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Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary/Middle School Education

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Chemeketa has developed transfer guides with some of Oregon’s public and private universities offering Elementary/Middle School Education licensure programs. The following offer Bachelor of Arts and/ or Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary/ Middle School Education: Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Eastern Oregon University, Pacific University, Corban University, Concordia University, and Western Oregon University. It Is recommended that students take 200-level language classes. Education majors who are native speakers may take the Spanish of Native Speakers class and test for the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy.

Transfer admission education programs usually require a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 to 3.00.

Program Outcomes

Students completing a 2-year Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree with emphasis in education will be able to:

  • Apply critical thinking to analyze social issues necessary to support the function of public education.
  • Demonstrate culturally responsive pedagogy and integrate social justice into teaching philosophy.
  • Identify the ethics and responsibilities necessary to obtain a professional license in the teaching field and clarify career confirmation.

For discipline outcomes, see General Education Outcomes .

Students planning to teach high school normally work towards a bachelor’s degree in a specific discipline area, such as History or Math. At Chemeketa, students will start with an AAOT that follows a guided pathway in the discipline area (usually at least 6 classes in the discipline area), and additionally take ED 240 , ED 258 , and ED 233  (instead of ED 229 ). Students should also check with the transfer institution to make sure their course taking aligns with the transfer path.

Recommended 90-credit path for Elementary/Middle School Teaching Licensure:

Arts and Letters - Credit Hours: Maximum of 12




Highschool Teachers


Students must take 3 lab science classes


*Recommended for students who are looking for a dual language endorsement.

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