Getting a Job as a Teacher in Oregon
Do you want to work as a teacher in the great state of Oregon? If that’s the case, you have come to the correct place. A short article on the processes of becoming a teacher in Oregon may be found below.
Step 1: Complete a Teacher Preparation Program that has been Approved (not obligatory)
Educators must have at least a bachelor’s degree to teach in the United States. To get certification in the state of Oregon, students must finish a state-approved teacher training program. Oregon, unlike several other states in the United States, does not need extra college courses. In Oregon, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission approves teacher education programs. The commission looks at course syllabi, faculty CVs, and other materials while evaluating programs. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission maintains a comprehensive list of teacher education programs approved by the state.
Step 2: Pass the Requisite Exams
In Oregon, teachers must pass two tests. The Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam is the very first exam, and the Subject Matter Exam is the next. Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments or ETS Praxis may or may not conduct the test.
The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission issues a variety of teaching credentials based on the applicant’s degree of competence. Only new educators who have completed an accredited teacher training program are eligible for the Preliminary Teaching License. It is only valid for three years and cannot be extended. When the Initial Teaching Certification of the educators expires, they should apply for the Professional Teaching License. It is good for five years and is renewable.
Step 3: Fill out an application for an Oregon teaching credential
Acquire a preliminary application package here when you’re interested in applying for your Oregon teaching credential. Official transcripts from your college teacher preparation program, as well as a Program Completion Report, filled out by authorities from your college teacher preparation program endorsing your licensing, may be required. Complete the three-page application, sign it, and submit it to the Oregon TSPC within 60 days. It should be mailed to Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, 250 Division Street NE, Salem, OR 97301. The TSPC may take a couple of weeks to complete your application for certification.