The COE’s Office of Clinical Practice & Licensure

The Office of Clinical Practice & Licensure has a two-fold mission to serve the students of both our undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure, endorsement, specialization and certificate programs.


Teacher Licensure

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission requires certain tests be completed as part of most programs. Our office monitors current standards and testing requirements carefully to keep our faculty and students informed and on track. Careful attention to the deadlines associated with these tests is needed to ensure that your application to the program is complete. In order to support our students in this endeavor, the CPL office maintains a complete list of these tests, as well as helping coordinate test preparation opportunities to promote student success.

  • Licensure Exams: This page contains guidance and resources to help you prepare for and successfully pass the required tests.
Clinical Practice

This office also coordinates the placement of our teacher candidates into quality, professional learning environments in K-12 School Districts throughout Oregon.

Teacher Candidate Information

Upon successful completion of an initial licensure program, you will need to complete the following in order to process your Oregon Teaching License:


DTE Faculty and Field Supervisor Information


Employment resources for educators: Western Oregon University is committed to helping graduates find employment in Oregon, out of state or in other countries.  Please visit WOU Career Services to learn more.


Contact Information

Interim Director of Clinical Practice and Licensure

Graduate Programs Advisor

Administrative Program Assistant

Zig Derochowski
RWEC 117

Olivia Flores
RWEC 164

Beth Jones
RWEC 120