Endorsement | Subject Areas

Subject area endorsements may be added to current Initial or Continuing Teaching Licenses by a combination of coursework and supervised practica. Endorsements may be added in the following subject areas:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Drama
  • World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish)
  • Health
  • Language Arts
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics (basic and advanced)
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science (biology, chemistry, integrated science and physics)
  • Social Studies

Candidates who wish to earn an endorsement in Chinese, Russian or Japanese will have transcripts evaluated during the admissions process. No TSPC test is available for these languages, so candidates will be required to take the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) tests, Oral Proficiency Interview (OP) and Writing Profeciency Test (WPT),a dministered by Language Testing International (LTI). The minimal level of proficiency required for both tests must be Intermediate/High. Tests must be passed prior to the practicum experience.

Academic Procedures

  • Candidates must submit a passing score for the subject area test(s) required by TSPC appropriate to the endorsement area
  • Candidates may not register for the practicum requirement until testing and coursework requirements are fulfilled. In some circumstances, conditional assignments or previous licensed work experience may replace the practicum requirement. Permission of adviser is required to waive the practicum.

Add-On Endorsement Application Form (pdf)

Student Learning Outcomes

Educators recommended for subject area endorsements are prepared to teach specialized content in grades PK-12. Educators recommended for a subject area endorsement become familiar with and apply theories, methods, structures, resources, and technology applications appropriate to subject area curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on teaching English Language Learners. Students recommended for a subject area endorsement are be able to describe pertinent theory and research applicable to subject area teaching and learning, apply various developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate methods and models for subject area teaching, demonstrate through practice an understanding of how to guide learners to accurate conceptual understanding, and develop and apply a variety of teaching, learning and assessment strategies to support subject area academic literacy.


Diana Watkins | Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions | Forest Grove & Woodburn
503-352-1435 | teach@pacificu.edu

Anita Zijdemans-Boudreau | Advanced Programs Coordinator, Forest Grove
541-352-1456 | zijdemans@pacificu.edu

Tracy Conaghan | Assistant Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions | Eugene
541-485-6812 | teacheug@pacificu.edu

Section Select one of the following special methods courses Credit Hrs
EDUC-617 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Business 4
EDUC-618 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Social Studies 4
EDUC-619 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Art 4
EDUC-621 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Drama 4
EDUC-622 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Music 4
EDUC-623 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Language Arts 4
EDUC-624 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Math 4
EDUC-626 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Science 4
EDUC-627 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Health 4
EDUC-642 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: World Languages 4
EDUC-643 Secondary Subject Pedagogy: Physical Education 4
EDUC-654 Clinical Education Practicum 2