Testing for teacher candidates
Teacher candidates must pass certain basic skills tests and content tests in order to attain each level of Oregon Teacher Authorization. Find more information about these requirements in the links below. In Oregon, teaching licenses are available for four grade level authorizations, which may be obtained through the following five options at WOU:
In many cases, test results must be submitted as part of the application process to the College of Education, so it is important to plan ahead to study, take the tests, and obtain results before program deadlines.
Required tests - Testing requirements for each authorization level
Test information - Details about each required test and links to test Web sites
Test preparation - Gateway to study sessions and resources to help boost scores
**IMPORTANT! As of Sept. 1, 2010, the Praxis II test is no longer valid for most content areas, but is replaced by the NES Test. For Praxis II scores to be accepted by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for these content areas, you must have passed before Sept. 1, 2010. See www.orela.nesinc.com for details.**
Before getting started, we highly recommend that you discuss your testing options with our caring adviser.
Have you already tried and failed to pass a required test? Let's look at your test-taking alternatives.
Please contact Andrea Carano, Undergraduate Programs Adviser
email@example.com . 503-838-8675 . Education Building Room 114
Other testing questions not answered here? firstname.lastname@example.org
Division of Teacher Education 503-838-8471 | or e-mail: email@example.com
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