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Oregon Bulletin

February 1, 2011

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Chapter 584

Rule Caption: Adopts and amends Division 70 rules, clarifies civil rights test requirement and program completion, updates statutes and repeals obsolete rules.

Adm. Order No.: TSPC 10-2010

Filed with Sec. of State: 12-30-2010

Certified to be Effective: 1-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 9-1-2010

Rules Adopted: 584-070-0205, 584-070-0401, 584-070-0411, 584-070-0421, 584-070-0431

Rules Amended: 584-010-0090, 584-017-0200, 584-017-0201, 584-017-0300, 584-017-0390, 584-017-0480, 584-060-0210, 584-060-0220, 584-070-0211, 584-070-0221, 584-070-0271

Rules Repealed: 584-042-0002, 584-042-0006, 584-042-0009

Rules Ren. & Amend: 584-048-0065 to 584-044-0048

Subject: ADOPT: 584-070-0205: Scope of School Psychology – Outlines the authorized duties for Initial, Continuing, and Transitional School Psychologist License holders.

      584-070-0401: Scope of School Social Worker License – Outlines the authorized duties for Initial, Continuing, and Transitional School Social Worker License holders.

      584-070-0411: Initial School Social Worker License – Adopts requirements for Initial School Worker License.

      584-070-0421: Continuing School Social Worker License – Adopts requirements for Continuing School Worker License.

      584-070-0431: Transitional School Social Worker License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants – Adopts requirements for Transitional School Social Worker for first time out-of-state applicants.

      AMEND: 584-010-0090: Program Completion Fast Track – Field Operation Audit – Amends program documentation requirements regarding Basic Skills test, civil rights and professional ethics test and evidence of fingerprint clearance. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-017-0200: Verification of Program Completion – Amends requirements for verification of candidate’s program completion. Unit agrees not to recommend candidate for licensure unless all requirements for Initial I are met. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-017-0201: Substitute License When Program is Not Complete – Amends requirements to include passage of civil rights and professional ethics test for licensure. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-017-0300: Verification of Program Completion (Administrators) – Amends requirements for verification of administrator program completion. Requires passage of civil rights and professional ethics test and submission of fingerprints. Updates minimum graduate credit hours required beyond a Master’s degree. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-017-0390: Verification of Program Completion (School Psychology) – Amends requirements for verification of school psychology program completion. Requires passage of civil rights and professional ethics test and submission of fingerprints. Updates minimum graduate credit hours required for Continuing Administrator License. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-017-0480: Verification of Program Completion (School Counseling) – Amends requirements for verification of school counseling program completion. Requires passage of civil rights and ethics test and fingerprint submission. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-060-0210: Emergency Teaching License – Clarifies requirements for the letter a school district must provide when requesting license. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-060-0220: International Visiting Teacher – Amends requirements to include passage of the civil rights and professional ethics test at first renewal. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-070-0211: Initial School Psychologist License – Clarifies that first license is issued for three years plus time to applicant’s birthday. Requires licensee to pass the Oregon civil rights and professional ethics test. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-070-0221: Continuing School Psychologist License – Clarifies the valid roles of the Continuing School Psychologist license. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      584-070-0271: Transitional School Psychologist License – Clarifies the valid roles of the Transitional School Psychologist license. Amends list of statutes implemented.

      AMEND AND RENUMBER: 584-048-0065 to 584-044-0048: Basic Personnel Service License Renewal – Amends list of statutes implemented and renumbers rule to proper division.

      REPEAL: 584-042-0002: (CTE ) Definitions – Repeals obsolete rule.

      584-042-0006: Three-Year Career and Technical Education Teaching License - Repeals obsolete rule.

      584-042-0009: Adding Career and Technical Education Endorsements – Repeals obsolete rule.

Rules Coordinator: Victoria Chamberlain—(503) 378-6813

584-010-0090

Program Completion Fast Track — Field Operation Audit

(1) The Commission will provide a program completion fast-track option to units. The fast-track option will grant an expedited license to completers of commission-approved programs.

(2) The license will be granted so long as it is evident that all requirements of the license have been met.

(3) For participating units, the commission will schedule biennial field operation audits of the program completion process of each unit.

(a) The review shall audit five (5) percent of the files of program completers at the unit;

(b) A minimum of fifteen (15) files will be reviewed regardless of the number of program completers recommended by a unit for licensure; and

(c) In the event there are less than fifteen (15) files total, all files will be reviewed.

(4) The audit review team will be composed of commission staff, including at least one (1) licensure evaluator.

(5) The review shall examine files and documents for each commission-approved program. These files and documents include:

(a) Documentation of degrees identified on the Program Completion Report, including:

(A) Degree level;

(B) Institution granting degree;

(C) Date degree granted; and

(D) Major, if specified;

(b) Coursework completion date;

(c) Evidence of subject-matter mastery. Preferred documentation is passing scores on subject-matter test(s). In the alternative, completion of alternative assessment process, per OAR 584-052-0031;

(d) Evidence of basic skills mastery. Preferred documentation is passing scores on one of commission-approved basic skills tests. In the alternative, completion of specified coursework, per OAR 584-036-0082;

(e) Evidence of civil rights knowledge. Document is passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics.

(f) Evidence of fingerprint clearance prior to placement into any practicum experience pursuant to OAR 584-017-0055; and

(g) Basis for recommendation of program completion requirements.

(6) As part of the audit, the review team shall examine the following commission agency files and documents for randomly chosen audited candidates:

(a) PA1 forms submitted;

(b) Evidence of fingerprint clearance;

(c) Notices of Noncompliance issued to programs;

(d) C1 — Educator application forms;

(e) Appropriate test score records;

(f) Fees;

(g) License issued, based on C-2 request and information; and

(h) Any appropriate correspondence based on licensure.

(7) All results of these audits shall be reported to the commission by commission staff at the next regularly scheduled meeting following the unit’s audit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455-342.495 & 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-017-0200

Verification of Program Completion

The unit assures that candidates have completed the program successfully.

(1) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have acquired the knowledge and demonstrated the competencies required for the authorization level(s) and endorsement(s).

(2) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have completed the required practica successfully.

(3) The unit attests that candidates comply with Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators in OAR 584 division 20.

(4) The unit attests that the candidates have passed all licensure tests required for the authorization levels and endorsements for which the unit is recommending, including basic skills and the commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and ethics. Evidence of program completion is stored in each student’s appropriate files including a copy of the C-2 form filed with the Commission as verification of the student’s having met all licensure requirements.

(5) Program completion for purposes of reporting under Title II of the Higher Education Act (HEA) means the latest date at which a candidate completes all of the requirements for an Initial I Teaching License.

(a) All candidates completing an approved program must be reported to the Commission for Title II HEA reporting purposes in the year in which all requirements are completed whether the candidate applies for licensure with TSPC.

(b) The unit agrees to not recommend candidates for licensure in any state unless the candidate completes all the requirements for an Initial I Teaching License.

(6) The unit attests that all candidates for an Initial I Teaching License will hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or from an institution that is deemed to offer a degree comparable to a regionally accredited institution as approved by the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization, including but not limited to a foreign equivalent of such a degree.

(7) The unit attests that all candidates for a Continuing Teaching License will hold a master’s or higher degree in arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455-342.495, 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 4-2007, f. & cert. ef. 6-14-07; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef.
1-1-11

584-017-0201

Substitute License When Program is Not Complete

(1) The commission will issue a non-renewable unrestricted Substitute Teaching License to a qualified candidate for whom the unit has submitted documentation of completion of academic requirements and the commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics but without completion of other licensure requirements.

(2) The Substitute Teaching License will be valid for three years only and will be issued pursuant to OAR 584-060-0181. These candidates will be reported by the unit as a program completer in the year that all of the candidate’s licensure requirements are completed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455-342.495, 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 3-2000, f. 7-17-00, cert. ef. 9-1-00; Renumbered from 584-010-0130, TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-017-0300

Verification of Program Completion (Administrators)

The unit assures that candidates have completed the program successfully.

(1) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have acquired the knowledge and demonstrated the competencies required for the authorization level(s) and endorsement(s) required for these licenses.

(2) The unit attests that the candidates have passed the commission-approved tests for administrator content knowledge and U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics when appropriate.

(3) The unit attests that all candidates for licensure submitted fingerprints to the Commission and were cleared prior to placement in any practicum for licensure. Prior fingerprint clearance under previous licensure waives this requirement.

(4) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have completed the required practica successfully.

(5) The unit attests that candidates recommended for licensure comply with Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators in division 020.

(6) The unit attests that all candidates for the Initial Administrator License will hold a Master’s degree or higher in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission.

(7) The unit attests that all candidates for Continuing Administrator License shall have completed a minimum of 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours of graduate credit beyond the Master’s degree.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495, 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-017-0390

Verification of Program Completion (School Psychology)

The unit assures that candidates have completed the program successfully.

(1) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have acquired the knowledge and demonstrated the competencies required for the authorization level(s) and endorsement(s) required for these licenses.

(2) The unit attests that the candidates have passed the commission-approved tests for school psychology content knowledge and U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics.

(3) The unit attests that all candidates for licensure submitted fingerprints to the commission and were cleared prior to placement in any practicum for licensure. Prior fingerprint clearance under previous licensure waives this requirement.

(4) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have completed the required practica successfully.

(5) The unit attests that candidates comply with Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators in division 020.

(6) The unit attests that all candidates for the Initial School Psychologist License will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in behavioral sciences from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission.

(7) The unit attests that all candidates for the Continuing School Psychologist License will have completed an advanced program in psychologist competencies consisting of a minimum of six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495, 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-017-0480

Verification of Program Completion (School Counseling)

The unit assures that candidates have completed the program successfully.

(1) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have acquired the knowledge and demonstrated the competencies required for the authorization level(s) and endorsement(s) required for these licenses.

(2) The unit attests that the candidates have passed the commission-approved tests for school counseling content knowledge and U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics.

(3) The unit attests that all candidates for licensure submitted fingerprints to the Commission and were cleared prior to placement in any practicum for licensure. Prior fingerprint clearance under previous licensure waives this requirement.

(4) The unit documents that candidates for licensure have completed the required practica successfully.

(5) The unit attests that candidates comply with Standards for Competent and Ethical Performance of Oregon Educators in division 020.

(6) The unit attests that all candidates for the Initial I School Counselor License in a Track I program will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission.

(7) The unit attests that all candidates for the Initial I School Counselor License in a Track II program will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in the behavioral sciences from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission.

(8) The unit attests that all candidates for the Continuing School Counselor License will hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in behavioral sciences and have completed beyond the Initial program in school counseling an advanced program consisting of a minimum of six semester or nine quarter hours of graduate credit to include 400 clock hours of practicum.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495, 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-044-0048

Basic Personnel Service License Renewal

(1)(a) A Basic Personnel Service License may be renewed once for three years on recommendation of an institution offering an approved program for personnel service specialists.

(b) The recommendation shall be contingent upon satisfactory completion of nine quarter or six semester hours of the program leading to a Standard Personnel Service License.

(c) The additional preparation must be completed subsequent to issuance of the current license unless completion of the academic requirements for the Standard Personnel Service License has been verified prior to application for renewal of the Basic Personnel Service License.

(2) This preparation must be completed in the institution or in an inservice training program offered by a school district and for which credit is given by the institution or by some combination of both in accordance with Commission rules.

(3) At the time the second Basic Personnel Service License expires, the educator must have completed academic requirements for the Standard Personnel Service License.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455 – 342.495; 342.553

Hist.: TS 15, f. 12-20-76, ef. 1-1-77; TS 17, f. 12-19-77, ef. 1-1-78; TS 2-1979, f. 8-21-79, ef. 1-1-80; TS 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-5-82; TS 6-1984, f. 12-27-84, ef. 1-15-85; TS 1-1988, f. 1-14-88, ef. 1-15-88; TS 6-1989, f. & cert. ef. 10-6-89; TS 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; Renumbered from 584-048-0065 by TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-060-0210

Emergency Teaching License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant and a co-applicant district may be granted an Emergency Teaching License. An Emergency Teaching License may be issued when a school district demonstrates extenuating circumstances that merit the issuance of the license in order to protect the district’s programs or students.

(2) The Emergency Teaching License shall be issued solely at the discretion of the Executive Director for any length of time deemed necessary to protect the district’s programs or students. In most cases, an Emergency Teaching License will not exceed one year unless the educator or the
district has presented unusual extenuating circumstances. The Executive Director may consider efforts the educator has made in meeting licensure requirements. Additionally, the Executive Director will consider academic preparation or experience the proposed educator has had in the area in which the district is requesting the license.

(3) To be eligible for the Emergency Teaching License an applicant and co-applicant district must provide the following:

(a) C-1 application and fee;

(b) Fingerprints furnished in the manner prescribed by the commission if the applicant has not been fingerprinted or has not held an active license issued by the commission in the past three years;

(c) A letter from the district detailing the extenuating circumstances constituting the emergency and the applicant’s unique skills qualifying her or him for the license. The letter should include a request for the least amount of time necessary to meet the emergency needs of the district; and

(d) An applicant may be asked to provide a resume, transcripts or other evidence of qualifications if requested by the Executive Director.

(4) The Emergency Teaching License is not subject to the 120 day grace period allowed for licensure renewal purposes under ORS 342.127.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533

Hist.: TSPC 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-03; TSPC 8-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-10-04 thru 3-9-05 (Suspended by TSPC 9-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-5-04 thru 3-9-05); TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-10; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-060-0220

International Visiting Teacher License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified and eligible applicant may be granted an International Visiting Teacher License. The intent of this license is to provide up to a three-year cultural exchange of teachers and teaching strategies between Oregon and a participating country other than the United States.

(2) This license is issued for one year and is renewable up to two times.

(3) This license is valid for substitute teaching only at the grade authorization levels and subject-matter endorsement areas listed on the license.

(4) The International Visiting Teacher License is restricted to use within the district that has applied for it jointly with the teacher and is valid for teaching with the requesting employer only at the designated grade authorization levels and subject-matter endorsement areas requested by the employer and listed on the license. If the license is endorsed in a core academic area, the licensee may be considered to be “highly qualified” pursuant to federal law.

(5) To be eligible for the International Visiting Teacher License, the applicant must co-apply with the requesting district and submit the following materials as part of the application packet:

(a) A letter from the co-applying district specifying the grade levels and subject-matter endorsement areas in which the district would like the applicant to teach and a brief description of the plan for supervision and mentoring the district has in place including the name of the mentor assigned to the applicant once licensed;

(b) Transcript evaluation or some other convincing evidence that the applicant holds the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate or higher degree and proof that the applicant has completed a professional teacher preparation program in their country. The transcript and other evidence submitted will be evaluated for subject-matter competency in the subject-area in which the license is being requested;

(c) A copy of all professional teaching credentials held by the applicant;

(d)(A) Evidence that the applicant has completed the equivalent of three full years, (not less than 27 months) of teaching experience; or

(B) Proof of participation in the Cultural Exchange Program in a J-1 Visa status monitored by the Oregon Department of Education. Proof of participation must include verification from the Oregon Department of Education; and

(e) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

(6) To be eligible for a one-year renewal of the International Visiting Teaching License, an applicant must:

(a) Submit an application packet for renewal;

(b) A PEER form verifying the applicant’s assignment;

(c) A passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics; and

(d) Submit a letter from the co-applying school district attesting to the following:

(A) That the teacher’s assignment will remain within the scope of grades and subjects on the license; and

(B) That the plan for supervision and mentoring remains in place and update the name of the mentor if appropriate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533

Hist.: TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 8-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-4-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0205

Scope of School Psychology

The Initial, Continuing or Transitional School Psychologist License authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:

(1) Provide services that enhance academic performance;

(2) Design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment;

(3) Consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties;

(4) Conduct psycho-educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs;

(5) Provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups and families; and

(6) Coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school-wide crises.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0211

Initial School Psychologist License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial School Psychologist License for three years. The first license will be issued for three years plus time to the applicant’s birthday.

(2) The Initial School Psychologist License is valid for:

(a) School psychology at all age or grade levels;

(b) Substitute counseling at any level; and

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(3) To be eligible for an Initial School Psychologist License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following general preparation requirements:

(a) Have a master’s or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor’s degree in any field;

(b) Complete in Oregon or another U.S. jurisdiction, as part of the master’s degree or separately, an initial graduate program in school psychology at an institution approved for psychologist education by the commission; or obtained certification from the National Association of School Psychologists.

(c) Obtained a passing score as currently specified by the commission on a test of professional knowledge for school psychologists, or completed five years of experience practicing school psychology on a license valid for the assignment full time in a public school or regionally accredited private school in a U.S. jurisdiction before holding any Oregon license;

(d) Obtained a passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics, unless this requirement has already been satisfied when obtaining a preceding Oregon educator’s license or registration; and

(e) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

(4) The Initial School Psychologist License may be renewed repeatedly for three years upon completion of a professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495, 342.533

Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0221

Continuing School Psychologist License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Continuing School Psychologist License.

(2) The Continuing School Psychologist License is issued for: five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Continuing School Psychologist License is valid for:

(a) School psychology at all age or grade levels,

(b) Substitute counseling at any level; and

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Continuing School Psychologist License, an applicant must:

(a) Meet and complete all of the requirements for the Initial School Psychologist License;

(b) Hold a master’s or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or hold the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor’s degree;

(c) Have five years of school psychology experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment; and

(d) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-017-0360 by completing one of the following:

(A) Complete an advanced program in psychologist competencies consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or

(B) Validation of all advanced psychology competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or

(C) By obtaining a current National School Psychology Certificate awarded by the National Association of School Psychologists; or

(D) By having a regionally accredited doctor’s degree in educational, clinical or counseling psychology.

(5) The Continuing School Psychologist License may be renewed for five years upon completion of a professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533

Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0271

Transitional School Psychologist License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Transitional School Psychologist License.

(2) The Transitional School Psychologist License is issued for eighteen months and is renewable.

(3) The Transitional School Psychologist License is valid for:

(a) School psychology at all age or grade levels,

(b) Substitute counseling at any level;

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Transitional School Psychologist License, the applicant must:

(a) Have a master’s or higher degree in educational psychology or therapeutic psychology from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(b) Show evidence of licensure to practice school psychology in any state or comparable jurisdiction;

(c) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495, 342.533

Hist.: TSPC 3-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-99; TSPC 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-99; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0401

Scope of School Social Worker Licensure

The Initial, Continuing or Transitional School Social Worker License authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:

(1) Assess home, school, personal, and community factors that may affect a student’s learning;

(2) Identify and provide intervention strategies for children and their families, including counseling, case management and crisis intervention;

(3) Consult with teachers, administrators and other school staff regarding social and emotional needs of students; and

(4) Coordinate family, school and community resources on behalf of students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430, 342.455 – 342.495, 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0411

Initial School Social Worker License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial School Social Worker License for three years. The first license will be issued for three years plus time to the applicant’s birthday.

(2) The Initial School Social Worker License is valid for:

(a) School social work at all age or grade levels;

(b) Substitute counseling at any level; and

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(3) To be eligible for an Initial School Social Worker License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following general preparation requirements:

(a) A master’s or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor’s degree in any field;

(b) Completion of an initial graduate program in school social work as part of the master’s degree or separately at an institution approved for school social worker education by the commission;

(c) A passing score as currently specified by the commission on a test of professional knowledge for school social workers, or five years of experience practicing school social work on a license valid for the assignment full time in a public school or regionally accredited private school in a U.S. jurisdiction or foreign equivalent before holding any Oregon license;

(d) A passing score on a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics;

(e) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement); and

(f) A license issued by the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers.

(4) The Initial School Social Worker License may be renewed repeatedly for three years upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0421

Continuing School Social Worker License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Continuing School Social Worker License.

(2) The Continuing School Psychologist License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Continuing School Psychologist License is valid for:

(a) School psychology at all age or grade levels;

(b) Substitute counseling at any level, and

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Continuing School Psychologist License, an applicant must:

(a) Meet and complete all of the requirements for the Initial School Social Worker License;

(b) Hold a master’s or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or hold the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally accredited bachelor’s degree;

(c) Hold an active license with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers;

(d) Have five years of school social worker experience at least half-time or more on any non-provisional TSPC or out-of-state educator license appropriate for the social worker assignment; and

(e) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-017-0551 by completing one of the following:

(A) By completing an advanced commission-approved program in school social worker competencies consisting of at least six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or

(B) Validation of all advanced school social worker competencies through assessment by a commission-approved professional development program offered by an institution, an employer, or the two working together; or

(C) By showing evidence of being a Certified School Social Work Specialist awarded by the National Association of Social Workers; or

(D) By having a regionally accredited doctor’s degree in social work.

(5) The Continuing School Social Worker License may be renewed for five years upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430, 342.455 – 342.495 & 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-070-0431

Transitional School Social Worker License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Transitional School Social Worker License.

(2) The Transitional School Social Worker License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable.

(3) The Transitional School Social Worker License is valid for:

(a) School social work at all age or grade levels;

(b) Substitute counseling at any level; and

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) Transitional School Social Workers must qualify for either an Initial School Social Worker or Continuing School Social Worker at the expiration of license in eighteen months.

(5) To be eligible for a Transitional School Social Worker License, the applicant must:

(a) Have a master’s or higher degree in social work from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(b) Hold an unrestricted school social worker license or certificate in any state or comparable jurisdiction;

(c) Hold an active license with the Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers; and

(d) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 -342.430

Hist.: TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

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