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Oregon Bulletin

October 1, 2013

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Chapter 584

Rule Caption: Removes obsolete references within the rules; clarifies conditional license; clarifies highly qualified rules.

Adm. Order No.: TSPC 3-2013

Filed with Sec. of State: 8-19-2013

Certified to be Effective: 8-19-13

Notice Publication Date: 6-1-2013

Rules Amended: 584-018-0205, 584-020-0041, 584-036-0055, 584-060-0002, 584-060-0012, 584-060-0062, 584-060-0220, 584-060-0250, 584-080-0161, 584-090-0100, 584-100-0002, 584-100-0006, 584-100-0011, 584-100-0016, 584-100-0017, 584-100-0021, 584-100-0026, 584-100-0031, 584-100-0038, 584-100-0041, 584-100-0061

Rules Repealed: 584-100-0023

Rules Ren. & Amend: 584-100-0101 to 584-100-0007, 584-100-0106 to 584-100-0008

Subject: Removes repealed statutes; clarifies role of reporting superintendents; removes obsolete reference to “alternative assessment”; allows Commission to accept international test scores for visiting teachers; terminates License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) each June 30; clarifies when LCA may be issued in special education; corrects typographical numbering; adds definition of professional development; removes references to “No Child Left Behind” and replaces with ESEA; clarifies HOUSSE deadlines; moves definitions to front of highly qualified regulations.

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

584-018-0205

Educational Leadership for Administrator Licensure Standards

These standards align with the Educational Leadership Constituents Council (ELCC) standards for Educational Leadership. The knowledge and skill abilities required for each program standard are found within the full document of the standards. These standards are also aligned with the Interstate School Leader Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) recommended standards. Oregon programs must demonstrate integration of principles of cultural competency and equitable practice in each standard through the entire educational leadership and school administration licensure programs.

(1) Visionary Leadership: An educational leader integrates principles of cultural competency and equitable practice and promotes the success of every student by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by stakeholders. [ISLLC Standard 1] Educational Leaders:

(a) Collaboratively develop and implement a shared vision and mission;

(b) Collect and use data to identify goals, assess organizational effectiveness, and promote organizational learning;

(c) Create and implement plans to achieve goals;

(d) Promote continuous and sustainable improvement; and

(e) Monitor and evaluate progress and revise plans.

(2) Instructional Improvement: An educational leader integrates principles of cultural competency and equitable practice and promotes the success of every student by sustaining a positive school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth. [ISLLC Standard 2] Educational Leaders:

(a) Nurture and sustain a culture of collaboration, trust, learning and high expectations;

(b) Create a comprehensive, rigorous and coherent curricular program;

(c) Create a personalized and motivating learning environment for students;

(d) Supervise and support instruction;

(e) Develop assessment and accountability systems to monitor student progress;

(f) Develop the instructional and leadership capacity of staff;

(g) Maximize time spent on quality instruction;

(h) Promote the use of the most effective and appropriate technologies to support teaching and learning; and

(i) Monitor and evaluate the impact of instruction.

(3) Effective Management: An educational leader integrates principles of cultural competency and equitable practice and promotes the success of every student by ensuring management of the organization, operation, and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment. [ISLLC Standard 3] Educational Leaders:

(a) Monitor and evaluate the management and operational systems;

(b) Obtain, allocate, align and efficiently use human, fiscal and technological resources;

(c) Promote and protect the welfare and safety of students and staff;

(d) Develop the capacity for adaptive leadership; and

(e) Ensure teacher and organizational time is focused to support quality instruction and student learning.

(4) Inclusive Practice: An educational leader integrates principles of cultural competency and equitable practice and promotes the success of every student by collaborating with faculty and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources in order to demonstrate and promote ethical standards of democracy, equity, diversity, and excellence, and to promote communication among diverse groups. [ISLLC Standard 4] Educational leaders:

(a) Collect and analyze data pertinent to equitable outcomes;

(b) Understand and integrate the community’s diverse cultural, social and intellectual resources;

(c) Build and sustain positive relationships with families and caregivers; and

(d) Build and sustain productive relationships with community partners.

(5) Ethical Leadership: An educational leader integrates principles of cultural competency and equitable practice and promotes the success of every student by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner. [ISLLC Standard 5] Educational leaders:

(a) Ensure a system of accountability for every student’s academic and social success;

(b) Model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency and ethical behavior;

(c) Safeguard the values of democracy, equity and diversity;

(d) Evaluate the potential ethical and legal consequences of decision-making; and

(e) Promote social justice and ensure that individual student needs inform all aspects of schooling.

(6) Socio-Political Context: An educational leader integrates principles of cultural competency and equitable practice and promotes the success of every student by understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context. [ISLLC Standard 6] Educational leaders:

(a) Advocate for children, families and caregivers;

(b) Act to influence local, district, state and national decisions affecting student learning; and

(c) Assess, analyze and anticipate emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt leadership strategies.

(7) Practicum Experience: The practicum provides significant opportunities for candidates to synthesize and apply the knowledge and practice and develop the skills identified in Standards 1-6 through substantial, sustained, standards-based work in real settings, planned and guided cooperatively by the institution and school district personnel for graduate credit.

(a) The practicum will be substantial.

(b) The practicum will be sustained.

(c) The practicum will be standards-based.

(d) The practicum will be planned and guided cooperatively.

(e) The practicum may be for credit.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-12; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-13; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-020-0041

Misconduct Reporting Requirements

(1) For purposes of this rule, “chief administrator” means:

(a) The superintendent, head teacher, head administrator or person designated by a school district board as district school clerk under ORS 332.515, of a school district, education service district or charter school;

(b) The chief administrative officer of public schools administered by the Oregon Department of Education; or

(c) The chief administrative officer of a private elementary or secondary school, as long as the chief administrative officer is licensed by the Commission.

(2) A chief administrator will report educators described in this subsection regardless if the educator is employed in the chief administrator’s district. Subject educators include:

(a) Any educator possessing a TSPC-issued license or certification;

(b) Any educator holding a charter school registration;

(c) Any pre-service candidate enrolled in a public or private school for purposes of program completion pursuant to any program described in division 17 of these administrative rules.

(3) A chief administrator will report to the Executive Director within thirty (30) days the name of any person described in subsection (2) above, when the chief administrator reasonably believes the person may have committed any act which may constitute any of the designated acts of gross neglect of duty under OAR 584-020-0040(4), subsections (a) to (s) or any of the designated acts of gross unfitness listed under OAR 584-020-0040(5), subsections (a) to (e).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.143 & 342.175 - 342.190

Hist.: TS 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 9-29-93; TS 4-1997, f. 9-25-97, cert. ef. 10-4-97; TSPC 5-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-24-99 thru 2-19-00; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 1-2001, f. & cert. ef. 1-17-01; TSPC 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-036-0055

Fees

(1) All fees are assessed for evaluation of the application and are not refundable.

(2) If the applicant is eligible for the license, registration, or certificate for which application is made and the license, registration or certificate is issued within 90 days of original application, the commission shall issue the license, without additional charge with the following exceptions:

(a) If the commission determines the application is incomplete and fails to notify the applicant in less than one calendar week, the commission will extend the 90 days by an amount equal to the number of days the commission delayed notifying the applicant of incomplete items.

(b) For renewable licenses with a 120 day grace period, the original application fee remains good throughout the 120 days.

(c) If the commission fails to issue the license within 90 days due to commission backlog, the fee shall remain good until the license is issued or 120 days, whichever is less.

(3) The fee for evaluating an initial application:

(a) Initial I License (3 years): $100;

(b) Initial I Teaching License (18 months): $50;

(c) Initial II Teaching License (3 years): $100;

(d) Basic License (3 years): $100;

(e) Continuing License (5 years): $100;

(f) Standard License (5 years): $100;

(g) Restricted Transitional License (1 year or 3 years): $100;

(h) Limited License (3 years): $100;

(i) American Indian Language License (3 years): $100;

(j) Substitute License (3 years): $100;

(k) Restricted Substitute License (3 years, 60 days per year): $100;

(l) Exceptional Administrator License (3 years): $100;

(m) Career and Technical Education I Teaching License (1 year): $100;

(n) Career and Technical Education II Teaching License (3 years): $100;

(o) Five-Year Career and Technical Education License (5 years): $100;

(p) Emergency License (term at discretion of Executive Director): $100;

(q) School Nurse Certification (3 years): $100;

(r) International Visiting Teaching License (1 year): $100;

(s) License for Conditional Assignment (1 to 3 years) $25;

(t) Initial Administrator License (3 years): $100;

(u) Initial School Psychologist License (3 years): $100; and

(v) Initial School Social Worker License (3 years): $100.

(4) The fee for evaluating all applications for a first Oregon license based on completion of an out-of-state educator preparation program or an out of state license is $120 regardless of the license issued.

(5) The fee for registration of a charter school teacher or administrator is $75 which includes the fee for required criminal records and fingerprinting costs.

(6) The fee for evaluating an application for renewal of any license or certification is $100 except as follows:

(a) Renewal of a one-year Restricted Transitional Teaching License is $25;

(b) Renewal of a charter school registration is $25;

(c) Renewal of an International Visiting Teacher License is $25;

(d) Renewal of Career and Technical Education I Teaching License is $25; and

(e) Renewal of License for Conditional Assignment is $25.

(7) The fee for each of the following circumstances is $20:

(a) A duplicate license, registration, or certificate for any reason;

(b) An approved extension to a provisional license; and

(c) Adding a district to an existing restricted license requiring a co-applicant school district.

(8) The fee for evaluating an application to add one or more endorsements or authorization levels to a currently valid license is $100. No additional fee is required to add an endorsement or authorization in conjunction with an application for renewal or reinstatement of a license.

(9) The fee to evaluate an application for reinstatement of an expired license or certificate is $100 plus a late application fee of $25 for each month or portion of a month that the license or certificate has been expired to a maximum of $200 total.

(a) The reinstatement fee does not include any separate fingerprint fee that may be required if more than three years has elapsed from the date of the expired license, registration or school nurse certification.

(b) Late fees may only be imposed one time following the expiration of a license or school nurse certificate. If the applicant does not initially qualify for the license or certificate the applicant is seeking to reinstate, no additional late fees will be imposed upon application for subsequent licenses so long as the applicant has a current active license, registration or certification in effect at the time of application.

(c) In certain cases involving extenuating circumstances related to OAR 584-036-0057 Late Fee Waivers, the Executive Director may choose to waive this late fee.

(10) The fee for evaluating an application for reinstatement of a suspended license or certificate is $100 in addition to the $100 application fee for a total of $200. The fee does not include any separate fingerprint fee that may be required if more than three years has elapsed from the date of the expired license or certificate.

(11) The fee for evaluating an application for reinstatement of a suspended charter school registration is $50 and does not include any separate fingerprint fee that may be required if more than three years has elapsed from the date of the expired registration.

(12) In addition to the application fees required by this rule, the Commission shall collect a late application fee not to exceed $25 per month up to a maximum of $125 from an applicant who fails to make timely application for renewal of the license, certificate or registration.

(13) The fee for evaluating an application for reinstatement of a revoked license or certificate is $150 in addition to the $100 application fee for a total of $250. The reinstatement fee does not include any separate fingerprint fee that may be required if more than three years has elapsed from the date of the expired license, or school nurse certificate.

(14) The fee for evaluating an application for reinstatement of a revoked charter school registration is $150 in addition to the $25 application fee for a total of $175. The reinstatement fee does not include any separate fingerprint fee that may be required if more than three years has elapsed from the date of the expired charter school registration.

(15) Forfeiture for a check which the applicant’s bank will not honor is $25, unrelated to any evaluation fees. The total amount due shall be paid in cash, credit, or Money Order at the Commission’s office.

(16) The fee for evaluating licensure applications submitted on behalf of teachers participating in exchange programs or on Congressional appointment from foreign countries is $100.

(17) The fee for expedited service for an emergency or other license, registration or certificate is $99 plus the fee for the license registration or certificate application as defined in this administrative rule.

(18) The fee to evaluate an application for reinstatement of an expired charter school registration is $25 plus a late application fee of $25 for each month or portion of a month that the registration has been expired to a maximum of $125 total. The reinstatement fee does not include any separate fingerprint fee that may be required if more than three years has elapsed from the date of the expired charter school registration.

(19) The fee for a criminal records check including fingerprinting is $59.

(20) The fee for a “highly qualified teacher” evaluation is $50.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

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 3-1983, f. & ef. 5-16-83; TS 4-1983, f. 5-17-83, ef. 7-1-83; TS 6-1984, f. 12-27-84, ef. 1-15-85; TS 4-1985, f. 10-4-85, ef. 1-1-86; TS 7-1986, f. 10-15-86, ef. 1-15-87; TS 5-1988, f. 10-6-88, cert. ef. 1-15-89; TS 7-1989, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-89; TS 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; TS 4-1994, f. 7-19-94, cert. ef. 10-15-94; TS 5-1994, f. 9-29-95, cert. ef. 10-15-94; TS 4-1997, f. 9-25-97, cert. ef. 10-4-97; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-00; TSPC 1-2003, f. & cert. ef. 1-13-03; TSPC 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-04; TSPC 6-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-16-05 thru 1-30-06; TSPC 9-2005, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-05; TSPC 11-2005(Temp), f. 11-18-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 6-29-06; TSPC 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 5-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-13-08; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 1-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-27-09 thru 8-25-09; Administrative correction 9-29-09; TSPC 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 9-22-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 5-2011, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-11; TSPC 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-12; TSPC 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 9-2012, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-060-0002

Definitions for Division 60

(1) “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. A copy of the C-1 can be found on TSPC’s Web page at: www.Oregon.gov/TSPC.

(2) “Appropriately Assigned:” Assignments for administrator, teacher, school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker or school nurse duties for which the person involved holds the proper license, certificate or endorsements and authorizations. (See OAR 584-060-0250 for License for Conditional Assignment.)

(3) “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” at OAR 584-005-0005.)

(4) “Approved Programs:” An Oregon program of educator preparation approved by TSPC and offered by a regionally accredited Oregon institution or other legally approved provider. As it applies to out-of-state programs, a program approved by the licensure body of any U.S. governmental jurisdiction or member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) authorized to approve educator preparation programs.

(5) “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.

(6) “Basic Skills Tests:” Tests of basic reading, writing and mathematics as approved by the commission. These tests may only be waived if the applicant possesses a regionally accredited master’s degree, doctor’s degree or was licensed in Oregon prior to 1985. The master’s degree and doctor’s degree must have been fully conferred prior to the educator’s admission into the licensure program.

(7) “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.

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

(9) “National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS):” A professional board established to award a National Teaching Certificate or National Principal Certificate or National Teacher Leader Certificate to qualified educators.

(10) “Out of State Licenses or Certificates:” A certificate or license valid for full-time employment which is at least equivalent to the Oregon license being requested and is 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), a Canadian province that is a member of the National Association of State Director of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) or the U.S. Department of Defense.

(11) “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.

(12) “Private Schools:” A privately funded school, preprimary through grade twelve, approved, regionally accredited or registered by another U.S. jurisdiction or government.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-04; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-060-0012

Initial I Teaching License Requirements

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

(2) The Initial I Teaching License is valid for regular teaching at one or more designated authorization levels in one or more designated specialties and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty. (See 584-060-0051 and 584-060-0052 for Authorization Levels.)

(3) To be eligible for an Initial I Teaching License, an applicant must:

(a) Possess the 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; and

(b) Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission. A master’s degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor’s degree for licensure; and

(c) Complete an initial teacher education program approved by the commission in Oregon, or complete a state-approved teacher preparation program in any U.S. jurisdiction, or complete a foreign program evaluated as satisfactory by an Oregon institution approved to offer the corresponding program; and

(d) Receive a passing score as currently specified by the commission on each of one or more tests of subject mastery for license endorsement or authorization; (See, OAR 584-036-0080 Licensure Tests for more information.)

(e) Receive a passing score as currently specified by the commission on a test of basic verbal and computational skills; (See, OAR 584-015-0080 for qualifying Basic Skills Tests.)

(f) Obtain a passing score on a test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics; and

(g) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application.

(4) Applicants who have completed programs from states other than Oregon will be required to submit:

(a) A C-2 form from the institution granting program completion;

(b) Transcripts, verifying completion of the teacher education program; and

(c) A license from another state valid for unrestricted full time teaching.

(A) A teaching license issued by the U.S. Department of Defense will be considered as a license from another state.

(B) Completion of alternative route teaching programs resulting in licensure through school districts or other avenues are subject to Executive Director approval.

(5) The Initial I Teaching License may be renewed two times for three years upon showing progress toward completion of the Initial II eligibility requirements as described in OAR 584-060-0013 during the life of the Initial I Teaching License under the following conditions:

(a) The progress must meet or exceed the equivalent of 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours of graduate coursework germane to the license or directly germane to public school employment.

(b) The educator must qualify for an Initial II Teaching License upon expiration of ten years following the date the first Initial or Initial I Teaching License is issued. A one-year unconditional extension may be obtained if the educator was issued an Initial Teaching License prior to October 13, 2003 and is unable to meet all requirements within the nine year period. (See, OAR 584-060-0013 Initial II Teaching License.)

(c) In circumstances not covered by subsection (b) above, the Executive Director may grant an extension to the Initial I Teaching License for a term determined by the director, if and only if extraordinary circumstances can be demonstrated that the teacher was unable to complete the requirements for the Initial II Teaching License during the life of the Initial I Teaching License.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.165 & 342.136

Hist.: TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 5-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-05 thru 12-28-05; TSPC 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-05; TSPC 1-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-30-07 thru 9-26-07; Administrative correction 10-16-07; TSPC 7-2007, f. & cert. ef. 12-14-07; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 6-2009, f. & cert. ef. 11-2-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

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,

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

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

(B) A non-provisional 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 License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) as allowed by OAR 584-060-0250; 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) Chinese;

(v) Russian; and

(vi) 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 course work. (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; TSPC 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

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 have not previously held any TSPC license and must co-apply with the requesting district and submit the following materials as part of the application packet:

(a) Evidence that the teacher is not a resident of the United States and is working here under a J-1 Visa;

(b) 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;

(c) 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;

(d) Proof of passing scores on either Oregon subject-matter tests or tests passed in the applicant’s native country related to the curriculum being taught in the United States;

(e) A copy of all professional teaching credentials from a country other than the United States held by the applicant;

(f)(A) Evidence that the applicant has completed the equivalent of three full years, (not less than 27 months) of teaching experience in the applicant’s native country; 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

(g) 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-adopted 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;

(B) 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; TSPC 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11; TSPC 9-2012, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-060-0250

License for Conditional Assignment

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a school district in Oregon may request a License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) for any educator holding an Initial, Continuing, Basic, Standard or pre-1965 Five-year License.

(2) The purpose of an LCA is to allow a school district to request misassignment for an educator to teach in an out-of-field subject-matter endorsement area or at grade-levels for which the educator is not authorized to teach, while the educator completes requirements necessary either to add the subject-matter endorsement or grade-level authorization to the underlying license or to obtain a new license type.

(3) The LCA is required when teaching out-of-field under any of the following circumstances:

(a) Teaching assignments for more than 10 hours weekly in one subject-matter area without the appropriate subject-matter endorsement;

(b) Assignment at any grade level not held on the underlying license;

EXAMPLE: A high school authorized teacher teaching in grade 4 would require an LCA for any amount of time teaching outside of her grade level.

EXAMPLE: A physical education teacher without a health endorsement teaching health three periods of the day would require a LCA for health. If only teaching two periods a day; that would fall under the 10 hours per week threshold.

(c) Teaching in more than one unendorsed subject-matter endorsement area for any amount of time; or

EXAMPLE: If the physical education teacher above was teaching one period of health and one period of math; then an LCA would be required for both areas regardless of the 10 hours per week rule. The 10 hours per week rule applies to one subject only.

(d) Moving from one license to another;

EXAMPLE: A teacher moving to administration; an administrator moving to teaching (if educator does not hold a valid teaching license); a teacher moving to school psychology.

(4) Duration of the LCA: The LCA is a provisional license that provides temporary conditional approval to teach out-of-field under the following conditions:

(a) All LCAs will expire on June 30 following the date the LCA is issued.

(b) For endorsements that require only a test, experience or nine quarter hours or less of coursework, all endorsement requirements must be completed by June 30th following the date the LCA is issued.

(c) For endorsements requiring coursework exceeding nine quarter or six semester hours of coursework, the LCA will not exceed more than three academic years in total. The LCA for these endorsements will be issued as follows:

(A) The first LCA will expire on June 30th following the date the first LCA is issued;

(B) The second LCA will be reauthorized upon application by the educator and the school district upon evidence the educator has completed some coursework toward adding the endorsement and will expire on June 30th following the date the second LCA is issued;

(C) The third LCA will be reauthorized upon application by the educator and the school district and upon evidence the educator has substantially the coursework needed to add the endorsement and will expire on June 30th following the date the third LCA is issued.

(5) The LCA will not be “back dated.” Time spent on assignments where the district failed to request the LCA will be deducted from the allowable LCA total (either one year or three years).

(6) The LCA is not renewable and is not eligible for a 120 day grace period beyond its expiration date.

(7) The LCA is not a stand-alone or independent license. The underlying license must be kept current in order for the LCA to remain active. The LCA will not be issued for a duration that exceeds the expiration date of the underlying license. In cases where there is a lapse in the underlying license, the LCA may be re-activated for a time as determined by the Executive Director upon reinstatement of the underlying license.

(8) The district applying for an LCA is assumed to have informed the educator for which the LCA is being requested. Failure to inform the educator may result in an invalid LCA upon a finding by the Commission that the educator did not grant the district permission to add the LCA to the educator’s license.

(9) Licenses not eligible for an LCA include, but are not limited to the following provisional licenses:

(a) Any Restricted Transitional;

(b) Limited Teaching License;

(c) American Indian Language;

(d) Teaching Associate License;

(e) Career and Technical Education Teaching License;

(f) ESEA Alternative Route License;

(g) Substitute Teaching License

(h) Restricted Substitute Teaching License;

(i) Exceptional Administrator License; or

(j) International Teaching License.

(10) Other Special LCA Limitations:

(a) An administrator, school counselor, or school psychologist who has never held a non-provisional teaching license in any state may not be issued an LCA to teach.

(b) An educator seeking conditional assignment as an administrator must hold a master’s degree in education to be eligible for the LCA.

(c) Applying educators in either school counseling or school psychology must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in the respective field of counseling or psychology.

(d) Educators holding a Basic or Standard Teaching License must only seek a LCA for school counseling if the assignment exceeds .50 FTE.

(e) Licenses for Conditional Assignment will only be issued for special education assignments that are supplementary to highly qualified core academic subjects areas. The holder of the LCA must not be solely responsible for delivering direct instruction of core academic content matter to students on an IEP.

(f) Applying educators must never have held any one of the following licenses or permits endorsed in the subject-matter area or authorized grade-levels in which the educator is seeking to teach out-of- field:

(A) Conditional assignment permit;

(B) Restricted Transitional;

(C) Emergency;

(D) Transitional or out-of-state Initial Teaching License; or

(E) Out of state license in the out-of-field subject-area or grade-levels.

(11) The LCA is restricted to use within the district that has applied for it. A new district may request to transfer the LCA so long as there is time remaining since the date the LCA was first issued.

(12) A district must:

(a) Apply for an LCA by October 31 for the fall term or otherwise within two weeks after the assignment has begun;

(b) Agree to provide professional assistance specific to the assignment for the educator during the first year of the conditional assignment; and

(c) Ensure that federal laws related to Highly Qualified Teachers are taken into account when applying for an LCA.

(13) After an LCA has expired, the educator must have completed all requirements necessary to add the appropriate endorsement, grade-level authorization or new licensure program in order to continue working in the area in which the educator held the LCA. Continuing to work in an out-of-field position on an expired LCA is a violation of licensure law and is unauthorized. The license-holder or the assigning administrator or both may be subject to sanctions by the commission pursuant to OAR 584-020-0040.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120–342.143, 342.153, 342.165, 342.223–342.232

Hist.: TSPC 8-2011, f. 12-15-11, cert. ef. 1-15-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-080-0161

Exceptional Administrator License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, an unconventionally qualified applicant may be granted an Exceptional Administrator License at the sole discretion of the commission as permitted under ORS 342.200.

(2) The Exceptional Administrator License is issued for three years and renewable under conditions that the Executive Director may specify, is valid only for a designated position with a job description approved by the Executive Director.

(3) To be eligible for an Exceptional Administrator License the applicant must:

(a) Possess the 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;

(b) Hold a master’s or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(c) Demonstrate extraordinary professional experience that compensates for lack of experience in prekindergarten-12 schools;

(d) Submit a letter from the district consistent with subsection (5) below;

(e) Submit a recent résumé or curriculum vitae;

(f) Obtain a passing score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics; and

(g) 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, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

(4) The Exceptional Administrator License is valid for the position for which the district requested licensure so long as the position does not require supervising or evaluating teachers or working directly with students in Oregon public schools.

(5) The Exceptional Administrator License will be restricted to use in a district that has applied for it jointly with the administrator. Upon application, the district’s superintendent or board chair must:

(a) Submit a letter that describes the district’s particular need in relation to the co-applicant administrator’s qualifications as summarized on the submitted résumé;

(b) Attest that no suitable candidate with any unrestricted administrator license is comparably qualified and available for the role to be filled; and

(c) Attests that the administrator will not be supervising or evaluating teachers or working directly with children.

(6) The Exceptional Administrator License may be renewed upon:

(a) Evidence of district support for the renewal; and

(b) A statement by the district that the administrator’s position has not changed since the license was requested or last renewed; and

(c) Continuing professional development 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 3-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-99; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-090-0100

Professional Development Generally

(1) Professional development is required for renewal of most active licenses, registrations and certificates for public school or charter school teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses.

(2) Continuing professional development (CPD) obligations are common to most professions. CPD is defined as a structured approach to learning to help ensure competence to practice, taking in knowledge, skills and practical experience. CPD can involve any relevant education learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed.

(3) Educators seeking to reinstate a renewable license must demonstrate completion of all professional development requirements obtained after the date on which their last active license was issued by the Commission provided continuing professional development (CPD) is required for renewal.

(4) New out-of-state educators may submit professional development obtained prior to licensure in Oregon as a basis for licensure renewal so long as:

(a) The professional development was obtained within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date the first Oregon educator license, registration or certification was issued;

(b) The professional development is consistent with the requirements of this Division; and

(c) The professional development was obtained within the five years immediately preceding the expiration date on the license for which they are seeking renewal.

(5) Professional development is required for renewal of the following licenses, registrations or certificates for teaching, administration, personnel service, and school nursing:

(a) American Indian Language Teaching;

(b) Basic;

(c) Standard;

(d) Career and Technical Education II Teaching (See also, OAR 584-042-0051);

(e) Charter School registrations;

(f) Continuing;

(g) Five-Year Career and Technical Education Teaching;

(h) Five Year Teaching (pre-1965);

(g) Initial II;

(h) Limited;

(j) Substitute;

(k) Restricted Substitute;

(l) Distinguished Administrator;

(m) Exceptional Administrator;

(n) Five Year Administrator (pre-1965);

(o) Five Year Personnel Service (pre-1965); and

(p) Professional School Nurse.

(6) Educators who hold dual licensure with other state professional licensing boards are encouraged to fulfill their CPD requirements by completing PDU’s provided by those professional licensure areas.

(7) It is the sole responsibility of the licensed educator to ensure accurate completion of continuing professional development upon renewal. Failure to complete continuing professional development does not constitute an “emergency” for the purposes of receiving an Emergency License when CPD requirements have not been met.

(8) If employed during the life of the license, the supervisor or CPD advisor will verify that the educator has successfully completed all CPD requirements to the district superintendent or designee on the TSPC Professional Educational Experience Report (PEER) form prior to renewal of licensure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0002

Purpose of Rules Related to Highly Qualified Teachers

(1) These rules establish requirements and procedures under the federal Elementary-Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly known as the No Child Left Behind Act that mandates all teachers in core academic areas meet the law’s definition of “highly qualified” by the end of the 2005-2006 school year.

(2) Additionally, after the first day of the 2002-2003 school year, all teachers hired in all programs supported with ESEA Title IA funds or hired with ESEA Title IIA funds to specifically reduce class size must be “highly qualified.”

(3) Teachers new to Oregon licensure must first be evaluated under the existing Oregon administrative rules to become licensed, and then meet the requirements for “highly qualified teacher” appropriate for the license with which they qualify.

(4) The rules in division 100 apply only to ESEA core academic subjects.

(5) These rules are advisory only as they relate to the consequences for not meeting the definition of “highly qualified teacher” as defined in the federal ESEA. The Commission has promulgated these rules to assist school districts and charter schools in making determinations whether teachers in core academic subjects meet the federal definition for “highly qualified teacher.”

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0006

Definitions

These definitions apply only to division 100.

(1) “Advanced Credential or Advanced Certification” for teachers holding middle level or high school authorization levels:

(a) A Continuing Teaching License; or

(b) A Standard Teaching License with a Standard endorsement in the core academic subject; or

(c) A certificate from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the core academic subject area.

(2) “Bachelor’s Degree”:

(a) A degree obtained from a regionally accredited institution in the United States; or

(b) A degree from a foreign institution that is appropriately accredited as affirmed through the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization; or

(c) A higher degree in the arts or sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally-accredited institution may validate a non-regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.

(3) “Complete School Year”: Any related teaching assignment for 135 instructional days in a school year. Exceptions may be appealed to the Executive Director pursuant to OAR 584-052-0027.

(4) “Core Academic Subjects”:

(a) English (Language Arts);

(b) Reading or Language Arts (Reading or Language Arts)

(c) Mathematics (Basic or Advanced Mathematics);

(d) Science (Integrated Science, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics);

(e) Foreign Languages (Spanish, French, German);

(f) Civics and Government (Social Studies);

(g) Economics (Social Studies);

(h) Arts (Art or Music);

(i) History (Social Studies);

(j) Geography (Social Studies).

(5) “Elementary Classroom”: Any combination of self-contained classrooms in grades preprimary through six in any school identified as an elementary school pursuant to OAR 581-022-0102(25).

(6) “Elementary Teacher”: An educator teaching in a self-contained classroom grades preprimary through six.

(7) “Middle-level Classroom”: Any classrooms in grades seven or eight.

(8) “New to the Profession”: A teacher who has been teaching on an approved license in any U.S. jurisdiction in a public or regionally accredited private school less than three complete school years. (See definition of “Complete School Year” above)

(9) “Newly Hired Teacher”: A teacher hired after the first day of the 2002-2003 school year in a Title IA program or Title IA school-wide program. The teacher is not considered “newly hired” if the teacher is already employed in the district and transferred into a Title IA program or Title IA school-wide program.

(10) “Not New to the Profession”: A teacher who has been teaching on an approved license in any U.S. jurisdiction in a public or private school for a total of three or more complete school years. (See definition of “Complete School Year” above.)

(11) “Rigorous State Test”:

(a) The appropriate commission approved licensure subject-matter test for elementary, middle-level and high school; or

(b) Another state’s subject-matter licensure exam designated as a “rigorous state test.”

(12) “Secondary School or high school”:

(a) A combination of grades ten through twelve in districts providing a junior high school containing grade nine; or

(b) Any combination of grades seven through twelve organized as a separate unit; or

(c) Grades seven through twelve housed with grades preprimary through twelve if grades seven and eight are departmentally organized.

(13) “Self-contained Classroom”: An assignment for teaching in grades preprimary through six in which the teacher has full responsibility for the curriculum.

(14) “Subject-matter competency”: Subject matter competency may be demonstrated through any one of the following:

(a) Passing the appropriate “rigorous state test;” or

(b) Having a major in the subject-matter area (does not apply to elementary endorsements or authorizations); or

(c) Having coursework equivalent to a major in the subject-matter area (does not apply to elementary endorsements or authorizations); or

(d) Having a graduate degree in the subject matter area (does not apply to elementary endorsements or authorizations); or

(e) Satisfying the Highly Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE) requirements set forth in these rules if the educator has taught three complete years or more.

(15) “Undergraduate Major or Coursework Equivalent to a Major”: Thirty-four (34) quarter hours or twenty-three (23) semester hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework in core academic subject matter numbered 100 level or above, from a regionally accredited college or university. (See definition of “Bachelor’s Degree” for undergraduate credits obtained from an unaccredited college or university.)

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430 & 342.985

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 4-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-5-08 thru 11-30-08; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-09; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0007

Licenses Considered “Full State Licensure”

The following Oregon Teaching Licenses are considered to meet “full state licensure” under the federal ESEA:

(1) Basic Teaching License;

(2) Standard Teaching License;

(3) Initial, Initial I and Initial II Teaching Licenses;

(4) Continuing Teaching License;

(5) Five-Year Elementary Teaching License;

(6) Five-Year Secondary Teaching License;

(7) Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License;

(8) International Visiting Teacher; or

(9) Charter School Registry.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-13; Renumbered from 584-100-0101 by TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0008

Licenses Not Considered to be “Full State Certification”

The following Oregon Teaching Licenses are not considered full state licensure under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA):

(1) Personnel Service License:

(a) School Counseling;

(b) School Psychologist;

(c) Supervisor; or

(d) School Social Worker

(2) Limited Student Services License;

(3) Restricted or unrestricted Transitional Counselor License;

(4) Restricted or unrestricted School Psychologist License;

(5) Teaching Associate License;

(6) Substitute Teaching License;

(7) American Indian Languages License;

(8) Emergency Teaching License;

(9) Restricted Transitional Teaching License (See OAR 584-100-0041 for possible Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License eligibility.);

(10) Limited Teaching License;

(11) License for Conditional Assignment;

(12) Any Career and Technical Education License; or

(13) Any Administrative License.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-13; Renumbered from 584-100-0106 by TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0011

Highly Qualified Elementary Teacher New to the Profession

Teachers new to the profession teaching multiple subjects (elementary curriculum) in grades kindergarten (K) through six (6) in an Oregon elementary school must meet the following criteria in order to meet the federal definition of “highly qualified teacher.” The teacher must:

(1) Hold a bachelor’s degree;

(2) Hold a Basic, Initial, Initial I, or an Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License;

(3) Have passed a rigorous Commission-adopted multiple subjects elementary examination; and

(4) Be properly assigned in grades kindergarten (K) through six (6).

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0016

Highly Qualified Elementary Teacher Not New to the Profession

Teachers not new to the profession teaching multiple subjects in grades kindergarten (K) through six (6) must meet the following criteria in order to meet the federal definition of “highly qualified teacher.” The teacher must:

(1) Hold a bachelor’s degree;

(2) Hold a Basic, Standard, Initial, Continuing, Pre-1965 Five-Year Elementary Teaching License;

(3) Demonstrate subject-matter competency by passing a rigorous Commission-adopted elementary education examination appropriate for grades kindergarten (K) through six (6); or

(4) Demonstrate competency by meeting the following High Objective Uniform State Standards of Evaluation (HOUSSE):

(a) To qualify for HOUSSE, a teaching license must have been awarded prior to July 1, 2007 and a minimum of three years teaching experience in elementary education must have occurred prior to July 1, 2009; and

(b) Complete an approved elementary teacher education program or the coursework equivalent to sixty-quarter hours distributed as follows:

(A) Eighteen quarter or twelve semester hours in language arts;

(B) Twelve quarter or eight semester hours in mathematics;

(C) Nine quarter or six semester hours in science;

(D) Nine quarter or six semester hours in U.S. history, cultural geography, and other social sciences;

(E) Three quarter or two semester hours in health education;

(F) Three quarter or two semester hours in physical education;

(G) Three quarter or two semester hours in music education; and

(H) Three quarter or two semester hours in art education; and

(5) Be properly assigned in grades kindergarten (K) through six (6).

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-13; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0017

Highly Qualified Elementary Teachers Teaching Title I or Remedial Reading

All full state licensed teachers assigned to teach Title I or remedial reading in grades K-6 must hold:

(1) Either a Basic or Standard Elementary Teaching License and be properly assigned to teach Title I or remedial reading at .49 FTE or less; or

(2) A Reading Specialist Endorsement.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0021

Highly Qualified Middle Level Teacher New to the Profession

(1) Teachers new to the profession teaching core academic subjects in grades seven (7) and eight (8) in an Oregon middle, junior high school, or a high school that includes grades seven (7) and eight (8), must meet the following criteria in order to meet the federal definition of “highly qualified teacher.” The teacher must:

(a) Hold a Basic, Initial, or Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License authorized to teach in any one of the core academic areas and satisfy one of the following:

(A) Pass a rigorous state exam in the core academic subject matter area; or

(B) Hold an undergraduate major in the subject core academic matter area; or

(C) Hold a graduate degree in the core academic subject matter area; or

(D) Complete coursework equivalent to an undergraduate major in the core academic subject; and

(b) Be properly assigned in the core academic subject matter area in grades seven (7) or eight (8).

(2) Teachers on an approved License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) for any core academic subject may be highly qualified based on completed coursework in the core academic subject area.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0026

Highly Qualified Middle Level Teacher Not New to the Profession

Teachers not new to the profession teaching core academic subjects in grades seven (7) and eight (8) in an Oregon middle or junior high school must meet the following criteria in order to meet the federal definition of “highly qualified teacher.” The teacher must:

(1) Hold a Basic, Standard, Initial, Continuing, Five-Year Elementary, Five-Year Secondary, or an Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License and satisfy one of the following:

(a) Pass the prescribed rigorous state exam in the core academic subject; or

(b) Hold an undergraduate major in the core academic subject area(s); or

(c) Hold a graduate degree in the core academic subject area(s); or

(d) Complete coursework equivalent to an undergraduate major in the core academic subject area; or

(e) Hold advanced certification or credentialing in the core academic subject area; or

(f) Meet the HOUSSE requirements as defined in OAR 584-100-0038; and

(g) Be properly assigned in the core academic subject area in grades seven (7) or eight (8).

(2) Teachers on an approved License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) for any core academic subject may be highly qualified based on completed coursework in the core academic subject area pursuant to OAR 584-100-0038.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 4-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-14-04 thru 11-9-04; TSPC 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0031

Highly Qualified Secondary Teacher New to the Profession

(1) Teachers new to the profession teaching core academic subjects in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) in an Oregon high school must meet the following criteria in order to meet the federal definition of “highly qualified teacher.” The teacher must:

(a) Hold a Basic, Initial, or an Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License with an endorsement in the core academic subjects taught; and

(b) Be properly assigned in the core academic subject area in grades nine (9) through twelve (12).

(2) New secondary teachers on an approved License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) for any core academic subject may be highly qualified based on completed coursework in the core academic subject area if they have a major or coursework equivalent to a major in the core academic subject, but lack the endorsement on the license.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0038

HOUSSE for Middle-Level and High School (Secondary) Teachers (7–12)

(1) Teachers may use a combination of coursework, professional development and experience to acquire points on a one-hundred (100) point scale to meet the federal definition of Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) through Oregon’s High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation (HOUSSE).

(2) To qualify for HOUSSE, a teaching license must have been awarded prior to July 1, 2007 and a minimum of three years teaching experience in the subject to be evaluated must have occurred prior to July 1, 2009.

(3) To qualify for the HOUSSE, a total of one hundred (100) points of combined coursework, professional development and experience must be earned. Experience must meet a 30 point minimum. Experience may not count for more than 50 points.

(4) Teaching Off License in the Core Academic Subjects: Teachers who are conditionally assigned to teach the core academic subject more than 10 hours per week must apply for a License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) pursuant to Division 60 and must add the endorsement to teach the assignment within one to three years after the LCA is first issued. Unless the teacher meets the federal definition for HQT in the core academic subject, the district may not report the teacher as being highly qualified while holding the LCA.

(a) If the educator meets the federal definition for HQT under any circumstances, then the district may report the teacher as HQT for purposes of that core academic subject even if the teacher does not immediately qualify to add the endorsement to the teaching license and even if the teacher is teaching under a License for Conditional Assignment (LCA).

(b) If the educator meets the federal definition for HQT and is teaching less than 10 hours per week in the core academic subject, the district may report the teacher as highly qualified and the teacher does not have to add the core academic endorsement to the license.

(5) Experience: Experience may not exceed more than fifty (50) points in the HOUSSE calculation. Generally, the educator will be given ten (10) points of credit for each full academic year as defined by the district’s contracted teacher year. Experience will be valued under the following conditions:

(a) One (1) instructional day is one (1) period or more teaching the core academic subject.

(b) The subject must have been taught at grade 6 or above in a departmentalized setting.

(c) One full instructional year equals 10 points.

(d) Partial instructional years will be calculated as the number of instructional days teaching the subject divided by the number of contracted days in one full instructional year times 10.

Example: 150 days taught/180 days in full instructional year = (5/6 x 10) = 8.3 points.

(e) An educator must have taught at least five complete school years in order to earn the full fifty (50) points.

(6) Academic Coursework in the Core Academic Subject: There is no limit to the number of points that may be obtained through academic coursework related to the core academic subject.

(a) Core academic coursework must be college transfer level or graduate credit and must have a course number of 100 or greater;

(b) Transcripts for core academic coursework must be from a regionally accredited college or university;

(c) Core academic coursework will be valued as follows:

(A) One (1) quarter hour of credit equals three (3) points.

(B) One (1) semester hour of credit equals four and one-half (4.5) points.

(7) Professional Development: Professional Development directly related to the core academic credit may be counted toward the one hundred (100) points needed to meet the state’s HOUSSE. Professional Development points will be valued under the following conditions:

(a) One (1) hour of core academic professional development is equal to 0.15 points.

(b) School district personnel authorized to certify professional development must verify that the professional development is directly relevant to the core academic subject in which the teacher is seeking to meet the definition of being “highly qualified.” “Directly relevant” means that upon scrutiny, the professional development is more content related than pedagogy related.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12; TSPC 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-13; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0041

Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant shall be granted an Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License.

(2) The application must be filed jointly by the hiring district and the teacher seeking the license.

(3) Districts hiring a highly qualified teacher based on the Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License must ensure that the license has been obtained by the teacher prior to assignment within the district.

(4) The Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License shall be restricted to use within the district that has jointly applied for it with the teacher.

(5) The license is not transferable to another district. Should the teacher seek to obtain another Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License with another district, the license is only valid for the remainder of the three years from the initial date of the license.

(6) The district must submit an approved plan with the licensee’s application that describes how the teacher will receive high-quality professional development that is sustained, intensive and classroom-focused before and while teaching in the district. The plan must also include how the teacher will be making progress toward completing full state licensure requirements in the next three years.

(7) The license will expire exactly three-years from the date of issue and is not subject to the 120-day grace period.

(8) To be eligible for an Approved ESEA Alternative Route License, the applicant must:

(a) Hold a bachelor’s degree;

(b) Demonstrate core academic subject matter competency by:

(A) Passing the TSPC approved rigorous state test required for the grade-level and subject-matter area; or

(B) Holding an undergraduate major or coursework equivalent in the core academic subject in the teaching area (does not apply to elementary authorizations); or

(C) Holding a graduate degree in the core academic subject in the teaching area (does not apply to elementary authorizations).

(9) Per federal law:

(a) Teachers on the Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License are considered highly qualified for only three years; and

(b) The license is not renewable and is not eligible for any extension.

(10) Teachers who have taught on a Restricted Transitional License for one-year or less, upon application with a district may be eligible for the Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License provided the requirements of section (8)(a) and (b) of this rule are met. The Approved ESEA Alternative Route License will only be effective for three years from the date the Restricted Transitional Teaching License was first issued.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0051

Highly Qualified Career and Technical Education Teacher

All career and technical education (CTE) teachers who teach career and technical education courses that contain core academic subjects, for which students receive core academic credit, must meet the federal definitions for highly qualified secondary teachers for that particular core academic subject including holding full state licensure pursuant to OAR 584-100-0007.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-100-0061

Special Education Teachers Generally

(1) Special education teachers who are providing direct instruction in core academic subjects must meet the federal definition for “highly qualified teacher.”

(2) Special educators who do not provide direct instruction to special education students in any core academic subject, or who provide only consultation to highly qualified teachers of core academic subjects in adapting curricula, using behavioral supports and interventions, and selecting appropriate accommodations, are not required to meet the federal definitions for highly qualified teachers.

(3) A special education teacher would have to meet the federal definitions for highly qualified teacher including, but not limited to, when teaching under the following circumstances:

(a) Teaching life skills to students;

(b) Teaching elective credits in core academic areas;

(c) Providing direct instruction in a core academic subject in a resource room setting if not supplemental to instruction in the same subject being provided by another teacher meeting the definition of “highly qualified teacher”; and

(d) Providing the only direct instruction in a core academic subject in any setting.

(4) Direct instruction for the purposes of this rule is planning curriculum, delivering instruction, granting credit and evaluating the performance of the student in any core academic area.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125

Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

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