 3.00 cumulative GPA (preferred) or submit a GPA statement of explanation
• Passing ORELA subtest (by start of program preferred)
• Demonstrate experience working with school-aged children (paid or volunteer)
• Qualify for Oregon TSPC criminal history clearance (processed during orientation)

B. Prerequisite Coursework:

All prerequisties courses, or equivalents must be completed prior to the start of the UOTeach program.

• Math Education: a year of 200 level sequential math or higher (e.g. Math 211, 212, and 213 which cover the fundamentals of elementary Mathematics) or EDST 471 Foundations of Algebra Learning and EDST 472 Foundations of Geometry Learning.

• Movement: any Physical Education class or EDST 440 Physical Education for Diverse Learners (F/W/S)

UO Educational Foundations majors have enrollment priority in the above EDST prerequisities, non-majors can register after the first two weeks of registration. Check the UO Class Schedule for details.

C. Elementary Entrance Testing

A. Elementary ORELA Subtests I and II - Oregon requires passing subtest scores for licensure. UOTeach prefers that all applicants submitting passing subtests prior to the start of the program. However, some applicants will be admitted pending passing scores.

  1.  ORELA Elementary Subtest I (reading, language arts, & social sciences) - passing score is 220
  2.  ORELA Elementary Subtest 2 (math, science, arts, health & fitness) passing score 220
  • ORELA Subtest study guides are available online and at the reference desk in the UO Knight Library.
  • Oregon Education Association Overview and OEA helpful study resources.
  • Students on Financial Aid can apply to NES for a test fee waiver. This process takes several weeks and must be complete prior to registering for the test. Step 1, complete the fee waiver application and bring it to your Financial Aid office for process.
  • UOTeach does not require a GRE.

III. Link to current Elementary Program of Study

"When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive."

– Duwamish, Chief Seattle, c.1780-1866