Portland State University

Graduate Teacher Education Programs 2013-2014

 

 

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General Education

Transfer Equivalency website

Admission to the GTEP is selective and competitive. A competitive GTEP application provides evidence that an applicant has strong academic content knowledge, is committed to the profession of education, and has the potential to become a just and effective educator. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and have a strong academic record; in most cases, a 3.0 cumulative GPA is necessary.

Karen DeVoll, Adviser, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

503-725-3822 or www.pdx.edu/clas

 

Required Courses for Elementary Education, Inclusive Educators Program, & Secondary Education

 

Elementary Education

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Mth 211, 212, 213 Foundations of Elem Math

MTH 211, 212, & 213 Foundations of Elem Math 12
Psy 311 Human Development PSY 215 Human Development 4
Lib 428 Children's Literature ED 112 Introduction to Children's Literature 3
Mus 381 Music Fundamentals No PCC equivalent -
Art 321 Art in the Elementary Schools No PCC equivalent -

Notes

The following list represents the breadth of subjects which are important for teaching. While students are not necessarily expected to take all these courses, a solid foundation in these areas is essential teacher preparation. Students with good preparation in mathematics and in the sciences are highly competitive in the admission process. This is just a sample of the range of course work:

  • BI 101, 102, 103 - Intro to General Biology
  • EC 200 - Principles of Economics: Intro, Inst & Phil
  • PS 201 - US Government: Foundation/Principles
  • PSY 201 - General Psychology
  • G 201, 202, 203 - Geology
  • HST 201, 202, 203 - U.S. History
  • SOC 204 - General Sociology: Sociology in Everyday Life
  • Literature
  • GEO 105, 106, 107, 210 - two courses
  • WS 101 - Women's Studies
  • WR 121, 122, 123 - English Composition - a strong preparation in writing is invaluable in teacher preparation.

PSU also has a minor in Elementary Education

Inclusive Educators Program

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits

Mth 211, 212 Foundations of Elem Math

MTH 211 & 212 or 213 Foundations of Elem Math 8
Psy 311 Human Development PSY 215 Human Development 4
Lib 428 Children's Literature ED 112 Intro to Children's Literature 3
SPED 418 Survey of the Exceptional Learner ED 251 Overview of the Exceptional Learner 3

PSU also has a minor in Special Education.

Secondary Education

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
Psy 311 Human Development PSY 215 Human Development 4
Major in subject area There may be PCC courses in your subject area. Check with an advisor  

PSU also has a minor in Secondary Education.

Students should major in the subject area that they want to teach. Prospective high school teachers should review the list of required courses at www.pdx.edu/ci/secondary-prerequisites.

 

The following endorsements are available for middle level and/or high school teacher candidates:

Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication Disorders, Drama, French, German, Health, Integrated Science, Japanese, Language Arts, Basic Math, Advanced Math, Music, PE, Physics, Russian, Social Studies, Spanish, Speech

 

Additional Requirements

To see how you will transfer into PSU's University Studies program, refer to General Education. We highly encourage you to talk with a PCC Academic Advisor to learn more about meeting PSU's general education and bachelor degree requirements.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: June 2013