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

Interested in becoming a counselor?

Learn what’s needed to become a counselor

Why become a counselor?

  • Create a positive change in this community.

  • Shape the future of our community.

  • Make a difference in the lives of youth.

School counselors for all grade levels are needed.

    Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of students.

      Resources to get you started!

      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.

        Equity and senate bill 13 tribal history/shared history

        TSPC Financial Assistance Through an interagency agreement with the Educator Advancement Council, the Commission has been granted a sum of money intended to help increase the numbers of diverse* educators in Oregon. TSPC is pleased to offer two opportunities for diverse educators to receive financial assistance with expenses of becoming a licensed educator, with a third opportunity available through the Educator Advancement Council. 

        Grow Your Own Scholarship

        Discover your path to a counseling career

        Additional ideas:

        • Conduct informational interviews – Talk with current counselors and ask them questions
        • Find a mentor. The Grow Your Own Facilitator can match you with a mentor who will encourage your goals and help you work through any barriers.