University of Portland Online Endorsements & Certificates

University of Portland Online Endorsements & Certificates

The University of Portland has a long tradition of preparing outstanding educators through its nationally recognized and accredited programs. We are committed to empowering educators with specialized knowledge, attitudes, and skills, offering a variety of online teaching endorsement and certificate programs. The mission of the University of Portland’s online endorsements and certificates is to assist educators in meeting the needs of all learners.

This online teaching certificate program meets the state educational requirements for the endorsement and certificate license option in Oregon. Our faculty members are nationally recognized for their dedication to building skills and continuing their education throughout their careers. Take advantage of our online endorsements and certificates and partner with our talented faculty to achieve educational goals of your own.

University of Portland has not determined whether the program meets the requirements for other states, but can do so on a case by case basis. Please contact Anne Rasmussen if you have questions about a state not listed above.

Anne Rasmussen
Academic Specialist for Graduate Programs & Licensure

Nationally Recognized Faculty

Faculty at the School of Education continue to maintain their teaching credentials, each having followed a pathway from P-12 classroom to the highest level of scholarship and teaching. Our program is designed for practicing educators to continue building upon professional knowledge and experience.

Reading and Dyslexia Faculty

Katie Danielson is an assistant professor in the School of Education. Prior to coming to the University of Portland, she as a post-doctoral fellow at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Her research and work focus on early childhood language and literacy, ambitious literacy instruction, teacher education, and the integration of justice into practice. She is particularly interested in understanding the connections between teacher educator pedagogy and subsequent candidate enactment with culturally and linguistically diverse children in early childhood and elementary contexts. Among other journals, her work has appeared in the American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Teacher Education, and Teaching and Teacher Education. Danielson received her PhD from the University of Washington, her EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her BA from the University of Puget Sound. She began her career in education as a teacher in San Francisco, CA, and Denver, CO.

Myers_ProfileAnna Moriah Myers is an assistant professor in the School of Education. She is an 18-year veteran public school teacher. Her research and work centers on reading interventions and teacher preparation. She is acutely interested in dyslexia interventions that use multimodal instructional strategies. She is a certified Dyslexia Therapist through the International Dyslexia Association. Her publications have appeared in Remedial and Special Education, Intervention School and Clinic, and College Teaching. She is an active presenter and has presented her work across the nation for the International Dyslexia Association, the Council for Learning Disabilities, The Council of Exceptional Children, and the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children. Anna received her PhD and MT at the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development. She also received her BA at the University of Virginia's college of Arts and Sciences.

Special Education Generalist Faculty

gillmMegan Gill is an visiting instructor in the School of Education. Her career has been dedicated to creating safe and inclusive classrooms for all students. She specializes in culturally responsive and universally designed instruction, behavior supports, equity-driven schoolwide practices to support the inclusion of diverse populations within special education, and special education process and procedure. Prior to teaching at the University of Portland, Megan worked in the K-21 setting in the Portland area as a high school English teacher, a learning specialist in both self-contained programs and resource rooms, and a special education instructional coordinator. She had graduated from University of Portland with her BS in Secondary Education and English. She has obtained an MA in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is in the process of completing her doctorate at George Fox University in Educational Leadership. She has served in various equity and special education committees and is a member of the NEA AAPI caucus.

English for Speakers of Other Languages Faculty

Hood_ProfileSally Hood is an associate professor in the University of Portland’s School of Education. Sally is a former high school French teacher (eight years), has experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) at all grade levels (four years), and has taught in teacher education programs at the university level for fourteen years. She completed her PhD (2002) in Language Education and Teacher Education at Indiana University. While completing her doctorate, she initiated, planned, and facilitated numerous professional development projects for language teachers in Indiana, and continued this type of work in Eugene, Oregon before coming to UP during the summer of 2005 as a Visiting Professor. At UP, she teaches the World Language Methods course, courses in the Reading Endorsement Program, and courses in the English to Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement Program. Sally regularly supervises World Language student teachers. Sally focuses on classroom-based research, collaborating with language teachers to document and reflect on effective instructional practices for students developing multilingual skills. Sally has also created instructional materials that promote oral language development for students learning world languages in a classroom setting. Currently, Sally is working on developing a Dual Language Specialization that students may elect to pursue as a part of their teacher education preparation. The specialization will provide candidates with expertise to teach in K-12 dual language bilingual education programs.

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