Educator Career Pathway Resources

Oregon's educators are critical to student success. Use the links below to learn about becoming an educator in Oregon, as well as find programs, scholarship opportunities, and partners who can support you on your career pathway. Contact us with questions at

Becoming a Licensed K-12 Educator

Interested in becoming a licensed teacher, administrator, or counselor in Oregon? Learn more about licensing requirements and approved educator preparation programs from the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) website.

Becoming an Early Learning Educator

Interested in career opportunities serving children from birth to age five? Learn more about requirements and opportunities from the Department of Early Learning and Care (DELC) website.

Grow Your Own Pathways (GYO)

Grow Your Own (GYO) Pathways provide local and regional programs for individuals to become licensed and certified K-12 and early learning educators. For more information about local programs across the state, please visit the GYO website.

Financial Support

Use the links below to find information about state grants and scholarship opportunities for educator candidates pursuing higher education and licensure.

Annual Career Fair

The Oregon Professional Educator Fair is the Northwest’s largest educator career fair that brings school districts, agencies, and professionally licensed candidates together to facilitate hiring. Learn more about this annual spring event at the link below.