Adding Endorsements

TSPC Endorsements to Preliminary Teaching License (TSPC 584-210-0030)

When possible, obtaining added subject area endorsements is beneficial to your hiring process and career. The UOTeach Mid-High study plan is structured around you obtaining licensure in your primary endorsement area with the opportunity for you to take required coursework for adding additional subject area endorsements through the following paths:

1.Post-licensure Added Endorsement Path: This path is regulated through TSPC and generally provides greater leeway around academic preparation but still requires that you pass the subject area ORELA test and take at least one related methods course. The e-licensure application to add the endorsement(s) can be submit after becoming licensed.

2. In-Program Added Endorsement Path: This path requires that you meet the academic preparation and subject area test requirements and submit an Application to Add In-Program Endorsement form (below). Application for the endorsement is included in your initial state and COE licensure application. 


It is advantageous to take a method course in at least one additional subject area if you have a foundational knowledge base for that subject area. However, Mid-High program candidates are eligible to enroll in any Mid-High methods course, regardless of academic preparation. 


1. Post-Licensure Added Endorsement Path

Evidence of Content Knowledge and Pedagogy Skills 584-220-0015 In-Program Prep: Three easy steps to be eligible for post-licensure added endorsements you will need:

  1. Enroll in at least one added endorsement area subject method course
  2. Obtain subject area ORELA score of 220 prior to applying to TSPC to add endorsement
  3. Apply to TSPC for the additional endorsement – after receiving your primary license, you will be able to apply to TSPC to add endorsement

B. District Support

  1. Obtain sponsorship from within the district you are working to complete a practicum (district will complete TSPC PEER form)
  2. Obtain ORELA score of 220 prior to applying to TSPC to add endorsement subject area
  3. Apply to TSPC for the additional endorsement – after receiving your primary license, you will be able to apply to TSPC to add endorsement

C. Pursue Additional Program Completion

  1. Enroll in approved teacher preparation program
  2. Complete a practicum and edtpa in the new endorsement area.
  3. Obtain ORELA score of 220 prior to applying to TSPC to add endorsement subject area
  4. Apply to TSPC for the additional endorsement – after receiving your primary license, you will be able to apply to TSPC to add endorsement

NOTE: A Preliminary Teaching License is considered a first-issued license for 30 days after issuance. On the 31st day after issuance, the license becomes an “existing” Preliminary Teaching License for the purpose of adding endorsements, as provided in Division 220. 

2. In-Program Added Endorsement Path

Candidates with the academic background looking to pursue adding in-program endorsements must complete this application form and provide documentation of all applicable courses, a passing content ORELA test, and field placement capacity. Students pursuing the in-program added endorsement agree to take related subject methods courses and complete additional student practicum.

The in-program added endorsement path requires students

  1. Meet prior academic preparation standards
  2. Provide evidence of a passing ORELA score by August 15
  3. Enroll in the second methods course both fall and winter terms
  4. Work with the Mid-High Practicum Coordinator to complete a field placement

To apply for an added endorsement, attend the Endorsement Overview Meeting (June 28) and submit the following form to uoteach@uoregon.edu no later than July 15. See Added Endorsement Path 1 & 2 FAQ