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Oregon Teacher Licensure Exam Preparation: Post Baccalaureate or Graduate Program Applicants

What Post-Bacc and Graduate Program Applicants Need to Know

Thank you for your interest in Western Oregon University's Teacher Education Program.  As a Post-Baccalaureate or Graduate student, you have already completed a Bachelor's Degree, which included general education and some specific content courses that will be incredibly useful to you as you become a licensed teacher. 

As part of the application process to get admitted into the Post-Baccalaureate or Graduate Program, you will need to take/pass your Teacher Licensure Exams.  In order to support you in this endeavor, we offer a Teacher Licensure Exam Preparation workshop at a variety of days and times throughout the year.  This workshop will help you understand the content you will need to be studying, how to prepare, and how to register and take your exams.

For more details about which exams you will be taking, how to access preparation materials, and how to register for your exams, use the Quick Reference Guide.  If you have specific questions about deadlines and requirements for the Post-Baccalaureate or Graduate Program, contact Olivia Flores at

Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate Program Applicant Checklist:

  • Attend a general test preparation workshop (one hour sessions offered several times each term).
  • Create an ORELA account (and possibly a PRAXIS account).
  • Preview the content that will be included in your Teacher Licensure Exams (online and library).
  • As you take your pre-requisite courses, keep good notes on the content you will need to remember for your exams, and review your notes regularly.
  • Do a thorough review of your content and take a practice exam prior to taking your exam(s).
  • Ask the tutoring center, classmates, or professors to assist you if you do not understand any of the content.
  • Take your content exam(s) and keep a paper copy and PDF back-up of your passing score(s).
  • Retakes are allowed, but you must pay an additional fee and wait 30 days in between exams.