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Center for Excellence in Teaching

The Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) provides continuing education courses, endorsements and licenses for teachers. There are six components of our Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET): ESOL, Reading and Special Education endorsements, our new Administrative License programs, a Continuing Teaching License program, professional development courses and partner workshops. All courses are earned in quarter-hour credits.

The New Directions in Educational Leadership (NDEL) administrative license programs (Initial and Continuing) prepare educational leaders to respond positively, creatively and proactively to: the increasing demands for school and/or district achievement; an increasingly diverse population; a greater reliance on technology; and a commitment to learning, research and ethical administrative practice.

The endorsement programs component currently has three TSPC-approved programs: the English Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement Program, the Reading Endorsement Program, and the Special Education Endorsement Program.

The Continuing Teaching License Program serves teachers in Oregon who hold an Oregon Initial License and are working toward their Oregon Continuing License.

Professional development courses are initiated by the CET can be used to meet requirements for Professional Development Units and Professional Growth Plans, as required by the school districts and the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).