Vision, Values and Philosophy

Director: Deborah Cochrane | 971-722-5020

Portland Teachers Program Philosophy

two students in the Portland Teachers program

To listen, to learn, and to serve.

The PTP Vision

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.

PTP Core Values

All PTP students are expected to develop and practice the following 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


Getting Started

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What Students Are Saying...

"Have you ever had a moment in your life when you knew you had just changed the direction your life would take? For me that exact moment was when I walked through the door of the Portland Teachers Program."

Clay Harding, 4th year student