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 classroom materials.
More information on Oregon Administrator Scholarship program
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:
More information on Diversity License Expense Reimbursements
National Board Reimbursement
Are you already a National Board Certified Teacher?
If so, and you are renewing your Oregon Teaching License, you may be eligible for a waiver of your TSPC license renewal fee. To request the waiver, you will need to submit your application to renew your license through the eLicensing system, and continue through the payment portal to make your regular payment. Once a successful application is submitted, you will then need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a written request for a refund of the renewal fee. This request will then be reviewed by TSPC staff to determine eligibility.
Are you interested in obtaining National Board Certification?
Please click here:
More information on National Board
NOTE: Between 2017-2021, TSPC had funds designated to reimburse teachers successfully earning certification from the National Board for reimbursement of the direct costs of seeking and obtaining National Board Certification. Unfortunately, due to lack of participation in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards program, the Legislature has decided that a better use of the fund is to support all educator licenses and has discontinued funding the reimbursement program for this biennium (2021-2023) and therefore this program is currently discontinued.