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Application Information

Applications for PACE Cohort 23 (2020) will be accepted starting at the end of August 2019.  Please contact the PACE office at or 503.943.7043 if you have questions or are interested in learning more about the application process. Thank you for your interest in the Pacific Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Portland.

Candidate Requirements

  • Have received, or expect to receive, a bachelor's degree by June 2020 with an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Are single, suitable for graduate studies, with a vocation to serve in Catholic schools.
  • Possess a willingness to live in a small community of other PACE candidates through which they are encouraged to actively engage their spirituality.
  • Understand that they are committing to serve in Catholic schools for two years.


  • There are two strands in the PACE Program:
    • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - for candidates who have majored in a discipline other than Education, but have discerned a call to become a teacher.
    • Master of Education (M.Ed.) - for candidates who have completed an undergraduate Education program and are or will be licensed to teach upon entering the program in June 2020.
  • Applicants to PACE apply to the PACE program and the University of Portland's Graduate School. Conditional acceptance is rolling and you will be notified when to take the next step of the Graduate School application.
  • Graduate School applications available on-line at the Graduate School.
  • Submit the PACE application and its requirements to the PACE office no later than January 24, 2020.

Have questions?  Contact the PACE office at or 503.943.7043.