Through an interagency agreement with the Educator Advancement Council, the Commission has been granted a sum of money intended to help increase the numbers of diverse* educators in Oregon. TSPC is pleased to offer two opportunities for diverse educators to receive financial assistance with expenses of becoming a licensed educator, with a third opportunity available through the Educator Advancement Council.
- Administrator Scholarships.
- Licensure Expense Stipends.
- Teacher Scholarships (through the EAC) Information available
at this link.
*Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 342.433:
(1) “Diverse” means culturally or linguistically diverse
characteristics of a person, including:
(a) Origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa but
is not Hispanic;
(b) Hispanic culture or origin, regardless of race;
(c) Origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East,
Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent or the Pacific Islands;
(d) Origins in any of the original peoples of North America,
including American Indians or Alaskan Natives; or
(e) A first language that is not English.
See below for additional information on the Administrator Scholarship and License Expense Reimbursement programs.
Oregon Administrator Scholarship Program (OASP)
Scholarships are available for diverse candidates enrolled in administrator programs, covering tuition, fees, books, and related classrool materials.
To access the OASP scholarship, please go to this webpage:
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Diversity License Expense Reimbursements
Eligible expenses include licensure (new and renewal) and fingerprinting fees, testing (content tests and edTPA), tutoring, and foreign transcript evaluation.
To determine your eligibility for this program, please go to this webpage:
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National Board Reimbursement
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has established high and rigorous standards for accomplished teaching and was created to improve the quality of teaching. 20 years of research has shown that students taught by teachers who hold national board certification have improved the learning outcomes of students, especially minority and low-income students. The
National Board Certification Fund 584-200-0110,
HB 2763 (2017) and
SB 1520 (2018) authorize the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to reimburse teaching professionals for their initial National Board certification, as well as their maintenance renewal expenses.
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