The Linfield College Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon (TSPC). The Teacher Education Program expects Linfield students to understand and abide by the TSPC administrative rule concerning The Ethical Educator (OAR 584-020-0035), which states in part: The ethical educator in fulfilling obligations to the profession will: maintain the dignity of the profession by respecting and obeying the law, exemplifying personal integrity and honesty. In addition, students are expected to meet Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTasc) standards and Linfield Education Department Professional Characteristics throughout the program. Concerns will be documented and acted upon, as needed, via a Plan of Assistance.
Requirements for licensure are subject to changes mandated by TSPC. Students should work closely with Education Department faculty in planning their program of study and must meet with their Education advisor every semester prior to registration. Failure to do so may result in being administratively withdrawn from Education courses. Decisions regarding a student’s official status in the Teacher Education Program may be appealed through the College Academic Grievance Process. Students applying for teaching licenses in states other than Oregon are themselves responsible for obtaining requirements in those states.