Licensing for Teachers
Oregon Teaching License and Added Endorsement Application Instructions
Restricted Teaching License for Preservice Candidates
- COVID-19: Check with your faculty program director and Sharon Chinn, director of K-12 Career and Licensing Services, if you are unable to take a required test or the edTPA due to testing center closures. They will have the most current information from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) regarding your options for completing these requirements and/or applying for the Restricted Teaching License in lieu of the Preliminary Teaching License.
- Preliminary Teaching License (Post-Bac)
- Teacher Leader License
- ESOL, Reading Intervention, and Special Education: Generalist Endorsements
- Sample “License Anticipated” Placeholder for Applications (pdf)
National Board Certification
Forms and Transcripts for TSPC Applications
Status of Test and edTPA Scores in WebAdvisor
Contact: Graduate Admissions office
Status of Your Recommendation
Preliminary Teaching License: Shanta Callem, Administrative Specialist, Teacher Education Department
Added Endorsements: Sharon Chinn, K-12 Career and Licensing Services
(Once all Oregon license program requirements, including the edTPA and tests, are complete, you are eligible to be recommended for a full, regular license in any state.)
How Long Do I Have to Apply to TSPC?
TSPC’s rules allow candidates 3-years to apply for their license, endorsement, or specialization following completion of a program. If it has been more than 3-years since completion, candidates will need to meet with a Lewis & Clark Graduate School faculty advisor to determine whether additional course work, testing, and/or field experiences are required, including admission into the current program.
How long will it take TSPC to update my license?
TSPC’s license processing time is approximately 4-12 weeks.
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