Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile

Teacher License Reciprocity: State Profile - Oregon


 


Description Citation/Link
State certification / licensure website http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/index.aspx
State information on reciprocity https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Out_of_State.aspx
Has the state signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement? Yes. Oregon is a participant in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.
Does the state have full reciprocity by statute for out-of-state teachers? No. Or. Admin. R. 584-210-0060
Does the state have additional coursework requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? No.
Does the state provide a test-out or other exemption option for coursework requirements? N/A. The state does not have additional coursework requirements in place.
Does the state have additional assessment requirements in place for out-of-state teachers? Yes, but not immediately. Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License, candidates must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary or Professional teaching license, including qualifying for an Oregon endorsement by receiving a passing score on Oregon-approved subject matter tests and passing the required “Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment” exam. A waiver to the subject-matter testing requirements may be provided if the applicant 1) provides evidence of a passing score on a subject-matter test approved by another NASDTEC jurisdiction resulting in licensure in the issuing state, or 2) can prove evidence of academic preparation satisfactory to the Commission and five years of half-time or more teaching the specific subject matter while properly licensed and endorsed in the content area requested. The Reciprocal Teaching License is issued to teachers who have completed an educator preparation program and hold an active and valid non-provisional initial or advanced teaching license in another NASDTEC jurisdiction. The license expires after one year. Or. Admin. R. 584-220-0015
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Does the state have different requirements in place for experienced and inexperienced out-of-state teachers? Yes. Out-of-state candidates with five years of half-time or more teaching experience in the specific subject matter while properly licensed and endorsed in the content area requested may receive a waiver to the subject matter testing requirements if they can prove evidence of academic preparation satisfactory to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. Or. Admin. R. 584-220-0015
Does the state require out-of-state teachers with experience provide evidence of effectiveness? No.
Does the state provide special reciprocity for out-of-state teachers with advanced credentials? Yes. Oregon has two main licensure levels: Reciprocal Teaching License (for out-of-state transfers only), Preliminary and Professional Teaching License. If an applicant with a valid and active non-provisional out-of-state license from a NASDTEC jurisdiction fully qualifies for an advanced license, the applicant may bypass the Reciprocal Teaching License and apply immediately for a comparable license. In order to do so, the applicant must meet the prescribed eligibility requirements for a Reciprocal Teaching License as well as the requirements for the advanced license. Or. Admin. R. 584-210-0060
Does the state provide special reciprocity (or other supports) for military spouses? Yes. Oregon will expedite licensing (process an application in two work days) for a military spouse if a school district requests the expedited service and can provide evidence that the candidate meets all of the requirements for licensure. Or. Admin. R. 584-200-0040

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