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Education Certificate Pathways

Chemeketa is excited to offer two new education certificates of completion.

The Career and Technical Educator Teacher Certificate provides the region's school districts and CTE teachers an avenue to complete the necessary training for a Restricted or Limited Conditional Assignment CTE License for K-12 teaching.

The Education Support Professional Certificate prepares students for employment as paraprofessionals in K-12 schools.

To apply for funding for either of these programs use the application link in the Apply Now box. Application is open during the registration period of each term.

For assistance or additional information contact the Education Program. We look forward to working with you to meet your goals to become an educator.

  • High School CTE Teacher

    Chemeketa Community College offers a CTE certification program that aligns with the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) professional development requirements. This program serves industry experts seeking an Oregon Restricted or Preliminary Career and Technical Education (CTE) license for teaching in secondary CTE programs (middle and high school).

    The certification program serves as a valuable resource for professional development among post-secondary CTE faculty and instructors. The certification program enhances teaching skills and develops advanced skills in providing effective instruction. Participants in this program earn a certificate that equips them with the educational foundations necessary for effective classroom and program management. The curriculum focuses on developing strategies that are essential for meeting the diverse needs of students, incorporating developmentally appropriate methods, and employing culturally competent instructional methods

    Chemeketa’s CTE Teacher Certificate program can be completed in under one year and helps prepare students for licensure in all Oregon CTE Career Areas:

    • Agriculture, food, and natural resources systems
    • Arts, information, and communications
    • Business and management
    • Health and biomedical sciences
    • Human resources
    • Industrial and engineering systems

    More information about CTE Teacher Licensure in Oregon can be found at the Oregon Department of Education website.

    For more information please contact us at or 503-399-5140

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    ODE Required Course

    Chemeketa Equivalent

    Introduction to CTE in Oregon

    ED220 Introduction to CTE in Oregon

    Classroom Management

    ED130 Comprehensive Classroom Management

    Curriculum Design, Instructional Strategies, and Assessment

    ED216 Foundations of Education

    Culturally Responsive Practices

    ED258 Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

    Human Development for Adolescents

    ED229 Learning and Development

    Instructional Methodology - Math
    Instructional Methodology - Literacy

    ED114 Instructional Strategies in Math and Science
    ED230 Children’s Lit in the Diverse Classroom

  • Education Support Professional

    The Education Support Professional Certificate gives individuals access to coursework preparing them for initial employment as paraprofessionals in K-12 schools and serves as an initial on-ramp to teacher licensure.

    • Gain valuable experience working with K-12 students
    • Work directly with a licensed teacher in a classroom setting
    • Earn salary and benefits while working a flexible schedule
    • Continue taking coursework toward teacher licensure at Chemeketa or Western Oregon University
    • Apply for Oregon Promise and additional Chemeketa grant funds

    High school students: Many of these courses may be available through Dual Credit offerings for FREE or at reduced rates.

    District employees: Tuition support is available from Chemeketa and courses may be offered in your communities, late in the day to fit into your schedule or in a virtual format.

    For more information please contact us at or 503-399-5140

    Informational flyer

    Required for Oregon Teacher Licensure and approved within Oregon’s Major Transfer Map for Elementary Education

    Chemeketa equivalent coursework

    ED101 Introduction to Practicum and Teaching

    ED216 Foundations of Education

    WR115 Introduction to Composition
    WR121 Academic Composition

    Brushing up on essential math skills and strategies for supporting learners is highly recommended.

    ED114 Instructional Strategies in Math
    MTH095 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)