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Master of Education (MEd) - Portland, Oregon

Meet Ryan Alice, UP School of Education's undergraduate and Master of Education alumnus. Ryan has been teaching for over 6 years. He is currently teaching math at Union High School.

The master of education (MEd) degree program offered on the University of Portland campus is designed for practicing educators to continue building upon professional knowledge and experience. All MEd students combine a 15-hour core of professional knowledge and research courses with a 21-hour program specialty area.  Click on the specialty area options below for more information.

Our tuition rate for education graduate students is highly competitive with other programs in the area.  For the latest tuition information, please visit our graduate tuition rates and scholarships page.

Please see the Graduate School's Application Requirements webpage for details about the application requirements.  Questions about enrolling should be directed to Anne Rasmussen at or 503.943.8257.  

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MEd Specialty Options

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Reading Intervention Endorsement

The reading intervention endorsement advances teachers' abilities to provide reading instruction and to diagnose and remediate reading problems in diverse instructional settings.


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Special Education Generalist Endorsement

The special education generalist endorsement advances teachers' abilities to assess special needs children and develop and design appropriate instructional support for these children. 


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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement advances teachers' abilities to provide assessment, instruction, and evaluation of English language learners. 


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Preliminary Administrator License (Pre-AL)

The Preliminary Administrator License (Pre-AL) provides experience in addressing the leadership and management needs of contemporary schools and districts for individuals seeking to become first-time administrators. 


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The neuroeducation specialty option provides professionals an opportunity to study the relationship between the brain, the mind, and translational applications.