Majestic coastline views and giant sequoia trees are just a few of the benefits that come with living and teaching in the beautiful state of Oregon. Oregon offers generous teacher salaries, a wealth of opportunities for professional development and growth and a variety of levels of certification to match all levels of experience. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran looking to take your career to the next level or a recent college grad looking for your first teaching job, Oregon may be the perfect match for what you’re looking for.
Math Teacher Certification in Oregon
Math Teaching Qualifications
To qualify for teacher certification in Oregon, candidates must complete the required undergraduate coursework, pass the Oregon competency examinations and complete a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Credentials & Exams
- Testing Requirements: All prospective teachers in Oregon are required to take the National Evaluation Series (NES), CBEST or Praxis I tests for Basic Skills and the NES Multiple Subjects Exam OR the Praxis II for Subject Area knowledge.
- Initial I Teaching License: This three-year license is issued to beginning teachers who meet the specified requirements (as determined by the Oregon State Board of Education. The Initial I Teaching license can be renewed twice.
- Initial II License: This renewable three-year license is available to teachers who have completed at least some graduate coursework OR received a professional assessment from Oregon’s Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.
- Continuing Teaching License: This optional five-year license is available to candidates who have gone on to earn a doctoral degree or received National Board Certification.
Alternative Certification for Math Teachers
NCLB Alternate Route: Prospective teachers who have (a) not yet completed a teacher education program and (b) possess the requisite competency in a given subject area (as predetermined under the No Child Left Behind Act) may be eligible for this alternative licensing option. This certificate is only valid in the district that co-sponsors the applicant and is limited to the endorsed/authorized subject area and grade level(s).
Financial Aid for OR Math Teachers
- Oregon Teacher Education Scholarship: This $500 merit-based scholarship award is offered to select Oregon high school and college students interested in pursuing a career as an elementary or secondary school teacher in Oregon.
- Oregon Teacher Loan Forgiveness: Teachers employed in eligible school districts can apply to this loan forgiveness program. Click on the link above to learn more.
Salaries for Math Teachers in Oregon
Below is a table containing 2013 data from the US Department of Labor (Bureau of Labor Statistics) showing average annual wages for Oregon teachers at various grade levels. You can click on the column headers to sort by that column.
The red and green text in the table shows whether the salary is above or below the national average for that grade level.
In terms of annual income, the top grade level & city combos in Oregon are as follows:
- Secondary School Teachers in Corvallis, OR: average of $58,930 per year
- Secondary School Teachers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA: average of $58,240 per year
- Middle School Teachers in Salem, OR: average of $58,160 per year
- Middle School Teachers in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA: average of $57,970 per year
- Secondary School Teachers in Medford, OR: average of $57,360 per year
|Location||Elementary School Teachers||Kindergarten Teachers||Middle School Teachers||Secondary School Teachers|
|Bend, OR||$54,970||$52,190||not provided||$56,800|
Math Teaching Degrees in Oregon
Below we've listed all of the Oregon math teacher education programs in our database. We're constantly scouring the web to find new programs to add, so feel free to check back frequently.
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Fast Facts for Oregon Math Teachers
Oregon Department of Education
255 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97310
Common Core Standards adopted Oct. 2010; implemented 2014-15. Learn more about math standards for Oregon here.
Math Teacher Jobs
Teacher Shortages in MathOregon reported teacher shortages in mathematics in 2014-15.
Expenditure per Student: $11,254
Oregon’s public K-12 expenditures per student in fall 2012-13 enrollment totaled $11,254, or 100.7% of the national average. (Source: NEA)