Visiting International Teacher License (OR)

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Visiting International Teacher License (OR)

Description
The Visiting International Teacher License is for those with skills and experience in areas of critical shortage. It is only valid for teaching with the requesting employer only at the designated grade authorization levels and Content Language requested by the employer and listed on the license.

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
A letter from the co-applying district specifying the grade levels and Content Language in which the district would like the applicant to teach and a brief description of the plan for supervision and mentoring the district has in place including the name of the mentor assigned to the applicant once licensed.

Evidence that the teacher is NOT a resident of the United States and is working here under a J-1 Visa required.

For information on J-1 Visa go to:

http://www.cordellhull.org/english/Teacher_Programs/J-1_Teacher_Exchange_Program.asp

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

Prior Certification: Must NOT have Current (STATE) Certification

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:

3 Yrs teaching in Applicant’s Native Country

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
3 in Applicant’s Native Country years.

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 requires the ORELA test. If the Content Language is not tested in the ORELA system, applicants must provide proof of substantial preparation in the Content Language.

— Evidence that the applicant has completed the equivalent of 3 full years, (not less than 27 months) of teaching experience in the applicant’s native country
OR
— Proof of participation in the Cultural Exchange Program in a J-1 Visa status monitored by the Oregon Department of Education. Proof of participation must include verification from the Oregon Department of Education
AND
Proof of passing scores on either Oregon subject-matter tests or tests passed in the applicant’s native country related to the Content Language being taught in the United States.

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
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Teaching License/Certificate/Credential: Required
Accepted with Transcript Evaluation

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
See http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Forms_and_Instruct.aspx

May be renewed 2 times for 1 year each time.

To be eligible for a one-year renewal of the International Visiting Teaching License, an applicant must:

a) Submit an application packet for renewal
b) Submit a PEER form verifying the applicant’s assignment
c) Submit a passing score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics; and
d) Submit a letter from the co-applying school district attesting to the following:

(A) That the teacher’s assignment will remain within the scope of grades and Content Language on the license
(B) The plan for supervision and mentoring remains in place. Any updates i.e. the name of the mentor are documented.

Notes:
District must apply jointly with teacher.

A letter from the co-applying district specifying the grade levels and subject-matter endorsement areas in which the district would like the applicant to teach and a brief description of the plan for supervision and mentoring the district has in place including the name of the mentor assigned to the applicant once licensed.
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 4:37:50 PM


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