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Two types of tests are required for Oregon educators prior to applying for a license: content knowledge, and Civil Rights. Content knowledge test requirements are based on the program you’re completing. The table below provides general test information; check with your program for specific test requirements.

Praxis Specialty Area
ORELA/NES

OAR 584-017-1028 (4)(a) states,
(4) All teacher candidates for first application for licensure must:
(a) Pass the Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment test prior to placement into any clinical, student teaching or internship experiences where work samples [or edTPA]are required.

If a candidate is completing a program which requires completion of the ORELA “Civil Rights” test, the passing score must be received by the GSE prior to beginning field placement.

Type of License Required Content Knowledge Test(s) ORELA “Civil Rights” Test
Preliminary Teaching License Subject matter; check with program for specifics.
Note: SDEP, IEEP, and BTP programs require multiple tests.
Must be taken & passed before beginning field placement where teacher performance assessment is required.
Failure to do so may result in being removed from your field placement.
Adding Endorsements Subject matter; check with program for specifics Not required
Preliminary Administrator License ORELA Administrator Subtests I & II Not required
Professional Administrator License Not required Not required
Preliminary School Counselor License Not required Must be taken & passed before beginning field placement.
Failure to do so may result in being removed from your field placement.
Preliminary School Social Worker License Not required Must be taken & passed before beginning field placement.
Failure to do so may result in being removed from your field placement.