Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2014

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Chapter 584

Rule Caption: Adopts Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization

Adm. Order No.: TSPC 3-2014(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-7-2014

Certified to be Effective: 4-8-14 thru 9-22-14

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Adopted: 584-066-0020

Subject: Adopts standards for licensure specialization Elementary Math Instructional Leader

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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization

(1) An Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader specialization may be added to any TSPC Basic, Standard, Initial or Continuing Teaching License upon completion of the requirements and qualifications found in this rule.

(2) To be eligible for the Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader (EMIL) specialization, the licensed teacher must have all of the following:

(a) A license authorized to teach in grades K–8 and holding the multiple subjects, basic elementary or standard elementary endorsements;

(b) Three complete years of teaching mathematics in grades K–8 as verified by a Professional Educator Experience Form (PEER) or other verifiable experience if the experience is obtained out of state; and

(c) Demonstrated competency in the following Elementary Math Specialist (EMS) standards as determined by a program approved to offer the Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders specialization as evidenced by completion of:

(A) Twenty-four quarter or sixteen semester hours of a TSPC-approved Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader program; and

(B) An EMIL practicum working with a range of students and teachers.

(3) Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leaders specialist standards include:

(a) Content Knowledge: EMIL professionals must know and understand deeply the mathematics of elementary school as well as how mathematics concepts and skills develop through middle school. This knowledge includes specialized knowledge that teachers need in order to understand and support student learning of elementary mathematics.

(b) Pedagogical Knowledge for Teaching Mathematic: EMIL professionals are expected to have a foundation in pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) (Ball, Thames, & Phelps, 2008). This section is informed by and draws upon the 2003 NCATE/NCTM Program Standards: Standards for Elementary Mathematics Specialists.

(c) Leadership Knowledge and Skills: EMIL professionals need to be prepared to take on collegial non-evaluative leadership roles within their schools and districts. They must have a broad view of many aspects and resources needed to support and facilitate effective instruction and professional growth.

(4) Approval of any EMIL program must satisfy the full set of standards including specific objectives which may be found in the publication: Standards for Elementary Math Specialists: A Reference for Teacher Credentialing and Degree Programs; a publication of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 3-2014(Temp), f. 4-7-14, cert. ef. 4-8-14 thru 9-22-14

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