New website provides information on how to become a teacher in Oregon offers a step-by-step guide on how to earn teaching credentials and includes info on average salaries and tests required for licensure

NEWBERG, Ore., Jan. 4. 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prospective teachers interested in becoming an elementary school, middle school or high school teacher in Oregon have a new resource,, that provides detailed information on the steps necessary to make a teaching career a reality.


The site is a comprehensive guide that summarizes the various educational paths one can take to achieve teaching credentials. It also includes an overview of what tests are required of teaching candidates before they are granted an Initial Teaching License by the state of Oregon.

In addition, readers can find average teacher salaries and a list of the Oregon schools accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) that offer undergraduate, Master of Arts in Teaching and nontraditional degree-completion teacher license programs.

To help prospective teachers understand the requirements to become a teacher, a visitor can enter their education level and view a flow chart that outlines what options are available to pursue teaching credentials for each level.

Readers can also navigate the site by choosing the grade level they are interested in teaching, with pages titled "Teach Early Childhood," "Teach Elementary School," "Teach Middle School" and "Teach High School." Each provides an overview of what is required to teach at those respective levels, as well as details on the admission requirements of state-approved initial teacher licensure programs.

In addition, those who wish to earn endorsements in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and reading can learn more on the "Teach ESOL" and "Teach Reading" pages, respectively. The site also includes pages, titled "Become an Art Teacher," "Become a Music Teacher" and "Become a Physical Education Teacher," that provide details on what is entailed to teach those disciplines.

Finally, the site is equipped with an inquiry box that allows users to submit questions to an admissions counselor, via e-mail or phone, if they wish to learn more about the process of becoming a teacher. is not affiliated with NCATE or the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Oregon's licensing agency for all educators. The site is solely intended to provide information on becoming a teacher in Oregon and the state's NCATE-accredited teacher education programs.

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Beth Molzahn George Fox University, 503-554-2264,

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