Education Post Master Certificates

Program Highlights: 

  • 12-18 semester hours of coursework focused on a chosen area
  • Courses taught by highly trained faculty with substantial P-12 experience
  • Courses meet weekly during the "after school hours" to meet the needs of working educators 
  • Competitively priced tuition and rolling admission 
  • Faculty with demonstrated academic expertise
  • Scholarship Opportunities 

For additional program specific information, visit the School of Education.

Graduate School Application

Program Areas: 

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs 
  • Neuroeducator
  • Preliminary Administrator License (formerly named IAL)
  • Professional Administrator License (formerly named CAL)
  • Reading Intervention Endorsement 
  • Special Education Generalist Endorsement 

Admission Requirements:

  • Statement of Goals
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • The online application will provide the opportunity to enter contact information for your references and an email will be sent to the reference directly, prompting them to upload either a Word or PDF letter.
    • Alternatively, letters may either be emailed as a signed attachment to or sent via mail to ATTN: Graduate School, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,Portland, Oregon 97203, directly by the reference.
    • Not required for the Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program 
  • Copy of U.S. issued teaching license (must be current and valid) 
    • For the Preliminary Administrator License specialty option, a counseling license may be submitted in lieu of a teaching license 
      • Note: The Preliminary Administrator License specialty option requires a minimum of 3 years of in-school experience as a licensed educator for admission 
    • The Professional Administrator License specialty option requires a valid Preliminary Administrator License (formally known as an Initial Administrator License) for admission 
    • A teaching license is not required for the neuroeducator or higher education and student affairs certificate options 
  • Official Transcripts (from all previously attended academic institutions)
    • Must be submitted directly from the institution or in a sealed envelope given to the applicant directly from the academic institution
    • A master's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Portland is required 
  • International Applicants: an official score from either the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) or IELTS (minimum score of 7.0) exam is required

Application Timeline: 

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the following deadlines: 

  • Fall Semester Start: July 19
  • Spring Semester Start: December 7
  • Summer Semester Start: May 30 
    • IAL Applicants: April 12

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