Become a Teacher
To become a certified teacher in Oregon, you will need to fulfill all prerequisite coursework, teacher preparation, and testing requirements.
Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible, and we are dedicated to updating the site with new information on a regular basis. To stay up-to-date with the latest in teacher certification, please complete the form in the right sidebar.
Alternative CertificationGraduates of accredited colleges or universities whose bachelor’s degree was not in education, and who have not yet earned a traditional teaching license, can still receive an alternative teaching certificate by satisfying certain requirements. Find out more about alternative licensure in Oregon.
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- Incentives to teach in high-needs schools or shortage subject areas: Oregon provides loan forgiveness support for teachers teaching in high needs schools
- Policies in place that articulate elements of effective induction: Oregon has no induction policies in place
- Average Elementary Teacher Salary: The average elementary school teacher in Oregon makes $51,820
- Average Secondary Teacher Salary: The average secondary teacher in Oregon makes$52,180
- Teacher Salary vs. State Average Salary: The average teacher in Oregon makes 140% of the salary of the average worker in Oregon
- Number of Vacation Weeks Per Year: The average teacher in Oregon receives 15 weeks of vacation per year