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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Center for Excellence in Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Teaching provides continuing education and endorsement
programs for pre-service teachers as well as experienced in service teachers. There are three strands in the CET program: Continuing License Program, Professional Development courses, and Endorsement/Certification programs.

The Continuing License Program is a 9 quarter credit hour program that serves teachers in Oregon who hold an Oregon Initial License and are working toward their Oregon Continuing License. This program has been approved by the Teachers Standards and Practices commission.

The Professional Development strand encompasses courses that address the great variety of interests and needs of the classroom teacher and the school administrator as they respond to new challenges and regulations. These courses can be used by in-service teachers to meet requirements for Professional Development Units and Professional Growth Plans as required by the school districts and TSPC.

The Endorsement/Certification strand currently has two TSPC approved programs – the Reading Specialist Program and the English Speaker of Other Language (ESOL)  endorsement. These programs are offered to in-service as well as pre-service teachers enrolled in the School of Education MAT program.