Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin


In Oregon, educator candidates become eligible for a state educator license by completing coursework, student teaching and assessments, used to determine their status as program completers. Once all criteria are met, candidates  can then be recommended to Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TPSC) for an educator license. Assessments during a program include subject matter test(s), a civil rights knowledge test, and a nationally-scored assessment, edTPA.. For information on Oregon testing requirements please refer to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission website.

Tools of multiple measure are available to programs to assist candidates for whom tests or assessments present a barrier to program completion. Each licensure program in the COE has processes for utilizing the multiple measures tools which were developed by TSPC.