NEWS - CBEST has been retired in Oregon. The NES Essential Academic Skills Test (EAS) replaced CBEST as of Aug. 6, 2011. EAS is available year-round by registering for a date and time at an approved computer test center.
Note: Oregon's TSPC continues to honor passing scores for CBEST. Please talk with your adviser for details.
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The two paths to a teaching license (Initial I Licensure) within the Division of Teacher Education are the undergraduate/post-baccalaureate program and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).
In Oregon, teaching licenses are available for specific ages and/or grades (see below for list of authorization levels). At certain points in a teaching license program, teacher candidates must pass specific knowledge tests.
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- Early Childhood Only - Age 3 through grade 4 in an elementary school only
- Early Childhood/Elementary - Age 3 through grade 8 in an elementary school only
- Elementary/Middle (two options) - Grades 3 through 9 in an elementary school or middle school only
- with a content endorsement
- without a content endorsement (while this is an option, we don't recommend it since it only allows you to teach in a self-contained middle school classroom and doesn't give "Highly Qualified" status.)
- Middle/High - Grades 5 through 12 in a middle or high school only
- High School Only - Grades 9 through 12 in a high school only
We've developed an advising guide for each authorization level. Click to view.
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