Alternative Certification Requirements
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Restricted Transitional License: You must have at least a bachelor’s degree to receive this license. You must also agree to be mentored by a teacher in the school district in which you will work.
Limited License: You must have at least an associate’s degree to obtain this license. You must also agree to be mentored by a teacher in the school district in which you will work
Three-Year Professional License: There are no specific educational requirements for this license.
Restricted Transitional License: No examinations are required to obtain this license. However, you must pass the required Basic Skills and Content Area Exams for your licensure area before applying for full teaching licensure.
Limited License: No examinations are required to obtain this license.
Three-Year Professional License: You pass an examination by an Instructor Appraisal Committee to earn this license.
Restricted Transitional License: No experience is mandated for this license, but it is assumed that you have experience in the area in which you have your bachelor’s degree.
Limited License: No experience is required for this license.
Three-Year Professional License: You must have experience as a technician, journeyman, or in management to obtain this license.
Criminal History Background Check
All applicants for alternative licensure in Oregon must complete fingerprinting and a criminal history background check. Your employing school district will provide you with a fingerprint card, which you will take to your local law enforcement agency, along with the Fingerprint Handler Form. The fingerprint handler will complete the form and card and return it to you in a sealed envelope. This must be mailed to TSPC with your licensure application.
For more information on alternative pathways to teacher licensure in Oregon, contact the TSPC at 503-378-3586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.