Portland-State-University 2020-2021 Bulletin

College of Education

Marvin Lynn, Dean
Tina Anctil, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

1900 Fourth Avenue Building, Suite 200, 503-725-4619


Graduate Programs

  • Initial and Continuing Licenses
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle Level Education
  • High School Education—In cooperation with appropriate departments
  • Specialist Programs—Administrative Studies (P-12); Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education; Counselor Education (options: School, Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation, Marriage, Couple and Family); Literacy Education; Special Education, ESOL/Bilingual Education
  • M.Ed., M.A., M.S.—Education
  • M.A.T., M.S.T.—In cooperation with appropriate departments
  • Ed.D.—Educational Leadership (Options: Administration; Curriculum and Instruction; Postsecondary Education; Special Education)

The College of Education (COE) has a wide range of comprehensive programs leading to degrees and licensure. It is authorized by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to recommend teacher education and specialist candidates for both initial licenses and added endorsements.

COE programs are fully accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). Counselor Education programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Although licensure requirements are incorporated into degree programs, changes by the TSPC during the life of this catalog may alter the requirements. Applicants for licenses must meet the TSPC requirements in force at the time of the license application.†

† Because licensure rules are controlled by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, it is possible that licensure requirements may change. All persons expecting to be recommended for initial (preliminary) or continuing (professional) licenses should consult with an adviser or contact the College of Education Licensure Office, 503-725-4758.


COE Vision:  Educators and counselors create a just and equitable world.

COE Mission:  We empower educators and human services professionals to engage in visionary thinking and transformative practices within schools and communities.

COE Values:

  •  Inclusiveness: we are welcoming and equity focused.
  •  Responsiveness: we mindfully serve our students and communities
  •  Engagement: we are connected and collaborative partners
  •  Creativity: we are innovative and create knowledge
  •  Impact: we are data-driven, process-oriented, and accountable

From the Pacific Northwest, the PSU College of Education serves the world through comprehensive offerings that educate a large and diverse student body for careers in teaching, counseling, and educational leadership:

  • We educate graduate students, undergraduates, current practitioners, returning students, and those who are changing careers
  • Our research connects us to a community of scholarship and positively impacts teaching and learning
  • Our focus on inclusive excellence draws students to the PSU College of Education