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Oregon Teacher Professional Development

Hundreds of Oregon teachers take Model Teaching courses every year to help them renew their teaching license, advance their salary, or simply to improve their instructional effectiveness. Learn more below about how our professional development and continuing education courses can help you today!

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Professional Development Courses For Oregon Teachers

High-quality, straightforward, and cost-effective online courses (including graduate-level) for Oregon Teachers. Let us show you have we can help you improve your teaching effectiveness, maintain your teaching license, or advance your teaching career.

  • High-Quality Courses, Chock-Full of Resources, Tools, & Templates

  • Access Your Courses Immediately, Any-Time, Anywhere

  • Simple, Intuitive Lessons & Learning Platform

HOW OUR COURSES WORK

Oregon Teacher License Renewal & Re-Certification Requirements

Hundreds of Oregon teachers utilize Model Teaching courses every year to earn academic credits for license renewal. All Model Teaching university-partnered courses provide graduate-level semester credit for license renewal or salary advancement purposes. You may choose any Model Teaching university-partnered courses of interest or enroll in one of our Course Bundle Packs – the most cost-effective way to earn credits.

  • Regionally-Accredited Semester Credits

Model Teaching offers great options for Oregon teachers to earn semester credits from accredited universities in order to renew or maintain their teaching certification.

Our Academic Credit/ University Partnered Courses are acceptable for Oregon teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours according to The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.  Consider our University-Partnered CE Bundle Packs for a cost-effective way to earn your credits for your teacher re-licensure or salary advancement needs.

Be sure to confirm your specific teaching license renewal requirements with your state or local license-granting authority prior to enrolling.

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission issues several different teaching licenses based on subject area and expertise. In general, teachers may earn a Preliminary Teaching License, Professional Teaching License or Legacy Teaching License, based on the level of experience of the teacher.

Preliminary Teaching License

The Preliminary Teaching License is issued to new teachers who have completed a Commission-approved teacher preparation program. The Preliminary Teaching License signifies that the educator is a novice teacher who has not met the advanced competencies and experience requirements for the Professional Teaching License. The Preliminary Teaching License must be renewed every 3 years by completing 75 continuing professional development units (PDUs) You may advance to a Professional Teaching License by meeting several requirements. These requirements can be found HERE (https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/renewal.aspx).

While we always recommend you confirm your state or district’s license renewal requirements, we recommend choosing any of our regionally-accredited university partnered courses or course bundle packs.  These courses are in partnership with regionally-accredited universities and include an official transcript.
The most cost-effective option for teachers who need the maximum number of credits is any of our University-Partnered Bundle Packs. (See Below)

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

Professional Teaching License:
A professional teaching license must be renewed every 5 years by completing 125 continuing professional development units (PDUs)

Legacy Teaching License:
A Legacy Teaching License must be renewed every 3 years by completing 75 professional development units (PDUs)

Acceptable Professional Development Units (PDUs)

  • Completing college courses;
  • Attending workshops and conferences; and
  • Participating in other learning activities intended to increase the attendee’s effectiveness as an educator.

PDUs are calculated as follows:

  • 1 hour of continuing PDU activity = 1 PDU;
  • 1 quarter-hour of college credit = 20 PDUs; or
  • 1 semester hour of college credit = 30 PDUs.

Model Teaching offers courses provided through regionally-accredited university partners. These institutions are accredited by several accrediting agencies. Our courses should meet the requirements for Oregon teacher license renewal and Professional Development requirement hours (PDUs). All courses completed through our academic partners will include access to an official transcript from that academic institution for submission to any license-granting authority.

To request approval of our Non-university partnered PD and University-Partnered Academic Credit Courses, you may request approval using our Request Course Approval form and submit to the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

What We Recommended for Oregon Teachers

Build Your Own Graduate-Level Bundle Pack

Access Our Full University-Partnered Course Menu to Earn Your Required Number of Credits

  • Includes full access to all graduate-level courses from any of our university partners

  • Register for any credits package, take any courses until you use all of your credits

  • Choose from our entire suite of university-partnered courses, work to complete as many as you wish at your own pace

  • Course Partners Include: University of the Pacific, Southern New Hampshire University, University of Massachusetts Global, & Valley City State University
  • All university-partnered courses are regionally-accredited & include an official transcript & letter grade

  • Great for salary advancement or license renewal

  • All courses self-paced & accessible for 1 year

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Salary Advancement Information for Teachers

Model Teaching partners with regionally-accredited universities across the country to provide graduate-level courses to thousands of K-12 teachers and educators every year. Generally, school districts across the country provide various salary scale advancement opportunities to teachers that often includes participation in graduate-level professional development. Our university-partnered, graduate-level courses are an excellent and cost-effective way for you to earn the continuing education academic credit you need.

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All Model Teaching university partners are regionally-accredited universities who offer our courses in partnership for graduate-level, academic and/or post-bachelorette credit.  Most states and school districts allow teachers to earn this type of credit as part of advancing in the salary scale.  Please check with your district’s policies regarding continuing education for salary advancement prior to enrolling.

The most cost-effective way to earn credits is by enrolling in our build your own bundle pack package (See Here).

Please refer to our course menu for a listing of graduate-level courses. Within each course page, you will have access to a syllabus that you may download.

Yes, all university-partnered graduate-level courses will include access to an official transcript from the university.

These graduate-level courses are primarily designed for salary advancement and/or certificate re-licensure.  It is the sole discretion of any university that issues the Masters Degree weather or not they may accept these credits to apply to a degree program.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state or district’s salary advancement policies or requirements. Please check with your district for details regarding your district’s salary advancement policies before enrolling in a course.

*The information on this page was last updated 3/2019. Please refer to the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission web page for the most accurate and current information on Oregon teacher re-certification requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: The content provided on this page is solely provided for informational purposes and does not exempt users from their responsibility to ensure that our courses meet their state’s continuing education requirements. Please check with your state certification agency for up-to-date policies for teacher certification renewal/continuing education and use our Request Course Approval form if you want to confirm use of one of our courses for your professional development, continuing education, or clock hour requirements.