Oregon Teacher Education Programs

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Oregon Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Oregon. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Oregon, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.


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It is difficult to ignore the importance of teachers in Oregon. From kindergarten through high school, students spend at least 40 hours in school per week—the equivalent of a full-time job, and for many of them, more time than they spend with their parents. A strong teacher can provide education, support, and guidance. These skills are of particular value now, when Oregon students are struggling to meet Common Core standards.

Educators of all grade levels are banding together to help students meet and even exceed these standards. Considering a career in education? Take the first step and learn more about teaching programs in Oregon.

Teacher Education in Oregon

Becoming a licensed teacher in Oregon can be a fairly lengthy process, but it is worth all the work. First, you have to prove that you have the base level of knowledge required for a teaching program by passing the PRAXIS exam. From there, you can move into a certificate, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or PhD program in teaching. Finally, you must pass the PRAXIS II to get your license to practice.

The classes you take to become a teacher and prepare for the licensing exam are decided by which degree you pursue. If you want to go into elementary education, you must have a broad understanding of subjects and teaching techniques. To that end, you may take classes like Foundational Studies in Teaching, Practical Skills in Teaching, Classroom Management Techniques, Cultural Diversity in Schooling, and Childhood Development for Teaching Professionals. In your final semester of school, you work full-time hours as a student teacher.

By looking into private organizations, government agencies, and your school's financial aid department, you may find a variety of scholarships and grants. The Oregon PTA awards full tuition scholarships for Oregon teachers.

Teaching Careers in Oregon

If you want to really immerse yourself in the field of education, it is important to have strong connections with other teachers and administrators. It is much easier to learn from other education professionals when you join an organization like the Oregon Education Association, which hosts annual seminars and conferences.

You may discover that your job outlook varies throughout the state. Overall, the demand for elementary school teachers is expected to grow 13% by 2022 (O*Net, 2015). In this time period, they report a predicted 12% growth for secondary school teachers (O*Net, 2015).

  • Elementary School Teachers in Oregon: $57,020 per year (BLS, 2015)
  • Secondary School Teachers in Oregon: $57,610 per year (BLS, 2015)
  • Post-Secondary Teachers in Oregon: $53,590 per year (BLS, 2015)