About Us

Welcome! If you are interested in being a teacher in Oregon, all of the partners involved in this website are eager to help you navigate your journey towards becoming a teacher in Oregon. Let’s get you to that classroom! Dive into this comprehensive web site to learn all you will need to know about:

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We aim to elevate education in Oregon with the help of dedicated people like you.

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The Chief Education Office provides strategic leadership and coordination to the work of agencies and community partners to build a seamless system of education from cradle to career that ensures each student graduates from high school with the support and opportunities to prosper.  

The Chief Education Office convenes and builds greater coordination among all stakeholders and impacting student success both at the state-level and with diverse communities across the state.

The Chief Education Office breaks down barriers impeding student success in achieving the state’s goal of 40-40-20.

TSPCThe Teacher Standards and Practices Commission was established in 1965 to maintain and improve performance in the education profession by approving teacher preparation programs offered by Oregon colleges and universities; by licensing teachers, administrators and other personnel employed in Oregon schools; and by taking disciplinary actions when educators commit crimes or violate Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance.

OSPAThe purpose of the Oregon School Personnel Association (OSPA) is to: foster the staffing of Oregon school systems with the highest qualified individuals; and encourage and assist in the development and utilization of exemplary school personnel
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OEAOregon Education Association (OEA) mission is uniting the public education profession and advocating for those professionals to ensure quality public education for students in Oregon.

Good COSA Logo 150x127COSA’s mission is to develop and support educational leaders to ensure student success.

HECCThe Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) is dedicated to fostering and sustaining the best, most rewarding pathways to opportunity and success for all Oregonians through an accessible, affordable and coordinated network for educational achievement beyond a high school diploma.

osbalogo circle -dk blueThe Oregon School Boards Association is dedicated to improving student achievement through advocacy, leadership and service to locally elected, volunteer Oregon public school boards.

”Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”. William Butler Yeats