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Graduate Teacher Licensure

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.


The GTL program meets the Oregon state requirements for licensure and equips you to enter the classroom with the tools and confidence you need to be an effective teacher-leader. Corban offers authorization levels in Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School and High School, and eight different subject matter endorsements to choose from.

By concentrating on the courses required for licensure, the GTL program cuts down the number of credits and ultimately the cost associated with becoming an Oregon teacher. The accelerated format means you take only 29 credits, and up to 12 of those credits can transfer to Corban’s Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.). This applies to anyone who enrolled in Corban’s GTL program in 2014 or later. GTL courses taken prior to 2014 may not be applied toward the M.S.Ed. program.

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.

See program requirements and course descriptions.


Those who complete the Graduate Teacher Licensure program will be prepared to pursue their Preliminary Teaching License through TSPC. Corban offers the following content areas for endorsements:

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Elementary – Multiple Subjects
  • English Language Arts
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Foundational Mathematics
  • Foundational Science
  • Foundational Social Studies
  • Health
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Reading Intervention
  • Social Studies


Teacher licensure courses are offered in a hybrid of online and evening classes, equipping you for a new career without interrupting your current responsibilities and commitments.

  • Finish in as few as 16 months.
  • Evening courses are one night per week.
  • Student teaching opportunities in eight different school districts.

Program Outcomes

Our instruction is Bible-centered and is 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.

Expert Faculty

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 Intervention 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. Kristin Dixon, Dean of Education & Counseling
Dr. Sang-Eun Dyer, Associate Professor of Education
Dr. Aaron Imig, Associate Professor of Education
Jen Kleiber, Assistant Professor of Education
Alexis Mendez, Assistant Professor of Education
Dr. Jesse Payne, Associate Professor of Education


Courses cost $570 per credit. You can find complete cost information, including fees and financial aid options, on our School of Education Tuition & Aid page.