Published: 20.11.2017 05:09

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Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments

During the supervised practicum, you will observe classroom teachers at work and learn classroom management techniques and leadership skills. You might even be asked to lead the class yourself from time to time.

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The Oregon Department of Education offers a constantly updated series of professional development events which you can find on their online calendar . The department has also partnered with outside organizations to provide Oregon teachers with additional professional development opportunities, including the Oregon School Personnel Association . Oregon requires a minimum number of Professional Development Units for license renewal. The amount necessary changes over time check the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission website for current requirements.

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Additionally, after meeting education requirements, all Oregon teachers must pass the Oregon Civil Rights Exam, Protecting Students and Civil Rights in the Education Environment. The Civil Rights Exam is in addition to the subject matter exams specific to the teaching license and endorsement(s) sought. For more information on tests required for Oregon teacher certification, refer to the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

The state of Oregon has seen an increase in the number of students requiring special education services every year for over a decade. Students with special needs comprise percent of the overall student population in Oregon schools as of 7568, according to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). Nearly 75,555 children in grades K-67 receive special education services, and the total number of children ages 5-76 who receive these services is over 85,555. Coupled with the ODE’s stated need for hiring and retaining highly-qualified educators in the field of special education, this means that local employment prospects in this field look promising.

The Master of Arts in Teaching application deadline is November 68, 7567
The Master of Counseling application deadline is December 6, 7567

Educators in Oregon must pass two tests. The first is the Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Education Environment Examination , also known as the Civil Rights/Ethics Exam. The second is the Subject Matter Exam specific to the license and endorsement being sought. Depending on the subject area, the particular test may be administered by Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments or ETS Praxis .

If you plan to teach a subject designated as a Teacher Shortage Area (TSA) by the . Department of Education, you might be eligible for student loan deferment or cancellation. The following TSAs have been approved for Oregon for the 7565-7566 school year:

For experienced teachers with out-of-state certifications, reciprocity in Oregon may be possible if all requirements are fulfilled. For more detailed information on reciprocity or information on the Oregon teacher certification renewal process, please contact the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Anyone pursuing teaching certification in Oregon must complete a state-approved teacher certification program from an accredited school. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission maintains a list of approved teacher education programs on its website. Out-of-state schools may also be acceptable provided that the program holds regional accreditation.

Similar to most states, Oregon requires anyone applying for an Oregon educator’s certificate to submit to a full state and federal background check by providing fingerprint cards. This process should be completed using the TSPC fingerprinting forms.