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Division of Teacher Education

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in Education

Undergraduate initial license and Post-baccalaureate initial license

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The undergraduate program leads to a bachelor's degree. The post-baccalaureate program is for those who already hold a bachelor's degree but want to earn the first (initial) teaching license. The 38-43 credit hour undergraduate/post-baccalaureate program is a full-time format, taking three terms to complete.

Both programs offer initial licensure with authorization available in the following levels:

  • Early Childhood - age 3 through grade 4
  • Early Childhood/Elementary - age 3 through grade 8
  • Elementary/Middle - grades 3 through 9
  • Middle/High School - grades 5 through 12
  • High School - grades 9 through 12

The program meets both on campus and in public schools for your student teaching experience. Summer session is not utilized for these courses. During the first term, candidates may take an additional course outside of the professional program. During the final two terms, the rigorous professional program requires full time involvement in teacher education.

You can start the program during either fall or winter terms. Applications are due two terms prior to the starting term and careful planning, test completion and documented experiences are required in preparation to meet the application deadline. Please come by the Education Office (ED 202) and pick up an application packet as soon as possible.

Note: If you already hold a bachelor's degree and want to;
1.) teach at the high school level, and
2.) earn an initial teaching license, and
3.) earn a master's degree
Then please visit WOU Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Andrea Carano, Undergraduate Program Adviser
caranoa@wou.edu . 503-838-8675 . Education Building Room 114

Bill Hamlin, Post-baccalaureate Adviser
hamlinw@wou.edu . 503-838-8704 . Education Building Room 114


Division of Teacher Education 503-838-8471 | or e-mail: education@wou.edu
Location: Ed 202H

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