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DIVISION 52

EVALUATION OF EDUCATOR PREPARATION

584-052-0005

Generally

Oregon grants licensure to an applicant completing a preparation program approved by the Commission. Graduates of Commission approved Oregon programs are initially licensed when the preparing institution recommends them for the license and endorsements. No transcript review is necessary, the Commission having given prior approval to courses and learning experiences required for program completion.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.127, ORS 342.135, ORS 342.140, ORS 342.143, ORS 342.147, ORS 342.165, ORS 342.175 & ORS 342.176
Hist.: TS 15, f. 12-20-76, ef. 1-1-77; TS 17, f. 12-19-77, ef. 1-1-78; TS 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92

584-052-0010

Preparation in Oregon Institutions

(1) An Oregon college or university may recommend candidates for Oregon educator licenses in instruction, personnel service, or administration when the institution's programs are approved by the Commission. Such a school is an approved teacher education institution and its programs constitute approved teacher education programs.

(2) Applicants from Oregon approved programs must apply for licensure within three years following completion of their respective programs. If more than three years elapse before application is made, the candidate must qualify for recommendation under rules for licensure in effect at the time of application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - ORS 342.200
Hist.: TS 15, f. 12-20-76, ef. 1-1-77; TS 17, f. 12-19-77, ef. 1-1-78; TS 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-5-82; TS 1-1988, f. 1-14-88, cert. ef. 1-15-88; TS 3-1988, f. & cert. ef. 4-7-88; TS 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99

584-052-0015

Preparation in Another State

(1) If an applicant has completed an out-of-state educator licensure preparation program and the candidate is fully eligible for the out-of-state license for which the applicant is applying, the applicant’s preparation may be evaluated by the Commission. In such cases, the Commission may require the applicant to:

(a) Present the out-of-state license prior to evaluation for issuance of an Oregon license as proof of program completion;

(b) Provide evidence that the out-of-state program was completed and compelling evidence to the Executive Director why the applicant is not eligible for the out-of-state license; or

(c) Seek evaluation and recommendation from a comparable Oregon-approved program.

(2) Applicants holding a non-provisional educator license or certificate issued by another state that is functionally equivalent to an Oregon educator license may be eligible for an unrestricted equivalent provisional license under the terms and conditions associated with that license.

(3) Applicants who have completed all of the requirements for any of Oregon’s educator licenses may qualify upon first licensure for that license.

(4) Applicants taking out-of-state licensure programs must qualify for the license in the state in which the licensure or certification program is approved unless the applicant is willing to be subject to subsection (1)(b) above.

(5) Applicants applying to add an endorsement to an Oregon non-provisional license do not need to hold or earn an out-of-state licensure equivalent, but may request that the Commission evaluate their transcripts to determine whether the program completed is comparable to current Oregon program for that same endorsement.

(6) If the applicant does not meet requirements for unrestricted non-provisional licensure, the Commission may issue an emergency or restricted provisional license when the license being requested is one in which there are insufficient applicants and when the employing district submits verification of extenuating circumstances.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.200 & 342.400
Hist.: TS 15, f. 12-20-76, ef. 1-1-77; TS 17, f. 12-19-77, ef. 1-1-78; TS 1-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81; TS 2-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 8-17-81; TS 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-5-82; TS 6-1984, f. 12-27-84, ef. 1-15-85; TS 7-1986, f. 10-15-86, ef. 1-15-87; TS 3-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 8-4-87; TS 1-1988, f. 1-14-88, cert. ef. 1-15-88; TS 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09

584-052-0021

Preparation in Another Country

An applicant with one or more academic degrees valid in Oregon and professional preparation from outside the United States may request evaluation of his or her qualifications by an approved Oregon teacher education institution, successfully complete any work necessary to meet requirements of the institution's approved program, and thereupon receive institutional recommendation for licensure. The Oregon institution may waive part or all of the approved program requirements on a course-by-course basis as authorized in OAR 584-052-0025.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - ORS 342.200 & ORS 342.400
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99

584-052-0025

Waiver of Approved Program Requirements

(1) The liaison officer of an approved teacher education institution may waive part or all of the approved program on a course-by-course basis if a candidate demonstrates the competencies and knowledge the requirements are intended to develop.

(2) The candidate must present to the institution written evidence of knowledge and must demonstrate the competencies required in particular courses. Letters from teachers or supervisors, test data, personal statements, observation reports, and the like may be accepted for this purpose. Such material shall be kept on file by the director of the teacher education program.

(3) Institutions shall develop, as part of their approved program, written policies and guidelines for evaluating waiver requests. Specific persons or committees shall be authorized to examine requests and grant waivers. Persons from relevant college departments and school faculties shall be appropriately involved at all points.

(4) Institutions shall maintain student records which include the evidence on which waivers are granted under the approved program approach. Only the institution's liaison officer shall be authorized to recommend to the Commission any waiver of academic requirements in instances where the applicant is making direct application for licensure (OAR 584-052-0015) or for an additional endorsement (OAR 584-038-0009).

(5) The applicant may appeal waiver decisions to the Commission. However, prior to Commission consideration of an appeal, the applicant shall have exhausted all avenues of appeal within the approved teacher preparation institution.

(6) An applicant appealing an institution's waiver decision to the Commission must submit the following:

(a) Completed application form signed by the applicant;

(b) The evaluation fee payable to the Commission;

(c) Official transcripts of any preparation completed;

(d) A copy of the applicant's planned program at the institution leading to the license and endorsement requested;

(e) Resume of work experience applicable to the license and endorsement requested;

(f) If applicable, a written statement from a school district indicating support for the application and the particular competency on which the applicant is seeking waiver of course requirements;

(g) Evidence that the applicant has exhausted all avenues of appeal within the approved teacher preparation institution; and

(h) A statement from the applicant: Indicating the reasons for appealing the matter to the Commission; identifying the requirement on which the waiver is requested and the applicant's qualifications to be considered by the Commission; and, specifying the effect that granting the appeal will have on the applicant's preparation program.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.127, ORS 342.135, ORS 342.140, ORS 342.143, ORS 342.147, ORS 342.165, ORS 342.175 & ORS 342.176
Hist.: TS 15, f. 12-20-76, ef. 1-1-77; TS 17, f. 12-19-77, ef. 1-1-78; TS 5-1980, f. & ef. 9-11-80; 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

584-052-0027

Waiver of Academic or Experience Requirements by the Commission

(1) The Executive Director may substitute successful teaching, personnel service, or administrative experience to satisfy minimal requirements for formal college preparation or public school experience required in the rules for licensure. Experience acceptable for substitution for minimal requirements shall be such that the applicant has developed skills and knowledge comparable to that developed through approved program preparation. To be granted a basic, standard, initial or continuing license, a candidate shall have clearly demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position.

(2) The Commission shall monitor any waivers granted under section (1) of this rule and shall receive reports on such waivers.

(3) Applicants requesting licensure based on substitution of successful teaching, personnel service, or administrative experience to satisfy licensure requirements shall submit the following materials:

(a) Application form, evaluation fee, and supporting materials;

(b) A written statement from the applicant including type of license requested, requirements and qualifications to be considered, supportive information, and plans for professional growth;

(c) If applicable, written statements from supervisors in the employing school district indicating support for the substitution and the particular competency of the candidate in relationship to identified district and student needs; and

(d) The applicant's resume and a statement indicating reasons for referring the matter to the Executive Director.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430 & 342.985
Hist.: TS 15, f. 12-20-76, ef. 1-1-77; TS 17, f. 12-19-77, ef. 1-1-78; TS 6-1980, 0f. & ef. 12-23-80; Renumbered from 584-052-025; TS 1-1982, f. & ef. 1-5-82; TS 7-1986, f. 10-15-86, ef. 1-15-87; TS 6-1991, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-91; TS 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 1-15-92; TS 6-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-1-92; TS 3-1993, f. & cert. ef. 4-19-93; TS 7-1994, f. 9-29-94, cert. ef. 1-15-95; TS 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 9-22-97; TS 4-1997, f. 9-25-97, cert. ef. 10-4-97; TSPC 3-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 9-8-98; Administrative correction 8-9-99; TSPC 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-00; TSPC 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-09

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