Education Post Master Certificates | University of Portland

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 
  • Principal License (formerly known as IAL or Preliminary Administrator License)*
  • Professional Administrator License (formerly named CAL)
  • Reading Intervention Endorsement 
  • Special Education Generalist Endorsement 

*Please note the the Principal License is currently undergoing a redesign, per TSPC, in order to align with newly revised national and state standards for administrator preparation. The new curriculum will include 27 credits of coursework, which can be completed within one to two years.

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 (Principal) License specialty option, a counseling license may be submitted in lieu of a teaching license 
      • Note: The Preliminary Administrator (Principal) 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 license in one of these categories: Principal License, Preliminary Administrator License, or Initial Administrator License for admission 
    • A teaching license is not required for the higher education and student affairs certificate option
  • 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 15
  • Spring Semester Start: December 15
  • Summer Semester Start: April 15 

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