The Vision

The Portland Teachers Program vision is to generate an academically prepared, multicultural, multiethnic, culturally responsive teacher workforce that can ensure educational equity for all students. This vision is built on a belief in the power of education, excellence, diversity and community.

The Values

All PTP students are expected to develop and practice the following primary values during the program and throughout their careers as educators:

  • Self-Development
  • Self-Respect
  • Humbleness
  • Compassion
  • Community
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Courage
  • Activism
  • Learning
  • Integrity
  • Justice
  • Vision
  • Equity
  • Love
  • Service to Others

Additional values include:

  • Accountability
  • Sacrifice
  • Self-Care
  • Critical Thinking
  • Self-Awareness
  • Professionalism
  • Building Relationships
  • Scholarship
  • Effective Teaching
  • Non-Judgment
  • Perseverance
  • Wisdom
  • Loyalty

The Philosophy

To listen, to learn, and to serve.