Initial Teaching (Preliminary) (OR)

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Initial Teaching (Preliminary) (OR)

Description
The Initial Teaching License is the first stage teaching license issued to candidates who have completed a teacher education program or who hold a non-provisional license issued by another state. The license is valid for the subject areas and grade levels at which the teacher is endorsed and authorized to teach.

License Valid for 18 months
Applicants who have completed a certification program Out of State or who hold a current teaching certificate from Out of State
Employment: Not 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
Must pass Oregon State Exams within 18 months.

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

Prior Certification: Either hold certification or have completed certification program.

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. Praxis Core also accepted.

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. Praxis Core also accepted.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program

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:

Exam(s):

Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:

Other Exam(s):

Notes:
State may review transcripts to determine content language proficiency.

Oregon relies on the ORELA test and accepts a limited number of tests from other states. For out of country applicants, transcripts must show substantial preparation in the Content Language.

Out of state reciprocity:
Kansas Exam: Spanish: Content Knowledge & Spanish: World Language is equivalent to the ORELA-NES 401 Spanish

If applicant’s exam is not listed, an applicant may submit exam scores to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission at:
T S P C
250 Division St. NE
Salem, OR 97301-1012

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: Individual
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

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=oregon

Background Check
Required

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Teachers must finish all requirements and apply for an Initial 1 Teaching license.

Notes:

Fingerprint Handler Sheet required. Processing fee $57.00

Transcript evaluation or some other convincing evidence that the applicant holds the equivalent of a U.S. BA or higher degree is required. The transcript and other evidence submitted will be evaluated for Content Language proficiency.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
OPTIONAL: Professional Educator Experience Report (PEER form) verifying your teaching experience. If you have 5 years of teaching in the subject area half time or more on a license valid for the assignment this form is recommended. By submitting verification of 5 years of experience you may be eligible for a transcript evaluation to determine if you are eligible for waiver of the subject matter exam(s). Acceptable experience must have been obtained while holding a license valid for the assignment and an out of state license valid during the 5 years must be submitted. (Verification of the experience does not automatically waive exams.)This form must be received in our office sealed by the school district

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:37:36 PM


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