Oregon Teacher Licensure Requirements

Oregon Teacher Licensure Testing Requirements**

Program

Test

When Required

ECE/Elem

NES Elementary Education - Both subtests are required

  • Subtest I: Reading, English language arts, social studies
  • Subtest II: Mathematics, science, the arts, health and fitness 
Prior to program completion
ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Prior to student teaching (waived for the 2020-2021 academic year)
EdTPA Elementary Literacy with Mathematics Task 4 Prior to program completion (completed during student teaching)

Elem/MS

NES Elementary Education - Both subtests are required

  • Subtest I: Reading, English language arts, social studies
  • Subtest II: Mathematics, science, the arts, health and fitness 

Prior to program completion

Middle Grades Examination - Candidates can choose from any of the following:

  • Middle Grades English/Language Arts
  • Middle Grades General Science
  • Middle Grades Social Science
  • Middle Grades Mathematics

Alternately, candidates may choose to complete a secondary level subject matter exam.

Prior to student teaching
ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Prior to student teaching (waived for the 2020-2021 academic year)
EdTPA Elementary Literacy with Mathematics Task 4 Prior to program completion (completed during student teaching)

MS/HS

Subject Matter Examination - ORELA or Praxis Prior to student teaching
ORELA Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Prior to student teaching (waived for the 2020-2021 academic year)
EdTPA Subject Matter Examination Prior to program completion (completed during student teaching)

Minimum Passing Scores for Oregon Licensure

EdTPA

  • Business Education - 35
  • Elementary Literacy (with Mathematics Task 4) - 42
  • Health Education - 35
  • K-12 Performing Arts - 35
  • Physical Education - 35
  • Secondary English Language Arts - 35
  • Secondary History/Social Studies - 35
  • Secondary Mathematics - 35
  • Secondary Science - 35
  • Special Education: Generalist - 35
  • World Language - 29
  • Visual Arts - 35

NES Elementary Education Examination

  • Subtest I: Reading, English Language Arts, Social Studies - 220
  • Subtest II: Mathematics, Science, The Arts, Health and Fitness - 220

Middle Level Tests

  • Middle Grades English Language Arts - 220
  • Middle Grades General Science - 220
  • Middle Grades Social Science - 220

Middle level tests for language arts, science, and social studies are only valid to teach at the middle school level.

Middle Level Basic Math Endorsement

  • Middle Grades Mathematics (Basic Math) - 220

The Basic Math endorsement is valid to teach any course in middle school or high school at or below Algebra I including Remedial Math; Mathematics; Basic Math; Math Concepts (grades 6-8); Pre-Algebra; Introductory Algebra; Basic Algebra; Algebra I; Competency Mathematics; Consumer Mathematics; General Math I & II; Mathematics Fundamentals; Math Lab; Middle Mathematics Skills; Problem Solving; and other math-related courses at or below the Algebra I level.

Subject Matter Examinations

  • Art - 220
  • Biology - 220
    Note: Valid to teach Biology; Agriculture; Animal Systems; Chemistry; Life Science; Natural Resources; Plant Systems; and Zoology and other specialized courses.
  • Business Education - 220
  • Chemistry - 220
    Note: Valid to teach Chemistry; Integrated Science; Life & Physical Sciences; Physics; Technical Science and other specialized courses.
  • Chinese (Mandarin) - 220
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - 220
  • French - 220
  • German - 220
  • Health - 220
    Note: Valid to teach Health Education; Advanced Health; Food and Fitness; Drug Education; Health Promotion; Health and Wellness Education; Individual Health Projects; Chemical and Substance Abuse Education; Family Living, and other health-related courses or activities.
  • Integrated Science (General Science) - 220
    Valid to teach agriculture; Astronomy; General Biology; Botany; General Chemistry; Earth Science; Integrated Science; Life & Physical Science; Natural Resources; General Physics and other specialized courses.
  • Language Arts/English Language Arts - 220
  • * Marketing 
  • Mathematics, Advanced - 220
    Valid to teach Advanced Algebra; Trigonometry; Pre-Calculus; Calculus; Statistics & Probability; Geometry; Survey Geometry; Trigonometry Analysis; and Other math-related courses. Required to teach above the Algebra I level.
  • Mathematics, Basic - 220
    Valid to teach any course in middle school or high school at or below Algebra I including Remedial Math; Mathematics; Basic Math; Math Concepts (grades 6-8); Pre-Algebra; Introductory Algebra; Basic Algebra; Algebra I; Competency Mathematics; Consumer Mathematics; General Math I & II; Mathematics Fundamentals; Math Lab; Middle Mathematics Skills; Problem Solving, and other math-related courses at or below the Algebra I level.
  • Music - 220
  • Physical Education - 220
    Valid to teach games and sports skills; Gymnastics; Movement; Personal & Social Development; Physical Fitness and Body Development; Rhythms; Adaptive motor skills, and athletic training.
  • Physics - 220
    Valid to teach Astronomy; Chemistry; Integrated Science, Life & Physical Sciences; Meteorology, Physics, Robotics, Technical Science and other specialized courses.
  • * Reading Specialist
  • Social Science - 220
  • Spanish - 220
  • Special Education - 220

Subject Endorsements

  • Marketing, Marketing Education Test No. 10561 - 163
  • Reading Specialist, Test No. 0301 - 164

Subjects for Which No Exam is Required

A transcript evaluation is required to qualify for admission into one of these endorsement programs. In addition, to be recommended for an endorsement in either Japanese or Russian, candidates must achieve a score of Advanced Mid or higher on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview and the Writing Proficiency Test. 

  • Drama
  • Japanese
  • Russian

ORELA Civil Rights

Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Examination - 240

* These tests are currently being offered as part of the Praxis II series through ETS. You can obtain information about test dates, locations, and online registration from Praxis.

** The Pacific University College of Education has made reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained on this page is accurate at the time of publication, but reserves the right to change the state-required testing requirements, regulations, policies or procedures. Although notice is not required for any change to take effect, the University will make reasonable attempts to timely notify students of any changes through web or email announcements, or other methods deemed appropriate by College administration. Students are responsible for understanding all testing requirements and making themselves aware of any changes. The information on this page, as well as any other regulations, polices, or procedures of the College, is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an agreement or contract between Pacific University and students, staff or faculty.

Mandatory Licensure Requirements Disclosure

The United States Department of Education delivered a final rule and in compliance with Federal Regulation, 34 CFR §668.43, the Pacific University College of Education School of Learning and Teaching (SLT) provides the above disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure in teaching.

The determination of meeting the educational requirements for licensure does assume than an individual successfully completes the licensure program and is awarded an undergraduate or graduate degree. This determination is unrelated to state specific requirements that is outside of SLT's control.

This disclosure is only based off of the published requirements from the state of Oregon and is does not guarantee approval or denial of an application. This disclosure is based off of the information as of the date of the publication and does not account for any changes in state law or regulation. It is strongly encouraged to contact the State’s licensing entity to review licensure requirements by state. A list of the state requirements for the preliminary teaching license can be found on the Oregon Secretary of State’s Teaching Licenses webpage.

Pacific University College of Education’s Teacher Licensure Programs are accredited by the State of Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

Pacific University College of Education Teacher Licensure Programs meet the minimum educational standards for teacher licensure in Oregon. Completers of our teacher licensure programs may qualify for license/certificate reciprocity in other states by meeting individual state licensure requirements (i.e., background check, testing, etc.).

Pacific University College of Education has not determined if it meets the educational standards for other states/territories.

Professional Licensure General Disclosure
34 CFR § 664.43(a)(5)(v) and (c)

Pacific University provides this General Disclosure to students prior to enrollment or financial commitment. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Education & Learning (Licensure track), the Bachelor of Education, the Bachelor of Music Education, or Master of Arts in Teaching programs has been compared to the educational requirements for licensure or certification required for employment in each State and US Territory. If the program does not meet, or we are unable to determine that the education program meets the educational requirements, we have provided contact information to the licensing board for that State or Territory.

Students are advised to determine, prior to enrollment, whether the program meets licensure requirements in the State or Territory in which the Student is located.

Pacific University determined the State or Territory in which a Student applicant is located as the physical address as noted on the enrollment application. For Student applicants who are members of any branch of the US Military, Pacific University determined the Student’s location is their legal residence.

Students must provide formal notification to Pacific University when the student’s legal residence has changed to another State or Territory and when the new State or Territory is listed on the table below and is noted as Does Not Meet or Unable to Determine.

 

Meets

Does Not Meet

Unable to Determine

Oregon (OR)

X

 

 

Alabama

 

 

AL

Alaska

 

 

AK

Arizona

 

 

AZ

Arkansas

 

 

AR

California

 

 

CA

Colorado

 

 

CO

Connecticut

 

 

CT

Delaware

 

 

DE

District of Columbia

 

 

DC

Florida

 

 

FL

Georgia

 

 

GA

Hawaii

 

 

HI  

Idaho

 

 

ID

Illinois

 

 

IL

Indiana

 

 

IN

Iowa

 

 

IA

Kansas

 

 

KS

Kentucky

 

 

KY

Louisiana

 

 

LA

Maine

 

 

ME

Maryland

 

 

MD

Massachusetts

 

 

MA

Michigan

 

 

MI

Minnesota

 

 

MN

Mississippi

 

 

MS

Missouri

 

 

MO

Montana

 

 

MT

Nebraska

 

 

NE

Nevada

 

 

NV

New Hampshire

 

 

NH

New Jersey

 

 

NJ

New Mexico

 

 

NM

New York

 

 

NY

North Carolina

 

 

NC

North Dakota

 

 

ND

Ohio

   

OH

Oklahoma

 

 

OK

Pennsylvania

 

 

PA

Rhode Island

 

 

RI

South Carolina

 

 

SC

South Dakota

 

 

SD

Tennessee

 

 

TN

Texas

 

 

TX

Utah

 

 

UT

Vermont

 

 

VT

Virginia

 

 

VA

Washington

 

 

WA

West Virginia

 

 

WV

Wisconsin

 

 

WI

Wyoming

 

 

WY

American Samoa (AS)

 

 

American Samoa DOE.AS

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (PR)

 

 

Commonwealth of Puerto  Rico State DOE

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (MP)

 

 

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands DOE

Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)

 

 

FSM DOE

Guam (GU)

 

 

Guam DOE

Republic of Palau (PW)

 

 

Republic of Palau Ministry of Education 

Republic of the Marshall Islands (ISO)

 

 

Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Education

US Virgin Islands (VI)

 

 

US Virgin Islands Department of Education