Licensure

Oregon Licensure 

All Oregon licensing is completed through Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC). As such, students completing a teacher education or school counselor program through Oregon State University will need to submit an application to TSPC at the completion of their program to receive their respective license. 

  • All applicants who successfully complete a teacher licensure  program through OSU will qualify for an Oregon Preliminary Teaching license at the completion of their program. Please see state requirements for the OR Preliminary Teaching license here under Teaching.  
  • All applicants who successfully complete a school counseling  program through OSU will qualify for an Oregon Preliminary School Counselor license at the completion of their program. Please see state requirements for the OR Preliminary School Counselor license here under Personnel.  

OSU licensure fees may apply based on your program. 


First Time License for Teacher Undergraduate Programs 

  1. Meet all licensure requirements. 

  1. Complete Licensure Request Form. 

  1. Submit TSPC License Application and submit all required materials.  

 

First Time License for Teacher/School Counselor Masters Programs 

  1. Meet all licensure requirements. 

  1. Complete Licensure Request Form. 

  1. Pay $100 Licensure Recommendation Fee through OSU Marketplace.  

  1. Submit TSPC License Application and submit all required materials.  

 

Additional License Recommendations/Licensure in Other States 

  1. To be recommended for licensure, you must meet state licensure requirements. If you have questions about whether or not you meet these requirements, contact the Licensure and Placement Coordinator at [email protected] before paying any fees. 

  1. Obtain and complete the program verification form from the state for which you are applying for licensure. 

  1. Submit form to Missy Kloos at [email protected] 

  1. Complete Licensure Request Form.  

  1. Pay Licensure Recommendation Fee* through OSU Marketplace.  

*The OSU Licensure Recommendation fee is $100 for First Time Licensure and $25 if this is an additional licensure recommendation 

NOTE: Undergraduate teacher programs do not pay a $100 licensure recommendation fee unless requesting an additional/out of state recommendation ($25)

 

For past  OSU graduates of a teacher/school counselor licensure program: 

  1. To be recommended for licensure, you must meet the current state licensure requirements. If you have questions about whether or not you meet these requirements, contact the Licensure and Placement Coordinator at [email protected] before paying any fees. 

  1. Email Licensure Coordinator to request recommendation. [email protected] 

  1. Pay $100 Licensure Recommendation Fee through OSU Marketplace.  

  1. Submit TSPC License Application and submit all required materials 


Adding Endorsements and Specializations: 

OSU offers an ESOL endorsement program and Dual Language specialization (online or on campus). For questions about adding the ESOL endorsement or Dual Language specialization to your teaching license, please contact Tiffany Palaniuk ([email protected]). 

  1. Meet all licensure requirements for adding the endorsement or specialization. 
  2. Complete Licensure Request Form.  
  3. Pay $100 Licensure Recommendation Fee through OSU Marketplace.  
  4. Submit TSPC License Application and submit all required materials  

For subject area endorsements, you may work directly with your district and TSPC. Reference TSPC's website for more information. 

Teacher Licensure programs:

  • TSPC eLicensing fee - $192 ($182 application fee + $10 portal processing fee) 

  • TSPC Fingerprints - $73.50 ($61 application fee + $12.50 Fieldprint fee) 

  • Subject Area Exam - $120 or above (varies by subject) 

  • Watermark (Taskstream) - $46 

  • OSU Licensure fee - $100 (varies depending on degree & program completion date) 

  • Additional licensure recommendation fee - $25 

 

School Counselor program:

  • TSPC eLicensing fee - $192 ($182 application fee + $10 portal processing fee) 
  • TSPC Fingerprints - $73.50 ($61 application fee + $12.50 Fieldprint fee) 

  • OSU Licensure fee - $100  

  • Additional licensure recommendation fee - $25 

 

Add-on Endorsement program for inservice teachers:

  • OSU Licensure fee - $100 

  • TSPC eLicensing fee - $192 ($182 application fee + $10 portal processing fee) 

  • Watermark (Taskstream) - $46 

  • Subject Area exam - $120 or above (varies by subject)