Added Elementary

Admissions

Admissions criteria

To be considered for participation, candidates must:

  • Have a complete BA or BS degree from an accredited institution 
  • GPA: 3.0 cumulative undergraduate, 3.0 on all upper-division courses, or 3.0 cumulative graduate courses (a minimum of 12 credits) 
  • Hold a current, non-provisional Oregon teaching license* 

*If you hold a provisional license, contact Elizabeth Snyder at askcoe@pdx.edu to discuss whether this program is appropriate for your needs

Prior to program completion and licensure recommendation, a passing score from the NES Elementary Education Subtests I & II is required .


Admissions

First, check the application deadline for your program. To apply, create an account or sign into the Portland State University Admissions Application system. When prompted for the program, select "College of Education" as the College, and then your program of study:

  • Added Elementary Licensure
  • Added Elementary Licensure with Masters

Application checklist

  • Program-specific application
  • Unofficial transcripts are accepted by the College of Education for the program application. You must submit transcripts for all institutions previously attended, regardless of whether you earned a degree or not. If admitted, you must send official transcripts to the Graduate School in order to register for classes.
    • Acceptable unofficial transcripts are:
      • Web-based transcripts downloaded from an institution: institution and student name must be visible on transcripts
      • Photocopies of official transcripts: these must include the front and back of all pages, including transcript key
    • Previous applicants:
      • If you’ve previously submitted official transcripts to PSU, you are still required to upload unofficial transcripts to complete your application.
  • After you are admitted, you must submit official transcripts to:
    • The Graduate School
      Portland State University
      PO Box 751
      Portland, OR 97207 - 0751
      Electronic official transcripts should be sent to graddocs@pdx.edu
  • Personal statement (writing prompt provided within application)
  • Résumé (reflect your volunteer or work experience within the related field)
  • Two recommendation forms (forms are provided within application)
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Apply for FAFSA

To validate your admission you must take a course during the term in which you have requested to be admitted. Should you not take a course in that term, your application will be cancelled and you will need to reapply.

Questions about the application process?

If you have questions about the application process, contact askcoe@pdx.edu.
Learn about available scholarships and financial aid.