Master of Education (MEd)

Program Highlights: 

  • A variety of specialty options to choose from (listed below)
  • Designed for professional educators to continue to build upon their knowledge and experience to employ research to improve professional practice and promote student learning 
  • Combine a 15 hour core of professional knowledge and research courses with a 21 hour program specialty area 
  • Flexible "rolling admission" allows for program entry at any term, candidates process through the program at their own pace, and the program can be completed in 2 years
  • Courses meet weekly during "after school hours" to meet the needs of working educators 
  • Faculty with substantial P-12 experience and academic expertise in educational research 
  • Scholarship Opportunities

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

Graduate School Application 

Program Locations: 

  • Edmonton (Fall Start Only) 
  • Guam
  • Portland

Specialty Options: 

  • Educational Leadership (Canada and Guam only)
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement 
  • Neuroeducation
  • Preliminary Administrator License (formerly named IAL)  
  • Reading Intervention Endorsement 
  • Special Education (SPED) Generalist Endorsement  

Admission Requirements:

  • Statement of Goals: Master of Education
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
    •  All completed recommendation forms and letters should 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
  • Copy of current and valid U.S. or Canadian issued teaching license
    • Preliminary Administrator License: this option requires a minimum of 3 years of in-school experience as a licensed educator prior to beginning coursework
  • 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 bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university recognized by the University of Portland is required 
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis 

Application Timeline: 

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

  • Fall Semester: July 31
  • Spring Semester: December 7
  • Summer Semester: May 30

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