If you’re looking to become a teacher in Oregon but hold a bachelor’s degree in a different field, there are several options available in the state that will allow you to become a certified teacher in a short period of time. Here is a look at the programs offered and what you need to know to apply.
Program Mission and Overview The NCLB Alternative Route Teaching License program allows prospective teachers to earn a teaching certificate valid for three years in the district the candidate teaches. College-level coursework must be completed to advance to a permanent teaching degree.
Eligibility and How to Apply Candidates must:
Have a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education.
Demonstrate subject competency through:
Passing a TSPC-approved skills test.
Having an undergraduate degree or coursework in a core subject area.
Having a graduate degree in a core subject area.
Obtain employment through an Oregon school district. Candidates must co-apply with the hiring district.
Work with the employing school district to determine where to attend courses and which courses are required
Financial Information Tuition and fees vary depending on the institution candidates choose to attend.
Program Mission and Overview The Restricted Transitional Teaching License allows prospective teachers to earn a temporary license, valid for three years, so they can gain hands-on experience teaching under a mentor. While candidates teach with the temporary license, they fulfill course requirements to earn an initial license to become a certified teacher.
Program Mission and Overview This program is designed to offer teaching certification to individuals who want to teach in an area that is considered to be more of an extra-curricular or vocational subject, such as dance, computer technology and certain foreign languages. This license can be issued only by the school that needs a specialized teacher.
Eligibility and How to Apply
Candidates interested in this licensing program must have at least an associate’s degree from an accredited institution.
Candidates must obtain employment with an Oregon school district. The school district must provide evidence as to why they cannot hire a fully certified teacher to fulfill this role.
Prospective teachers co-apply with the school district where they will work. No additional coursework is required.
Financial Information The cost of this program is limited to the licensing fee of $120.