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Continuing Teaching License


Mark of distinction and accomplishment


The Continuing Teaching License (CTL) represents a demonstration of advanced teaching competency and is designed to “… measure a teacher’s ability to lead all students to learning gains, measure those learning gains and show ability to advance the teaching profession as an individual. Additionally, the CTL is a five year license, whereas, all Initial Teaching Licenses are only three year licenses.”


The CTL is a second level licensure option available through TSPC for teachers who complete 1.) a TSPC approved CTL program, 2.) a doctoral program, or 3.) national board certification. The CTL authorizes the teacher to teach in the subject areas in which the license is endorsed and at the grade levels at which the license is authorized.


Links: Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) | TSPC: CTL and endorsements


The WOU CTL Program is currently in Moratorium.



Please contact TSPC for questions about licensure in general or requirements for CTL.


To discuss your individual situation or learn more about earning CTL course credits at Western Oregon University through the MSEd Program, please contact: Steve Tillery, Director of Clinical Practice and Licensure in the College of Education, 503-838-8828.


Division of Teacher Education 503-838-8471 | or e-mail:
Location: Ed 202H