Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Present Duties

Office building with parking spots in front.
This building in Salem houses the central offices of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission. (TSPC Photo)
The commission advises the State Board of Education on licensure, education and performance of teachers and other matters on which the board requested assistance. They have full responsibility for educator licensure, 
educator licensure preparation programs and maintenance of professional standards of conduct to the commission. The commission processes approximately 20,000 licensure applications a year.

The commission members are appointed to three-year terms by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. ​
Agency Website

Contact Information​​

Fax: 503-378-4448
Contact: Melissa Goff, Interim​ Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Teacher Standards and Practices​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 342.350

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Records & Publications​

State Archives Holdings from This Agency
The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Commission Minutes
Dates: 1979-1982
Cubic Ft.: 3
Title: Minutes; Experience Assessment Board Minutes
Dates: 1968-1978
Cubic Ft.: 4