Teaching Education Degrees in Oregon

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University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website
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Oregon's teaching requirements are very similar to other states in that teacher's must have a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field. Teacher's pursuing certification must also pass the Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam, a basic skills exam such as Praxis and a subject matter exam.

In Oregon, teacher education programs usually include a combination of fieldwork and curricula. Coursework frequently includes skills, foundational knowledge, and pedagogy instruction as well as preparing research, design, and implementation of experiences in a variety of fields of study.

Field observations, internships, and student teaching are possible fieldwork components.

  • 1 teaching programs in Oregon accredited by CAEP
  • Consider an Online Bachelors, as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Bachelor's degrees
  • Consider an Online M.Ed., as there are 0 CAEP-accredited Master's degrees in Oregon

Oregon has no general required undergraduate credit hours. Many candidates complete a Master's degree in preparation for teaching. Prospective teachers are required by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon to complete a state-approved program for teacher preparation.

Requirements to Teach in Oregon

Here are the requirements to be fulfilled to become a certified Oregon teacher.

  • Complete prerequisite coursework and a Bachelor's degree
  • Complete a teacher preparation program approved by the state
  • Pass required exams
  • Submit an application for Oregon teaching credentials

Applicants who pursue Oregon certification have to complete two tests to obtain a teaching license. The tests are Protecting Students and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment Examination and Subject Matter Exams specific to the endorsement and license being sought.

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Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website
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Oregon Teaching Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Oregon students have many financial aid avenues to support their educational goals. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission Office of Student Access and Completion administers beneficial state financial aid for Oregonians. It includes the Oregon Opportunity Grant, which is the state's largest need-based grant program. The grant helps pay for college at participating private institutions and public colleges and universities.

The FAFSA is the first order of business in obtaining state and federal aid for career training, college, or graduate school. Oregon Student Assistance Commission Scholarships administers more than 500 private scholarships to students pursuing school beyond high school.

The FAFSA is a requirement to obtain federal funds like Pell Grants and many Oregon funds. It is advised to exhaust all funding opportunities such as work-study, grants, and scholarships that do not require repayment before considering student loans. There is an Oregon Student Aid Application for students who are not eligible for FAFSA resources of federal aid.

Requirements to Qualify for In-State Tuition

Most undergrads are not prepared for the commitment and sacrifice required to become a new Oregon resident. The laws are designed to make it difficult. All universities have to adhere to demanding state laws. Every university interprets them differently. Each institution can define vague terms, assign lesser or greater importance to some topics, and choose its policy. University tuition classification policies are subject to change.

A big presumption to overcome is the move to Oregon is not primarily or solely to attend school. Anyone who attends full-time during the domicile year is disqualified from in-state status. Part-time, defined as no more than eight credit hours, is acceptable.

A gap-year is not required, but it is possible. Candidates will want to be gainfully employed because 51 percent of financial independence is a requirement used to determine the state of residence. Oregon universities need to know a minimum of half of all expenses is paid with the students' money. What counts as 'students' money' is a bit complicated. It must be earned, or what a student is responsible for repaying.

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School Level Program Admissions

University of West Alabama

Bachelor Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Development Website

The University of Iowa

Master Master of Arts in Teaching, Leadership, and Cultural Competency Website

Purdue University

Master Online MS in Education Website

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Master Master of Administrative Science Website

Eastern Oregon University

Bachelor Bachelor in Early Childhood Education Website

University of West Alabama

Master Education Specialist: Teacher Leader Website

Winthrop University

Master Master of Arts in Arts Administration Website

University of West Alabama

Master Master of Arts in Teaching Website

George Mason University

Master Master of Education in Special Education Website
CAEP Accredited Teaching Programs

List of the Best CAEP Accredited Teaching Degrees in Oregon

Lewis and Clark College
Portland
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  • Specialist or C.A.S. in School Psychology NASP

Online Teaching Degrees in Oregon

Concordia University offers an online childhood education undergraduate program and a M.Ed. program in career and technical education; curriculum and instruction; educational leadership; and special education. Eastern Oregon University has online programs in elementary education, reading endorsement, English for speakers of other languages and an early childhood education program that can be completed in only two years.

The online Master of Teaching online program at EOU was ranked as one of the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Students can choose from primary/elementary or middle/high school licensure. Oregon State University has an online master degree in adult education, online Master of Counseling and Master of Education programs.

Master degrees in science or mathematics education are also offered online at OSU. Portland State University and Southern Oregon University offer several online teaching programs as well.

Oregon Teacher Certification & Specializations

Concordia University offers several different certification programs as well as initial and continuing licensure programs for teachers and administrators. CU also has specialty endorsements in English for speakers of other languages, health and physical education and reading specialist.

Eastern Oregon University has endorsement programs for reading, special education and ESOL as well as a teaching of writing certificate program. Oregon State University has certification programs in agriculture education, music education and physical education. Students completing the physical education program will be licensed to teach physical education to students aged 3 through grade 12. Pacific University offers licensure and endorsement programs in several areas of study.

Bachelor’s in Education Degrees in Oregon

Bachelor degree programs in elementary education, early childhood education and special education are common in Oregon, as well as several options for a double-degree program that allows students to earn a degree in education and a degree in the field of their choosing. This 50-plus-credit program allows teachers to teach students in grades k-12.

There are several universities offering bachelor degree programs in Christian education, early childhood education (licensure and non-licensure), and secondary education. Concordia offers a degree completion program in early childhood education for students interested in leadership positions in daycares and preschool settings. Students spend the final semester of this 5-semester program completing an internship.

Master’s in Education Degrees in Oregon

There are multiple options for Master’s in Teaching degrees in Oregon. A M.A.T. program – offered both full and part-time – offers concentrations in elementary and secondary education. Full-time students can complete this program in 11 months. The Master of Education program has concentrations in administration, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership and special education. There are 20 additional emphasis areas within the curriculum and instruction concentration.

A Master of Science in Education degree is also available at several universities as well as MAT concentrations in Early Childhood and Elementary; a Master of Arts in Teaching, Language Arts, Social Studies or Mathematics; and a teacher education program focusing on mathematics or science.