Professional Licensure Disclosures

Some career fields require a professional license, certificate, certification, or endorsement for employment in a particular occupation or profession. In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, following guidance from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC), the University of Oregon (UO) provides information regarding professional licensure and certification related to UO programs in fields that typically require professional licensure. Each state may have differing requirements for licensure in a given occupation and not all states recognize educational programs from other states in the same way. 

Before beginning a program of study with the intent to be professionally licensed for employment within a U.S. state or territory, review the related information for UO programs below. Note that directly contacting the state or territory where you plan to seek licensure will ensure you have the most up-to-date information about requirements and will allow you to confirm whether the UO program you are considering meets those requirements. Likewise, because state and territory regulations can change, it is wise to monitor these requirements regularly, throughout your studies, to ensure changes will not impact your licensure plans. In cases where UO cannot confirm that the educational requirements for licensure will be met for a given state, the program may still meet all or a portion of educational requirements for that state. We recommend contacting the licensing agency directly for confirmation. Please reach out as directed below to get contact information for licensing boards in your state. 

To learn more, review the licensure information for UO programs of interest:

College of Education

Master of Arts or Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences – The master of science and master of arts programs in speech-language pathology at the University of Oregon are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association but each state/territory maintains its own requirements for licensure as a speech-language pathologist and audiologist. At the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. You may reach out to Samantha Shune, Program Director Communication Disorders and Sciences, 541-346-2480, cds@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

Students who plan to practice as speech-language pathologists outside Oregon need to familiarize themselves with licensure requirements in the state they would like to practice. Students who plan to practice outside of Oregon, after they graduate, should set up a meeting with the Director of Clinical Education no later than their second term to set up a plan to ensure that they meet any additional requirements.

Master of Arts, Master of Science, or Master of Education in Special Education (Early intervention licensure) – The early intervention/early childhood special education master’s and licensure program prepares professionals to help children birth through 5 years with disabilities to succeed. This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for teacher educator licensure in Oregon and the preliminary teaching license is granted by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. Licensure is required for EI/ECSE specialists serving children birth to five years of age in public school programs in Oregon, including Education Service Districts. 

Each state/territory maintains its own licensure requirements and at the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. You may reach out to Jantina Clifford, Program Coordinator, 541-346-2599, jantinac@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

Master of Arts, Master of Science or Master of Education in Special Education (K-12 Licensure) – The generalist (K-12) licensure program prepares professionals to help children and youth with disabilities succeed. This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for teacher educator licensure in Oregon and the preliminary teaching license is granted by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. Licensure is required for EI/ECSE specialists serving children birth to five years of age in public school programs in Oregon, including Education Service Districts. 

Each state/territory maintains its own licensure requirements and at the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. You may reach out to Elisa Jamgochian, Program Coordinator, 541-346-5185, ejamgoch@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

Master of Science and PhD School Psychology - Both the School Psychology doctoral and master’s (specialist-level) programs are accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists and are approved by the Oregon Teachers Standards and Practices Commission for the educational licensure of school psychologists in the state of Oregon. The doctoral program is also accredited by the American Psychological Association.          

Each state/territory maintains its own licensure requirements and at the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. You may reach out to Alyssa Warnick-Hesse, Academic Program Coordinator, 541-346-1638, spsy@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

Master of Science in Curriculum and Teacher Education (multiple tracks) - The curriculum and teacher education (CTED) program is for individuals who currently hold an Oregon teaching license, and wish to add to their knowledge by adding a master’s degree or licensure endorsement. Endorsement programs are available to educators who hold a preliminary or professional Oregon teaching license. Out-of-state educators need to apply for an Oregon teaching license prior to acceptance into an endorsement program.

Each state/territory maintains its own licensure requirements and at the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure, certification, or endorsement in other states. You may reach out to Julie Heffernan, Master’s Program and Licensure Director, 541-346-1360, uoteach@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching (multiple tracks) – UOTeach is highly focused one-year teacher licensure program for elementary multiple subjects and middle-high school education subject areas. This program is designed to meet the educational requirements for teacher educator licensure in Oregon and completion of the program encompasses all TSPC (Elementary/Secondary 584-420-0345) and ESOL (standard 584-420-0360) licensure requirements.

Each state/territory maintains its own licensure requirements and at the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure, certification, or endorsement in other states. You may reach out to Julie Heffernan, Master’s Program and Licensure Director, 541-346-1360, uoteach@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

Master of Science in Couples and Family Therapy - the Couples and Family Therapy (CFT) master’s program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and approved by the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. The University of Oregon’s CFT program conforms to COAMFTE standards 12.0 educational requirements and meets or exceeds all educational requirements for MFT licensure in Oregon. However, although most states set their licensure educational standards according to CFT Student Handbook and COAMFTE guidelines, it is possible that moving to a state outside of Oregon may require additional coursework in order to pursue a license.

At the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure, certification, or endorsement in other states. You may reach out to Bernice Ofori-Parku, Academic Program Coordinator, 541-346-0909, cft@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

PhD in Counseling Psychology – The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Graduates work as professors and researchers in university academic departments and research institutes and centers and as licensed psychologists in college and university counseling centers, mental health agencies, hospitals, the federal prison system, and private practice settings.

Each state/territory maintains its own licensure requirements and at the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. You may reach out to Danette Roberson, Academic Program Coordinator, 541-346-9148, cpsy@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

School of Music and Dance

Bachelor of Music in Music Education – The University of Oregon Bachelor of Music in music education (BMME) is a comprehensive program that offers students numerous clinical opportunities in our innovative Teaching Laboratory and in area public schools. Successful completion of the program enables students to receive certification to teach in Oregon with a license granted by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Each state/territory maintains its own licensure requirements and at the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. You may reach out to Melissa Brunkan, Associate Professor and Head of Music Education, 541-346-3769, mbrunkan@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

Lundquist College of Business

Masters of AccountingOregon CPA Certification Information

he Lundquist College of Business and the School of Accounting are both accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Licensure or certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is not required to work in the field of accounting. However, some employment opportunities may require a CPA license. Passage of the Uniform CPA Exam is a requirement for CPA licensure or certification in all states. Educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam and to apply for a CPA license or certification vary by state. Contact information for State Boards of Accountancy are posted on the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website. At the time of this posting, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure of certification in other states. You may reach out to Robin Clement, Director, Master of Accounting Program, 541-346-3295, rclement@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.

School of Law

Juris Doctor (JD) program –  Consumer Information (ABA Required Disclosures)

The University of Oregon School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association Graduation from law school is only the first step towards becoming a member of a State or Territory’s bar. Bar applicants must also pass the bar exam and meet the character and fitness and other qualifications of the jurisdiction(s) in which they intend to practice law

Completion of the University of Oregon’s Juris Doctor program meets state educational requirements to apply for admission to every state’s bar. However, an individual may be required to complete non-credit courses or exams on state law to be eligible for admission. Applicants should consult the website of the bar organizations in the jurisdiction(s) in which they intend to practice law and familiarize themselves with admission requirements. You may reach out to Megan McAlpin, Director of Academic Excellence, 541-346-3673, mmcalpin@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for bar organizations in your jurisdiction or state.

College of Arts and Sciences

PhD in Clinical PsychologyClinical Training Licensure

As an American Psychological Association and Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System accredited Clinical Training Program, the institution trains students in all the particulars of health service psychology, such that they are equipped to be both excellent scientists and excellent clinicians. It is our expectation that the vast majority of our graduates will obtain professional licensure as a clinical psychologist, and will be able to engage in clinical practice and supervise trainees. However, given that licensure is controlled by individual governmental bodies in all 50 US states and that every jurisdiction may impose their own unique requirements, the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification in any individual state. You may reach out to Lori Olsen, 541-346-5060, lolsen@uoregon.edu to get the contact information for licensing boards in your state.