Restricted Transitional Teaching License (OR)

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Restricted Transitional Teaching License (OR)

Description
The Restricted Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree and who have substantial preparation in the subject matter in their teaching area, but have not completed a teacher preparation program.

License Valid for 1 year
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
The license is restricted to specific district and Content Language.

The recipient of the license is required to qualify for the Preliminary Teaching License within three years of the issuance of the Restricted Teaching License.

The District must submit a letter from the employing district describing the particular need in relation to the applicant’s teacher qualifications.

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

Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

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
During the 1st year of teaching, applicant must enroll in a state approved TEP.

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):

Course needed: Show substantial preparation in the Content Language.
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

School District Requirements:
Verification of Search for a Certified Teacher
Confirmation of Mentor
Letter describing the particular need in relation to the applicant’s teacher qualifications.

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: Renewable
Renewal information at http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/renewal.aspx

1st Reissue:
– Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);

– Provide evidence of your admission to and enrollment or pending enrollment in a teacher preparation program

2nd Reissue:
– Have a letter of renewed sponsorship from employing school district; (Provided by your sponsoring district directly to TSPC);

– Provide evidence that you have completed at least 50% of a teacher preparation program.

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

In order to continue teaching, applicant must successfully complete a state approved teacher program within 3 years.

Notes:
Application: Application for Educator License or renewal

The district must agree to provide a mentor and identify that mentor in the letter of application. The district must attest that circumstances prevent hiring a suitable teacher holding an unrestricted full-time license appropriate for the assignment to be filled.
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.

Teacher must agree to terms of certification.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:37:46 PM


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