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New Elementary Education Adult Degree Program in Portland Prepares Students to Teach in Oregon

Newberg, Ore. (Vocus) October 28, 2010

George Fox University will introduce an elementary education degree program for operating adults at its Portland Center location, with the very first cohort scheduled to begin course perform in the fall of 2011.

Applications for admission to the component-time bachelor?s degree program are now getting accepted. The 41-credit-hour main gives course operate that prepares students to apply for the Initial I Teaching License, with authorization to teach in Oregon in both public and private schools at the early childhood (ages 3-four) and elementary (grades 3-8) levels.

The plan?s format is designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults, with classes scheduled one particular night per week and one particular Saturday per month at the Portland Center close to Tigard, situated at 12753 S.W. 68th Ave., Suite 222, in Portland. An info meeting about the program is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Portland Center.

Among the admission specifications is the completion of 62 semester hours of transferrable credit produced up of common education and electives and passing scores on either the California Standard Educational Expertise Test (CBEST) or Praxis 1 Pre-Expert Skills Test (PPST).

Some classes are provided in a hybrid format, which combines face-to-face classroom time with on the internet courses. The curriculum also contains opportunities to operate in the field, sending students into elementary schools to offer quality student-teaching experiences.

Those who enroll are a part of a little, supportive cohort consisting of no more than 20 men and women. Significant classes are completed with the exact same group of students, permitting colleagues to give motivation and help via the method. Students normally complete the degree in five or six semesters.

As an option, students may possibly add the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement to the elementary/early childhood authorization if they meet the testing and course perform needs in a content area and take the required courses.

To find out far more about the system, including cost and admissions information, contact admissions counselor Kristie DeHaven at 503-554-2266 or go to the university?s adult degree applications internet site.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as the top Christian college in the Pacific Northwest and among the top rated three Christian colleges in the nation. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & Planet Report as a very first tier national university. A lot more than three,400 students attend classes on the university?s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor?s degrees in much more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master?s and doctoral degrees.

Kristie DeHaven
Admissions Counselor

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