Oregon drops degree requirement for substitute teachers

Jason Lee Elementary School substitute teacher Sarah Lewins helps Mintwob Mintwab properly put on her mask at the start of the first day of in-person, hybrid learning in spring 2021.

Oregon is relaxing requirements to become a substitute schoolteacher in the face of a widespread shortage currently stretching educators thin.

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Executive Director Anthony Rosilez told Pamplin Media Group Monday, Sept. 28, the licensing agency will file a temporary rule in order to implement an emergency substitute teaching license.