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 

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

Graduate School Application

Program Areas: 

  • Continuing ("Professional") Administrator License (CAL)
  • Initial ("Preliminary") Administrator License (IAL)
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs 
  • Neuroeducator
  • Reading Endorsement 
  • Special Educator (SPED) Endorsement 

Admission Requirements: 

  • Statement of Goals: Post Master Certificate
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation 
    • All completed recommendation forms and letters should either be emailed as a signed attachment to gradschl@up.edu 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 Initial ("Preliminary") Administrator License (IAL) specialty option, a counseling license may be submitted in lieu of a teaching license 
    • The Continuing ("Professional") Administrator License (CAL) specialty option requires a valid Initial ("Preliminary") 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 

Application Timeline: 

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

  • Fall Semester Start: July 31
  • Spring Semester Start: December 9
  • Summer Semester Start: May 30 
    • IAL Applicants: April 15

Program Contact: 

 

Contact

University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

503.943.8000

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