Traditional Certification Route (OR)

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The traditional certification route applies to those who has graduated from a teacher preparation program and met all of the certification requirements. Initially, the applicants can qualify for the Preliminary License. The early career teachers can advance to the Professional Teaching License. The Professional Teaching License has two separate requirements: Experience and Advanced Professional Development (APD). Teachers may meet the experience requirement for the Professional Teaching License with either four full years (at least 135 days) or 0.5 to 0.99 FTE for six years. The Professional Teaching License signifies that the educator is an experienced teacher who has successfully demonstrated an advanced level of educator knowledge and skills.

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State Information
State: Oregon
Contact Name: Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC)
Contact Phone: (503) 378-3586
Contact Email: [email protected]
For more information please visit the state website:

Last updated on: January 27, 2021
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