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Teacher Education

Portland State University teacher and child

Oregon University System (OUS) institutions offer a wide variety of teacher preparation programs. The OUS has produced an advising guide “How to Become an Oregon Teacher” to assist pre-college, community college, college, and university students, advisors, and faculties in understanding the admission and program requirements in becoming an educator in Oregon. OUS also develops and coordinates policy directives related to teacher education.

Getting Started

Teacher Licensure Questions

Contact the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), the Oregon state agency that awards educator licenses, at (503) 378-3586.

System-wide and Collaborative Projects

See Teacher Education Policy Initiatives.

    OUS Colleges/Schools of Education

    Other Institutions with Oregon Teacher Preparation Programs

    Oregon’s 17 Community Colleges

    Many students choose to transfer into Teacher Preparation programs from Oregon community colleges.