Oregon – State Information

MEA President: Jeremy Zander
Advocacy Leadership Force member: Andie Andeen and Laura Arthur
ALF Member Email:

2021 Legislative Session Info- Legislature Website

Legislative Calendar

Convenes: 1/19/2021
Adjourns: 6/27/2021


Cross-Over Deadline  
Budget Deadline None
Introduction Deadlines  
Governor Kate Brown (D)
Education Committee Chairs

House: CHAIR: Rep. Margaret T. Doherty (D)
VICE CHAIR: Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon (D)

Senate: CHAIR: Sen. Robert Wagner (D)
VICE CHAIR: Sen. Charles William Thomsen (R)

Partisan Split House: D       Senate: D
House Clerk Contact 503-986-1870
Senate Secretary Contact 503-986-1851
Carryover to 2022 No

State Board of Education

State Board of Education Website  
State Board of Education Meeting Schedule  
State Superintendent Colt Gill 

ESSA Implementation Information

ESSA State Plan 

Title I Director Melinda Bessner, Title IA Coordinator 503-947-5621
Title IV Director emily.swope@ode.state.or.us
Title IV Website  
Title IV Allocations  
Application Timeline for Federal Funds Funding released in July, deadline in Fall


State Certification Information


Certificate Age Levels and Subject Areas

Levels and Length of Certification

Testing Requirements

Teacher Performance Assessment




*Does not account for assessment fee (e.g., Praxis, edTPA, etc.)s

Alternate Path to Licensure

State Certification Website:


General Skills Test

Content/Subject Specific Test

Pedagogical Knowledge


Additional Coursework


More information can be found at:

OR Music PK-12 Preliminary (3-year)
Professional (5-year)
Teacher Leader (5-year)
None Oregon Educator License Assessments (ORELA): Music None EdTPA Yes Possible additional testing and/or coursework; Civil Rights Exam; Other ORELA Exams $182 eLicensing Fee
$73.50 fingerprinting
No N/A https://www.oregon.gov/tspc/LIC/Pages/default.aspx June 2020

COVID-19 Information

Ready Schools, Safe Learners

A guidance document from the state department of education urges schools to carefully consider public health recommendations and capacity when deciding locally whether to reopen full-time or part-time for in-person instruction or to continue full-time virtual instruction.

Title IV Success Stories

$15,720 in Title IV-A funds were utilized in Parkrose SD to purchase and repair instruments for elementary schools and middle/high school band programs, to purchase repertoire (all levels and ensembles), to purchase curriculum materials to deepen teacher capacity and provided K-12 music PD opportunities; This funding also provided peer observation release time to support PLC work, access to online musical tools, and provided time to support K-12 scope & sequence development.