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Oregon Teacher Licensure Exam Preparation: Home

New- Online Proctoring Available for Some Tests

The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission announced the availability of online proctoring for select NES assessments in the ORELA program. Online proctoring allows you to take your test securely from your home, school, or business. With just a simple check-in process—involving ID verification, face-matching technology, and a live greeter—you can test without having to travel to a test center. The column on the right side of this page has each test marked that is available through online proctoring.  Please check out the ORELA website for more details: click here! 

General Recommendations

This guide is designed to assist students with identifying the appropriate exams, study materials, test taking strategies, and campus resources to pass their required teacher licensure exams.  Students need to begin studying well in advance in order to pass the appropriate content exams for the grades and subjects they plan to teach. 

For specific "to do lists" for each year you are at WOU, use the tabs at the top of this page.

All required exams must be passed prior to applying to the Professional Licensure Program (most students apply at the beginning of Spring term their Junior year).  Use the Quick Reference Guide to identify which exams you will be taking, how to access preparation materials, and how to register.

Test Preparation Resources

One-hour Teacher Licensure Exam Preparation workshops are offered on campus several times each term.  It is recommended that students attend one of these workshops during Freshman year (or as early as possible for transfer students).

Study Guides for each content are available in WOU's Hamersly Library both online and in person. Click on the ORELA Secrets Book icon next to your exam to be directed to the online version.  You will learn more about how to use these study guides in tandem with the test content for your specific exams at the workshop.

 

 

 

Need Additional Help?

Olivia Flores, MEd

Pre-Education Advisor & Graduate Programs Advisor

ORELA Exam Preparation Workshop Facilitator and Coach

Western Oregon University

Richard Woodcock Education Center, Room 164

floreso@wou.edu

Quick Reference Guide

TEACHER PREPARATION LEVELS AND CONTENT AREAS EXAMS REQUIRED COST MINIMUM SCORE TEST FRAMEWORK STUDY GUIDES REGISTER
Oregon Teacher Licensure Exams
             
Early Childhood/ Elementary            
 

Elementary Education  Subtest I (online proctoring available)

 

$50 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
 

Elementary Education  Subtest II (online proctoring available)

 

$50 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
Elementary/Middle            
 

Elementary Education  Subtest I (online proctoring available)

 

$50 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
 

Elementary Education  Subtest II (online proctoring available)

$50 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Content Exam (choose one)          
  Middle Grades English Language Arts (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Middle Grades Mathematics $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Middle Grades General Science (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Middle Grades Social Science (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Spanish $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
Middle/High            
  Content Exam (choose one)          
  Biology (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Chemistry (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  English Language Arts (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  General Science (Integrated Science) (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  German $95 220  
  Health $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Mathematics $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Physical Education (K-12) (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Social Science (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Spanish $95 226 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
K-12            
  Content Exam (choose one)          
  Art (graduate program only) (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education SPED (graduate program only) $120 164

 

           
  ESOL (extra endorsement in undergraduate or graduate program) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Music $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
 

Physical Education

$95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.
  Reading Specialist (extra endorsement in graduate program only) $146 164
  Special Education (graduate program only) (online proctoring available) $95 220 Order a personal copy or check out a copy from the library.