Teach Umpqua is a program that builds a schoolwide culture of equity and educational success throughout Douglas County.

Interested in becoming a teacher?

Learn what’s needed to become a teacher

Why become a teacher?

  • Create a positive change in this community.

  • Shape the future of our community.

  • Make a difference in the lives of youth.

Teachers for all grade levels are needed.

    Resources to get you started!


    Are you a high school student? 

    The school districts of Douglas County are also partners of support. If you are considering becoming a teacher, many high schools offer UCC’s ED 100 as a dual credit option as well as practicum experiences.

    Are you bilingual?

    Have you considered earning the Oregon Seal of Bilteracy documenting your proficiency in two or more languages and recognized with a Seal on your diploma?

    Biliterate teachers are very much in demand and in some cases may be eligible for additional compensation (salary) given the importance of this asset.

    What is the difference between the terms bilingual and biliterate? A person who is bilingual can fluently speak two languages. A person who is biliterate can read and  write proficiently in two languages.

    Discover your path to a teaching career

    Additional tips

    • Conduct informational interviews – Talk with current educators and ask them questions

    • Find a mentor. The Grow Your Own Facilitator can match you with a mentor that will encourage your goals and help you work through any barriers.