Oregon Department of Education
Teacher Standards & Practices Commission
465 Commercial St., NE
Salem, OR 97301
Oregon Department of Education: http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/index.aspx
Teacher Licensure Needed: Yes
Master's Degree Needed: No
Praxis II Library Media Content Test Needed: No
Other Testing Needed: The Teacher Standards and Practice Commission (TSPC) has initiated a redevelopment of the tests that are needed for educator endorsements. However, applicants are required to take a Civil Rights Exam. Oregon does not administer tests directly, but contracts the services.
Description: The licensure is for educational media.
Evaluation Process for Licensure:
Criteria for eligible individuals:
- A 59 hour initial licensure path leads to certification as a school library media specialist, but not a classroom teacher.
- Completion of a master's degree in educational media, with 29 hours in library science and 16 more in advanced educational media
- Adding 29 hours at the master's level to an educational media program by an additional 29 hours at the master's level.
Reciprocity: Oregon follows the Interstate Agreement with the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDEC). However, one must meet the state's requirements for teaching licensure because it is not a law. Further information can be found at http://www.nasdtec.net/?InterstateAgreements.