The education of its citizens is one of the most important tasks of any society. The Linfield University Teacher Education Program prepares students to teach effectively, creatively, and with concern for the broad diversity of abilities, cultures, and personalities present in their students.
The Teacher Education Program prepares students to teach at the four authorization levels offered by the State of Oregon’s Initial Teaching License: Early Childhood (age 3 to grade 4); Elementary (grades 3-8); Middle Level (grades 5-10); High School (grades 7-12). Students are encouraged to qualify for two adjacent levels of authorization. Students can complete a bachelor’s degree while simultaneously completing requirements for an Oregon Initial Teaching License.