• Bilingual Teacher Pathways Program


    TTSD is proud to partner with Portland State University in the Bilingual Teacher Pathway (BTP)-a teacher preparation program designed to fill critical shortages of bilingual teachers in the Portland metropolitan area. This is accomplished by recruiting and supporting bilingual/bicultural district employees so they can become licensed teachers. 

    Qualified candidates will be selected based on district recommendations and an application evaluation. Yearly cohorts (a cohort is a group of students that go through the program together) will not exceed 35 students and begin each fall term. To be eligible to apply to the BTP Program, you must:

    • Be employed either part-time or full-time by TTSD.
    • Be eligible for admission to Portland State University – NOTE: If you are a non-native English speaker please be sure to see Portland State University's webpage for information on the TOEFL exam. Remember, you must meet this requirement BEFORE applying for admission to PSU.
    • Be Bilingual/Bicultural
    • Bilingual - Oral and written proficiency at the near native level, evidenced through interview and essay
    • Bicultural - Ability to relate in a socially acceptable manner with members of a cultural group other than your own

    There are up to $13,000 available in scholarships available to qualified candidates (contact Lynda Pullen at gseci@pdx.edu for details).  If interested and you meet the criteria listed above, please contact:

    There is also more information located here: http://www.pdx.edu/ci/bilingual-teacher-pathway