Tests required for admission
Oregon’s licensure agency (TSPC) has approved the following four options for verification of basic skills. Students must pass one of these tests (Required; passing scores to be submitted at the time of application):
- NES EAS (Reading, Writing, and Math)
- CBEST (Reading, Writing, and Math)
- Praxis I: PPST (Reading, Writing, and Math)
- WEST-B (Reading, Writing, and Math)
Tests required post-admission, but prior to licensure
Special Education Content Knowledge test (Required; to be taken in the last term of the program, approximately in March/April)
The National Evaluation Series (NES) test for Special Education may be taken during or close to the completion of the program, and must be taken prior to recommendation for licensure. Content will be taught during the program.
Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment test (Required; to be taken before the first work sample)
Oregon’s licensure agency, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), requires all educators to pass this civil rights knowledge test. This test is offered through the National Evaluation Series (NES)/ Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA). Content related to this test will be taught early in the program.