Whether teaching is a goal you’ve always wanted to pursue or a second career you’re ready to dive into, Corban’s Graduate Teacher Licensure (GTL) program will prepare you to teach any age group from early childhood to high school in a public or private school setting.
The GTL program is designed for those who have an accredited bachelor’s degree but haven’t completed a course of study in education. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible for a Preliminary Oregon Teaching License and on your way to becoming a professional educator.
At Corban, we believe in a holistic model of education. Our professors offer a balance of professional experience with a strong understanding of research and theory. You’ll be equipped to enter the classroom with the tools and confidence you need to be an effective teacher.
The GTL program is nationally accredited by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). This full accreditation acknowledges that the program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to maintain quality.
Corban is dedicated to equipping teachers to engage their students toward academic success, implement best practices in teaching, and be effective with Common Core standards. Practicums and classroom exposure early in the program allow you to gain practical experience right away, better preparing you for the road ahead. These opportunities help you understand education from the professional’s perspective and reaffirm your desire to teach a certain age level or subject area.
Those who complete the Graduate Teacher Licensure program will be prepared to pursue their Preliminary Teaching License through TSPC. Corban offers Elementary or Secondary Authorizations, with the following content area endorsements:
- Elementary – Multiple Subjects
- Music Education K-12
- Physical Education K-12
- English Language Arts
- English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
- Foundational Language Arts
- Foundational Mathematics
- Foundational Science
- Foundational Social Studies
- Secondary Biology
- Secondary Health
- Secondary Language Arts
- Secondary Math
- Secondary Social Studies
This completely online program offers a flexible, hybrid course structure that mixes scheduled meetings with work you’ll complete on your own schedule so you can balance life and graduate coursework. Scheduled meetings allow you to connect with faculty and your cohort, and these dates will be provided at the beginning of the term for easy scheduling. The majority of your coursework will be completed online when it works for you.
- Completely online program.
- Courses are a hybrid of scheduled meetings and flexible coursework.
- Finish in as few as 16 months.
- Access to your professors through email and virtual meetings.
- Flexible student-teaching opportunities.
- Virtual classroom observations.
- Accelerated format of 29-30 credits cuts down on tuition costs and gets you in the classroom faster.
Our instruction is Bible-centered and communicated in a caring environment that encourages scholarly and intellectual inquiry and Christ-like servant leadership. Completing this program will allow the student to apply for an Oregon Teaching License. Throughout the process, students will:
- Write a Personal Biblical Philosophy of Education.
- Differentiate between the various teaching and learning theories.
- Demonstrate effective instructional planning, the use of teaching strategies that reflect an understanding of individual student differences.
- Design and implement assessment strategies that provide an analysis of the progress and needs of all students.
- Demonstrate characteristics of a teaching professional that include a collaborative mindset, ability to receive constructive criticism, and commitment to positive professional relationships.
- Design instruction that values the characteristics of academically and culturally diverse populations of students.
At Corban, we believe in teaching what we know from firsthand experience—not just from theory. Our Graduate Education faculty have real world experience as elementary, middle, high and international school teachers in a variety of subjects, and in both faith-based and public school settings. They’ve also been ESOL and Reading Specialists, administrators and program directors in addition to their expertise at the college level.
Corban faculty have a passion for teaching and for helping others develop as teachers. Because they have been in your shoes, they can offer wisdom and practical teaching tools that really work.
Meet Corban’s Education Faculty
- Dr. Aaron Imig – Dean, School of Education
Secondary Education, Coaching
- Prof. Rebecca Alburn – Assistant Professor of Education
Secondary Education, Language Arts
- Dr. Kristin Dixon – Professor of Education
Leadership, Secondary Education
- Dr. Rachael Harms – Assistant Professor of Education
- Dr. Jen Kleiber – Associate Professor of Education
Elementary Education, ESOL
- Prof. Angela Sotelo – Assistant Professor of Education
Elementary Education, ESOL
Tuition & Credits
Cost per credit: $605
Program credits: 29 (secondary authorization) or 30 (elementary authorization)
By concentrating on the courses required for licensure, the GTL program’s accelerated format cuts down the number of credits and ultimately the cost associated with becoming an Oregon teacher. You’ll take only 29-30 credits, and up to 12 of those credits can transfer to Corban’s Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.).
You can find complete cost information, including fees and financial aid options, on our School of Education Tuition & Aid page.