American Indian Languages Teacher License (OR)

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American Indian Languages Teacher License (OR)

Description
An American Indian languages teaching license qualifies the holder to accept a teaching position in a school district, public charter school, education service district, community college or public university listed in ORS.

License Valid for 3 Years
Applicant must have teaching assignment.
Employment: Required

State Information
State: Oregon
Contact Phone: 503-378-3586
Contact Email: contact.tspc@state.or.us
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.tspc.oregon.gov/licensure/licensure.asp

Notes
A holder of an American Indian languages teaching license who does not also have a teaching license issued under ORS may not teach in a school district or education service district any subject other than the American Indian language the holder of the license is approved to teach by the tribe.

There are 7 active American Indian Languages Teacher Licenses.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:

Notes
No college required.

The commission may not require an applicant to hold a specific academic degree, to complete a specific amount of education or to complete a teacher education program to receive an American Indian languages teaching license.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Other Exam(s):

Notes:
American Indian Languages Teacher Endorsements include:
Cayuse/Nez Perce, Chinuk Wawa, Ichishkiin, Klamath, Numu, Umatilla, Walla Walla

There are 9 Tribes recognized in Oregon: Burns Paiute Tribe, Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw; Coquille Indian Tribe; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians; Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde; Klamath Tribes; Confederated Tribes of Siletz; Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Reservation; Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District
Form at: http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Forms_and_Instruct.aspx
Form Mailing Address:
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
250 Division St NE
Salem, OR 97301

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Renewable
See the link for required forms: http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Forms_and_Instruct.aspx

An American Indian languages teaching license shall be valid for 3 years and may be renewed upon application from the holder of the license.
Professional development is required.
Contact Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for more information.

Notes:
Joint application required. Once an applicant is hired on by district, they must co-apply.

Regular C-1 application and payment is required.
Fingerprint Handler Sheet required. Processing fee $57.00

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
As used in this subsection, technical assistance program means a program provided to an American Indian languages teacher by a licensed teacher with 3 or more years of teaching experience. A technical assistance program may include direct classroom observation and consultation, assistance in instructional planning and preparation, support in implementation and delivery of classroom instruction, and other assistance intended to enhance the professional performance and development of the American Indian languages teacher.

The holder of an American Indian languages teaching license who does not also have an administrative license, teaching license or registration issued under Oregon Law, and who is employed by a school district, public charter school or education service district shall participate in a technical assistance program with a person holding a teaching license issued by the commission. The technical assistance program shall meet the guidelines specified in Oregon Law.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:50:05 PM


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