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Mid-High School Teacher Licensure

UOTeach's Secondary program provides a comprehensive Master's in Education and licensure for individuals interested in applying their academic study to teaching in middle and high school levels. We aim to produce scholars and practitioners who create meaningful change in local, tribal, national and international systems, educate and support students in the adoption of critical humanities and science-based practices, and accelerate multidisciplinary innovation within educational organizations.

Program Features & Online Brochure:

  • Content in Context: Instructional methods courses with teacher experts connect theory and practice to prepare you to enter the classroom as teachers
  • Culturally Responsive: An integrated and equitable approach to teaching embedded across the curriculum that supports and enhances multi-lingual, multi-literate, and multi-cultural learning communities. The ESOL endorsement is embedded in to the curriculum.
  • Field Experience: 34 weeks of progressive field-based school practicum with corresponding courses, university mentors and cooperating teachers
  • Career Services Workshops: Building your professional portfolio and district relationships 

Endorsement Subject Areas:

Note: Applicants interested in pursuing a Certificate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching are encouraged to contact the SLAT program directly.

Applicant Eligibility

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

Required Studies (see content area)

There are no prerequisite course requirements beyond the subject specific upper-level preparation listed. A major usually requires at least 36 upper-division (300/400-level) quarter hours, a minor a minimum of 24 term hours. While there is some flexibility in these, the application process is competitive with an emphasis on academic preparedness. Admitted students who have the equivalent of a minor may qualify for a Second Subject Endorsement.

Applicants are encouraged to create a spreadsheet with a breakdown of related courses to the requirements and upload that into the application.

Jump Start / Transfer in Course:

Undergraduate students are encouraged to take the following undergraduate courses to get a running start on the UOTeach graduate program:

  • EDST 420 Living in a Stratified Society: examines the stratification of wealth, status, and opportunity for advancement in public education (W/S)
  • SPED 411 Foundations of Disability 1: categorical and cross-categorical survey of information about exceptional children and youth (F/W/S/SU)
  • LING 411 Second Language Acquisition: introduction to cognitive and social processes of acquiring second languages. (Fall)

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