Alternative Teacher Certification Programs in Oregon

(found programs from 7 schools)

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Oregon is currently facing teacher shortages in the subjects of English language learner education, math, science, and special education. Data compiled by the National Center for Alternative Education shows that approximately 30 percent of Oregon's teachers enter the profession through a non-traditional route.

Oregon does not offer an alternate teacher certification. Instead, the state offers the Oregon Restricted Transitional Certification, which allows candidates to teach before finishing a teacher education program. In order to be eligible, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in a field of study related to the certification area sought. Additionally, candidates must submit to fingerprinting and a background check, and a school district must co-apply for the license and provide a mentor. Finally, while holding the transitional certification, which is valid for three years, the candidate must complete a teacher education program.

Two options you may consider are the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) program or a Masters of Arts in teaching (M.A.T.) degree, such as the one offered by George Fox University. The standard M.A.T. program consists of 36 hours of coursework as well as field experience. ABCTE is a computer-based program designed to help individuals transition into education as long as they have a bachelor's degree.

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