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Oregon Bulletin

September 1, 2011

 

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Chapter 584

Rule Caption: Amends administrator rule and adopts new scope of administrator license; amends social worker license requirements; amends other licensure requirements and professional practice rules.

Adm. Order No.: TSPC 6-2011

Filed with Sec. of State: 8-15-2011

Certified to be Effective: 9-1-11

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2011

Rules Adopted: 584-080-0008

Rules Amended: 584-005-0005, 584-050-0015, 584-050-0016, 584-050-0018, 584-060-0062, 584-070-0411, 584-070-0421

Subject: ADOPT: 584-080-0008 Scope of Administrator License: Lists actions that require an administrator license as well as actions that do not require an administrator license.

      AMEND: 584-005-0005 Definitions: Clarifies the scope of Administrator Licenses.

      584-050-0015 Reinstatement of Suspended, Revoked, or Surrendered License or Registration Generally: Includes certificates in this rule. Corrects statues cited.

      584-050-0016 Reinstatement of Suspended License, Registration, or Right to Apply for a License or Registration: Clarifies rule language, includes certificates and corrects statues cited.

      584-050-0018 Reinstatement of Revoked License, Registration, or Right to Apply for a License, Certificate, or Registration: Clarifies rule language. Specifies educator must prove steps are being taken to prevent the previous behavior and additional revocation. Specifies that Executive Director may recommend to the commission whether to approve or deny the application.

      584-060-0062 Adding Endorsements to Initial [I, Initial II] or Continuing Teaching Licenses: Corrects format inconsistency in rule.

      584-070-0411 Initial School Social Worker License: Clarifies an accredited master’s degree required. School social worker may not present themselves as a school counselor or school psychologist.

      584-070-0421 Continuing School Social Worker License: Clarifies school social workers are not required to hold an active Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers license.

Rules Coordinator: Lynn Beaton—(503) 373-0981

584-005-0005

Definitions

These definitions apply to divisions 001-100 unless otherwise indicated by the context:

(1) “Administrators:” Superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, vice principals, assistant principals, associate principals, and such other personnel, regardless of title, whose positions require them to: (a) evaluate other licensed personnel; (b) discipline other licensed personnel; and (c) authorize out-of-school suspension or expulsion of students.

(2) “All Grade Levels:” Grades prekindergarten through 12 (prek-12).

(3) “Alternative Assessment:” Procedures established by the Commission for candidates seeking licensure who fail to achieve a passing score on required matter or specialty area licensure tests for endorsement or authorization.

(4) “Alternative Education Program or School:” A private alternative education program or school registered with the Oregon Department of Education or a public alternative education program or school operated by a school district, education service district, or community college, which is established to serve students identified under ORS 339.250(6) and other students whose academic or professional technical interests and needs are best served through participation in such programs. (See OAR 584-036-0015.)

(5) “Application:” A request for an Oregon license authorizing service in public schools or a request for reinstatement or renewal of such license. As used in these rules, “application” includes the Application Form, C-1, the fee, and all supporting documents necessary for the evaluation for the license.

(6) “Appropriately Assigned:” Assignments for administrator, teacher, supervisor, school counselor, school psychologist, or school nurse duties for which the person involved holds the proper license, endorsements and authorizations. (See OAR 584-036-0081.)

(7) “Approved Institution:” A U.S. regionally accredited institution of higher education approved to prepare licensed personnel by a U.S. governmental jurisdiction in which the institution is located. See definition of “Regional Accrediting Associations” below.

(8) “Approved Program:” An Oregon program of educator preparation approved by TSPC and offered by a regionally accredited Oregon institution. As it applies to out-of-state programs, a program approved by the licensure body of any U.S. governmental jurisdiction authorized to approve educator preparation programs.

(9) “Assistant Superintendent:” A superintendent’s immediate subordinate who evaluates licensed personnel. May also be designated Deputy or Associate Superintendent.

(10) “Athletic Coaches:” Licensed personnel employed full time or part time for purposes of participation in interscholastic athletics and whose duties include instruction of students, preprimary through grade twelve.

(11) “Authorization Level:” The grade levels in which a person may teach, i.e., early childhood, elementary, middle level and high school as defined in OAR 584-060-0051.

(12) “Charter School Registration:” The indicator that an unlicensed teacher or administrator has cleared the fingerprints and criminal background check by TSPC. The Charter School Registration is not an indicator of competency or preparation as an educator.

(13) “Commission:” Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC).

(14) “Competencies:” Ability to apply knowledge and skills appropriately and effectively in achieving the expected outcomes.

(15) “Completion of Approved Program:” The applicant has met the institution’s academic requirements and any additional state or federal requirements and has obtained the institution’s recommendation for licensure.

(16) “Conditional Assignment:” (Formerly “Missassignment”) Assignment of a licensed educator to a position for which he or she does not hold the subject or specialty area endorsement or authorization level required by the rules for licensure. (See OAR 584-036-0081).

(17) “Consortium:” An advisory body to the institution in reviewing, evaluating, and making recommendations on the design, implementation, evaluation, and modification of the program.

(18) “Continuing Professional Development:” Professional development that meets the requirements of OAR 584, Division 90 and enables an educator to be eligible for renewal of a Basic; Standard; Initial or Continuing License.

(19) “Continuing Professional Development Advisor:” A person selected by an educator and approved by the educator’s supervisor, such as a college or university advisor, a peer coach, or a qualified member of an agency or professional organization.

(20) “Distance Learning Teacher:” A teacher who meets the criteria in OAR 584-036-0017 and provides live interactive instruction transmitted from a remote location or who delivers online education either from within Oregon or from another state and who is employed by one or more Oregon public school districts to teach public school students.

(21) “Domain:” An area of professional competency under which a teacher may select coursework or other approved activities for continuing professional development. (See OAR 584-090-0010.)

(22) “Education Service District (ESD):” A district created under ORS 334.010 that provides regional educational services to component school districts.

(23) “Educator:” Any person who is authorized to be employed in the instructional program of the public schools, public charter schools and ESDs, and holds a license to teach, administer, supervise, counsel or provide school psychology services.

(24) “Endorsement:” The subject matter or specialty education field or grade authorization in which the individual is licensed to teach.

(25) “Executive Director:” The Executive Director of the Commission. (See ORS 342.410.)

(26) “Expired License:” A license for which an application for renewal was not received by TSPC prior to the date of expiration stated on the license.

(27) “Field Experience:” Learning activities designed to develop professional competence through observing, assisting, or teaching in a public or approved non-public school.

(28) “Instructional Assistant:” A non-licensed position of employment in a school district assigned to assist a licensed teacher in a supportive role in the classroom working directly with students.

(29) “Instructional Faculty:” Full-time and part-time faculty in an Oregon-approved educator preparation program who teach professional courses or supervise field-centered activities and student teachers.

(30) “Intern:” A student of an approved institution who serves as a teacher, personnel specialist, or administrator under the supervision of the institution and of the school district in order to acquire practical experience in lieu of student teaching or supervised practica. Interns may receive both academic credit from the institution and financial compensation from the school district. Interns may serve as assistant coaches.

(31) “Joint Application:” Submitted by the school district in cooperation with the applicant.

(32) “Liaison Officer:” The person designated by the unit to submit all program modifications for TSPC approval, issue all recommendations for licensure under the approved program, authorize all waivers of professional courses for students enrolled in the program, and handle all correspondence between TSPC and the unit.

(33) “Major Modifications:” Changes of program philosophy, curricula, practica, resources, personnel, or performance standards.

(34) “Major Traffic Violation:” Includes driving while under the influence of intoxicants (ORS 487.540); reckless driving (ORS 487.550); fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer (ORS 487.555); driving while license is suspended or revoked or beyond license restrictions (ORS 487.560); or failure to perform the duties of a driver or witness at an accident (ORS 483.602).

(35) “Mentor:” Educators who have demonstrated the appropriate subject matter knowledge and teaching and/or administrative skills, which when assisting beginning educators, should substantially improve the induction and professional growth of beginning educators in this state.

(36) “Misassignment:” See definition of “Conditional Assignment” above.

(37) “National Board For Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS):” A professional board established to award a National Teaching Certificate to qualified educators.

(38) “Oregon Schools:” Includes public school districts, education service districts, registered private schools preprimary through grade twelve, state and federal schools, special state-supported schools, and public charter schools in Oregon serving students ages three through twenty-one, private schools accredited by the Northwest Commission on College and Universities, and private proprietary career schools registered by the Oregon Department of Education.

(39) “Oregon Educator Licensure Assessments (ORELA):” Licensure tests adopted by the Commission in specified endorsement or licensure areas.

(40) “Out of State Licenses or Certificates:” A certificate or license valid for full-time employment, at least equivalent to the Oregon license being requested, issued by one of the United States, a U.S. jurisdiction (American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), or the U.S. Department of Defense.

(41) “Personal Qualifications:” Personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as an educator.

(42) “Personnel Service:” A type of license issued to counselors, supervisors, and school psychologists.

(43) “Practicum or Practica:” All supervised field experiences other than student teaching or internships. A practicum may be part of the field experience necessary to add an endorsement.

(44) “PRAXIS:” A series of professional assessments for beginning educators produced and administered by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and adopted by TSPC as licensure examinations.

(45) “Principal:” The administrator of each school building or buildings as designated by the school district board.

 (46) “Professional Development Plan:” A plan for personal professional growth during the next licensure renewal cycle.

(47) “Professional Development Units (PDU):” A unit of domain-related activity that equals one clock hour of professional development and contributes to completion of an educator’s professional development plan. (See OAR 584-090-001 et seq.)

(48) “Program Administrator:” Managers of school programs and coordinators of district-wide programs that are accountable at the building level.

(49) “Program Review Committee:” Committee appointed by the Commission to conduct an on-site review for purposes of approval of an educator preparation program.

(50) “Public Funds:” All monies expended by public school districts and for which the school board has responsibility, including funds from local, state, federal, and private sources. (See ORS 342.120(9).)

(51) “Public Schools:” Public school districts, education service districts and public charter school created under ORS Ch. 338, which are supported by local and state public funds and for which the school board has responsibility, for the program of instruction carried out in that school.

(52) “Regional Accrediting Associations:” Colleges and universities approved for teacher education must be accredited by the appropriate regional association at the time the degree or program is completed. The regional associations are: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission;, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

(53) “Reinstatement:” Restoration of the validity of a license which has expired, been suspended, or been revoked. (See OAR 584-050-0015.)

(54) “Renewal:” Extension of validity of a current license. An application for renewal must be submitted prior to the expiration date stated on the license.

(55) “School:” A single school building or combination of buildings which the school board designates as a school.

(56) “School Administrator:” The principal, vice principals and assistant principals at each school.

(57) “School Board:” The board of directors of a local school district or an education service district, the governing board of a public charter school, a registered private school, or the directors of a state, federal, or special state-supported school.

(58) “School Counselor:” A licensed employee of the district assigned to assist students to: develop decision-making skills, obtain information about themselves, understand opportunities and alternatives available in educational programs, set tentative career and educational goals, accept increasing responsibilities for their own actions, develop skills in interpersonal relations, and utilize school and community resources.

(59) “School District:” Includes administrative school districts; common school districts; joint school districts; union high school districts; county units; education service districts; registered private schools; and state, federal, and special state-supported schools. May also include school districts from other states.

(60) “School Nurse:” A registered nurse who is licensed by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission as qualified to conduct and coordinate the health service programs of a school. (See OAR 584 div. 21.)

(61) “School Psychologist:” A licensed employee of the district assigned to: assessment of students’ mental aptitude, emotional development, motor skills, or educational progress; designing educational programs for students and conferring with licensed personnel regarding such programs; and consulting with parents and students regarding interpretation of assessments and the design of educational programs. (See OAR 584 div. 44 and 70.)

(62) “School Supervisor:” Educators who assist, supervise, and evaluate students enrolled in the field-centered activities, including but not limited to, practica, internships and student teaching. (See OAR 584 div. 17.)

(63) “Self-Contained Classroom:” An assignment for teaching in grades preprimary through nine in which the teacher has primary responsibility for the curriculum.

(64) “Skills:” Ability to use knowledge effectively in the performance of specific tasks typical of those required in an educational position.

(65) “State Board:” The Oregon State Board of Education.

(66) “Student Teacher:” A student of an approved teacher education institution who is assigned to a public or approved private school for professional practica under the supervision of qualified personnel. Student teachers may provide instruction or may serve as assistant coaches.

(67) “Superintendent:” The district’s chief administrator who reports directly to the school board.

(68) “Supervisor of Licensed Personnel:” A person assigned to a position which includes the on-the-job supervision or evaluation of licensed personnel. Should not be confused with “School Supervisor” above.

(69) “Teacher:” Includes all licensed employees in the public schools or employed by an education service district who have direct responsibility for instruction, coordination of educational programs or supervision or evaluation of teachers and who are compensated for their services from public funds. “Teacher” does not include a school nurse as defined in ORS 342.455.

(70) “Teacher Education Programs:” Programs preparing teachers, personnel service specialists, or administrators. Oregon Revised Statutes use the term “teacher education” to refer to all programs preparing educational personnel for public elementary and secondary schools, not exclusive to those for classroom teachers.

(71) “Transcripts:” An institution-sealed official record of academic preparation which bears the signature of the registrar and the seal of the institution. Photocopies are not acceptable.

(72) “TSPC:” Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(73) “Unit:” The institution, college, school, department, or other administrative body with the responsibility for managing or coordinating all programs offered for the initial and continuing preparation of teachers and other school personnel, regardless of where these programs are administratively housed.

(74) “Vice Principal:” A principal’s immediate subordinate assigned to coordination of instruction, discipline, student activities, or supervision or evaluation of staff.

(75) “Violation of Licensure:” Employment by a public school of a teacher or school nurse without a valid license or Conditional Assignment Permit above.

(76) “Work Samples:” A designed and implemented unit of study that demonstrates capacity to foster student learning.

(77) “Year of Experience:” A period of at least eight consecutive months of full-time work or two consecutive years of one-half time or more while holding a license valid for the assignment.

[ED. NOTE: Forms referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-00; TSPC 5-2000, f. & cert. ef. 9-20-00; TSPC 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-21-01; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-02; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-03; TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 11-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-17-06; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 3-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-08 thru 11-25-08; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

584-050-0015

Reinstatement of Suspended, Revoked, or Surrendered License or Registration Generally

(1) A suspended, revoked, or surrendered license or charter school registration may be reinstated if the applicant is otherwise qualified and complies with the other applicable provisions of rules in this division.

(2) Licenses, certificates or registrations that are revoked, suspended, or surrendered and eligible for reinstatement will be reinstated for the same period of time as an application for a new or renewed license or registration of that type.

(3) The fee to reinstate a license is in addition to the application fee required to issue a new license. See OAR 584-036-0055.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181 & 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.525, 342.120 - 200 & 342.400

Hist.: TS 15, f. 12-20-76, ef. 1-1-77; TS 17, f. 12-19-77, ef. 1-1-78; TS 3-1978, f. 7-24-78, ef. 1-1-79; TS 6-1980, f. & ef. 12-23-80; TS 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-5-82; TS 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; TSPC 4-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-17-00; TSPC 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-21-01; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-10; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

584-050-0016

Reinstatement of Suspended License, Registration, or Right to Apply for a License or Registration

(1) Six weeks prior to the expiration of the period of suspension, an educator may apply to have a suspended license or registration reinstated. However, no reinstatement will be effective until expiration of the suspension period.

(2) An application for reinstatement of a suspended license, registration or suspension of right to apply for a license or registration must include:

(a) A C-1 application form;

(b) A fee pursuant to OAR 584-036-0055; and

(c) A notarized affidavit from the applicant, together with requisite and additional documentation sufficient to establish convincingly that all terms and conditions of the suspension have been met satisfactorily and fulfilled.

(3) If the Executive Director is satisfied that the terms and conditions have been met successfully the Executive Director will reinstate the suspended license, registration or right to apply for a license or registration.

(4) If the Executive Director is not satisfied the terms and conditions have been met, the Director will make a recommendation to the Commission in executive session to deny reinstatement of the license.

(5) Before taking action on the Executive Director’s recommendation, the Commission may schedule an informal meeting between the educator and the Commission in executive session. The decision to schedule or not to schedule an informal meeting is entirely at the Commission’s discretion.

(6) If the Commission agrees with the Director’s recommendation to deny the reinstatement, the Director will mail a copy of the recommendation of denial to the educator and notice of right to a hearing under ORS 342.175 and OAR 584-019-0002.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181 & 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.525, 342.120 - 342.200 & 342.400

Hist.: TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

584-050-0018

Reinstatement of Revoked License, Registration, or Right to Apply for a License, Certificate or Registration

(1) Any revocation for conviction for crimes listed in ORS 342.143(3) is permanent and the license, certificate or registration is not eligible for reinstatement. All other revocations of a license, certificate or registration or right to apply for a license, certificate or registration are eligible for application for reinstatement.

(2) Application for reinstatement of a license, certificate or registration revoked for any reason other than those cited in ORS 342.143(3) may be submitted at any time after the period of revocation has expired.

(3) The burden will be on the educator to establish fitness for reinstatement.

(4) The application for reinstatement must include:

(a) A C-1 application form;

(b) A fee pursuant to OAR 584-036-0055;

(c) A personal notarized affidavit attesting that:

(A) All the conditions of the order for revocation have been met; and

(B) That the educator has not violated any laws of the states, including ethical violations related to licensure, certificate or registration; and

(d) Any additional documentation, sufficient to establish convincingly that the educator possesses all of the qualifications required for first licensure or reinstatement of a license, certificate or registration. Letters of recommendations from educator colleagues are insufficient alone to establish fitness for licensure following a revocation. The educator must be clear regarding what proactive steps have been taken to ensure to the Commission that the conduct that resulted in the revocation is highly unlikely to occur again.

(5) Following review of the application for reinstatement pursuant to this section, the Executive Director may make a recommendation to the Commission regarding whether to approve or deny the application.

 (6) All decisions to reinstate a revoked license, certificate, registration or right to apply for a license, certificate or registration will be made by the Commission in executive session.

 (7) The Executive Director or the Commission may require the educator to appear before the Commission in executive session prior to consideration of the application for reinstatement.

(a) It is entirely at the Commission’s discretion whether an educator may meet with the Commission under these circumstances.

(b) This subsection does not grant a right to any applicant to appear before the Commission prior to the Commission’s consideration of the application for reinstatement following a revocation.

(8) If the Commission denies the application for reinstatement, or the right to apply for a license, certificate or registration, the Executive Director will mail a copy of the recommendation of denial to the educator and a notice of right to a hearing under ORS 342.175.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 181 & 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 181.525, 342.120 - 342.200 & 342.400

Hist.: TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

584-060-0062

Adding Endorsements to Initial or Continuing Teaching Licenses

(1) An endorsement is the subject matter or specialty education field in which the educator is licensed to teach. Educators may only teach the subjects in which they are licensed in the grade levels authorized on the license (authorization level).

(2) A multiple subjects self-contained endorsement does not allow the teacher to teach: Adaptive Physical Education, Art, Communications Disorders, Early Intervention/Special Education, ESOL, ESOL/Bilingual, Hearing Impaired, Library Media, Music, Physical Education, Reading Specialist, Special Education, or Vision Impaired.

(3) Subject-Matter Competency: A new endorsement will be added to a new or existing Initial I, Initial II or Continuing Teaching License upon documentation of one of the following: (For Middle-Level Endorsement exceptions see subsection (5) below.)

(a) For endorsements where subject-matter mastery tests are required by the commission:

(A) Documentation of a passing score on all Commission-approved tests required for the endorsement; or

(B) Documentation of successful completion of the commission-approved alternative assessment in lieu of the passing score on the subject-matter mastery test.

(b) For the endorsements where the commission has not approved subject-matter mastery tests including but not limited to: Drama, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Adaptive Physical Education:

(A) Completion of a program or demonstrated completion of required coursework; or

(B) A nonprovisional out-of-state license showing endorsement in the subject-area.

(c) Special Exception for Out-of-State Applicants: For out-of-state applicants upon first licensure in Oregon. (See OAR 584-036-0080 Licensure Tests.)

(4) Practicum Requirements: In addition to the requirements in subsection (3)(a) and (b) of this rule, one of the following practical experiences must be completed:

(a) A program-supervised practicum of two semester hours or three quarter hours, which except as specified below may or may not be part of a longer preparation that includes content or methods courses in the subject area, in an institution approved to prepare teachers for that endorsement;

(b) Verification of 60 hours or more of experience teaching the new subject-area at least one hour each day or the equivalent on either an optional assignment of ten hours or less or an approved conditional assignment permit (CAP) as allowed by OAR 584-036-0181[.]; or

(c) Completion of an approved program in the new subject-matter endorsement area.

(5) Adding Endorsements to the Middle-Level (ML) Authorization Level:

(a) Teachers holding an Initial, Initial I, Initial II, or Continuing Teaching License with a multiple subjects self-contained or a multiple subjects endorsement with either an elementary or middle-level authorization are not required to complete an additional subject-related practicum to add the endorsements specified in this subsection.

(b) To add the endorsements listed below, teachers qualifying under this section must pass the Commission-approved high school or middle school test or tests in the appropriate subject-matter area:

(A) Language Arts or middle-school Language Arts;

(B) Social Studies or middle-school Social Studies;

(C) Science or middle school science; or

(D) Basic or Advanced Math.

(c) A multiple subjects endorsement is also required to add all general education endorsements at the middle-level authorization except the following specialty endorsements:

(A) Adaptive Physical Education

(B) Art;

(C) ESOL;

(D) ESOL/Bilingual;

(E) Library Media Specialist;

(F) Music;

(G) Physical Education;

(H) Reading; and

(I) Special Education;

(J) Vision Impaired;

(K) Hearing Impaired;

(L) Communications Disorders;

(M) Early Intervention/Special Education.

(6) Grade Authorization Level: Some endorsement areas may require the completion of a new authorization level program prior to being added to the license. The applicant should obtain a check sheet of requirements from TSPC prior to pursing adding a new endorsement to an existing license. (See, OAR 584-060-0052 Adding Authorization Levels to Existing Initial and Continuing Teaching Licenses.)

(7) When Programs are Required: (a) An approved program including content courses, methods courses, and practica is always required as preparation for added endorsement in the following areas:

(A) All Special Education endorsements, including:

(i) Early Intervention/Special Education;

(ii) Hearing Impairment;

(iii)Vision Impairment;

(iv) Special Education; and

(v) Communication Disorders;

(B) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL);

(C) Reading; or

(D) Subjects for which no subject mastery test has been required by the commission for endorsement including but not limited to:

(i) Drama;

(ii) Japanese;

(iii) Latin;

(iv) Russian; and

(v) Adaptive Physical Education.

(b) Program evaluations for waiver of the subject matter test for out-of-state applicants requesting these endorsements must align with the requirements in Division 38:

(c) Adding a Multiple Subjects or other General Education Endorsement to a License with Only a Specialty Endorsement: To add any general education endorsement to a license that holds a “specialty endorsement” only requires the following:

(A) Evidence of completion of a general education program at the grade levels at which the general education endorsement is sought; or

(B) A recommendation by C-2 form by an Oregon program approved to offer the endorsement.

(8) Specialty Endorsements: Adding specialty endorsements such as art, music, ESOL, ESOL/bilingual, reading, physical education, and library media specialists may involve additional coursework. (See, OAR 584-060-0071 Endorsements Requiring Special Preparation.)

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 3-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-15-05 thru 9-30-05; TSPC 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-05; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 9-22-09; TSPC 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-11; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

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; and

(b) Substitute counseling at any level.

(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;

(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 or the out-of-state equivalent;

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

(5) Persons holding an Initial School Social Worker License may not:

(a) Substitute as a School Counselor for a period greater than three consecutive months without obtaining the School Counselor License;

(b) Substitute as a School Psychologist; or

(c) Accept any full or part-time position as a School Counselor or as a School Psychologist; or

(d) Go by the title of School Counselor or School Psychologist.

(6) Violations of subsection (5) above may result in referral to the Commission for violation of professional practices.

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; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

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 Social Worker License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

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

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

(b) Substitute counseling at any level.

(4) To be eligible for a Continuing School Social Worker 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;

 (c) 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

(d) 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.

(6) Persons holding a Continuing School Social Worker License may not:

(a) Substitute as a School Counselor for a period greater than three consecutive months without obtaining the School Counselor License;

(b) Substitute as a School Psychologist; or

(c) Accept any full or part-time position as a School Counselor or as a School Psychologist; or

(d) Go by the title of School Counselor or School Psychologist.

(7) Violations of subsection (6) above may result in referral to the Commission for violation of professional practices.

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; TSPC 4-2011, f. & cert. ef. 4-14-11; TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

584-080-0008

Scope of Administrator Licenses

The Initial, Continuing or Transitional Administrator License authorizes the holder to perform duties as follows:

(1) An administrator license is required to:

(a) Evaluate licensed personnel;

(b) Discipline licensed personnel; or

(c) Authorize out-of-school suspension or expulsion of students.

(2) An administrator license is not required to:

(a) Prepare evaluation materials of licensed personnel, if a licensed administrator has responsibility for completing the evaluations;

(b) Evaluate coaching staff, if a licensed administrator has final responsibility for the coaching staff evaluations;

(c) Recruit licensed or classified staff;

(d) Supervise, evaluate, or discipline classified staff; or

(e) Authorize expenditure of funds, if expenditures are made according to approved district and school-wide plans.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11

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