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DIVISION 60

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY TEACHING LICENSES

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

584-060-0005

Effective Date and Conflict Resolution

(1) Teachers issued licenses prior to January 15, 1999, are entitled to the rights granted by law and the rules of the Commission under which the license was issued.

(2) Effective January 15, 1999, licenses for teachers will be issued under the rules set forth in this division. In cases of conflict, these rules supersede numerically preceding divisions unless the interpretation would reduce or diminish rights teachers acquired who were licensed prior to January 15, 1999.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120-143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223-232
Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-04

584-060-0006

Provisions for Experience in Certain Federal Programs

(1) A teaching license may be issued on the basis of two years of satisfactory service under the auspices of the Armed Forces of the United States, the Peace Corps, or Section 603 of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. The service must have consisted primarily of teaching in preprimary through grade twelve in subjects regularly taught in public schools. The applicant must have completed either an approved teacher education program or a teacher training program under the auspices of the federal program.

(2) The provisions of section (1) of this rule apply to issuance of an Initial Teaching License with all subject matter endorsements except early childhood and elementary multiple subject authorization levels. These provisions also apply to an early childhood or elementary level if the employing school board requests a restricted Transitional Teaching License with the early childhood or elementary levels. This rule does not apply to special education.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 – 342.232
Hist.: TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01

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.

(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;

(e) Receive a passing score as currently specified by the Commission on a test of basic verbal and computational skills;

(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 non-provisional license from another state or NASDTEC jurisdiction valid for unrestricted full time teaching; and

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

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

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

(b) A non-provisional license from another state valid for unrestricted full time teaching.

(A) A teaching license issued by the U.S. Department of Defense or another National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction 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.

(6) The Initial I Teaching License may be renewed two times for three years upon showing progress toward completion of the Initial II eligibility requirements during the life of the Initial I Teaching License under the following conditions. 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 at each renewal period.

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; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14; TSPC 6-2014(Temp), f. 8-5-14, cert. ef 8-6-14 thru 2-2-15

584-060-0013

Initial II Teaching License Requirements

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant shall be granted an Initial II Teaching License for three years.

(2) To be eligible for an Initial II Teaching License, and if the first unrestricted teaching license issued by any state was granted on the basis of a completed teacher preparation program culminating in a bachelor's degree, the applicant must:

(a) Complete a master's degree or higher in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission a master’s degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor’s degree; or

(b) In lieu of a master's degree, a candidate must complete graduate level coursework germane to the license or directly germane to public school employment as follows:

(A) At least ten semester hours or fifteen quarter hours in subject-matter coursework; and

(B) At least ten semester hours or fifteen quarter hours in graduate-level education-related coursework; and

(C) At least ten semester hours or fifteen quarter hours in graduate-level electives.

(3) To be eligible for an Initial II Teaching License, and if the first unrestricted teaching license issued by any state was granted on the basis of a post-baccalaureate completed teacher preparation program whether the program culminates in a master's degree, the applicant must complete one of the following (a)–(c):

(a) Six semester hours or nine quarter hours of graduate level academic credit from a regionally accredited college or university, or the graduate level credit must:

(A) Be completed after the first unrestricted teaching license issued by any state has first been issued; and

(B) Be germane to the teaching license or directly germane to public school employment; and

(C) May include pedagogy, or content related to an existing endorsement or authorization, or content related to a new endorsement or authorization. (Completion of this required coursework does not guarantee completion of commission approved endorsement requirements offered by any Oregon college or university.)

(b) A commission-approved school district program determined to be equivalent to (a) above; or

(c) Any commission-approved professional assessment.

(d) In all cases, the combination of a post-baccalaureate program and the additional hours required by this subsection must be equivalent to a master's degree or 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours.

(4) The Initial II Teaching License may be renewed repeatedly for three years upon completion of:

(a) All the requirements in either subsections (2) or (3) above; and

(b) A professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090.

(5) A teacher may choose to become eligible for the Professional Teaching License in lieu of obtaining the Initial II Teaching License. (See OAR 584-060-0530.)

(6) Teachers issued Initial Teaching Licenses prior to July 1, 2005 must meet the requirements of this rule prior to the expiration of ten (10) years from the date the first Initial Teaching License was issued.

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 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

584-060-0014

Initial Teaching License for Out-of-State Candidate First Application

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant who is applying for licensure in Oregon for the first time and has completed an out-of-state approved teacher-education program resulting in a non-provisional teaching license may be granted an Initial Teaching License for eighteen (18) months.

(2) The Initial Teaching License is valid for teaching at the grade authorization levels indicated on the out-of-state non-provisional teaching license and in one or more designated subject-matter endorsement areas indicated on the out-of-state non-provisional teaching license. The Initial Teaching License is also valid for substitute teaching at any level in any teaching subject-matter endorsement area. (See, OAR 584-060-0051 for Grade Authorization Levels on Teaching Licenses.)

(3) To be eligible for an Initial Teaching License, an out-of-state applicant must:

(a) Have never held an Oregon educator license, charter school registration, or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;

(b) Possess the personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen years of age and possess good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as an educator;

(c) 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;

(d) Complete an initial teacher education program approved by any U.S. jurisdiction other than Oregon, or complete a foreign program evaluated as satisfactory by the Commission as evidenced by:

(A) Official transcripts; and

(B) A license valid for unrestricted full-time teaching from another state or National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction, including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Defense; 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) Upon expiration of the Initial Teaching License the applicant must qualify for a non-provisional Oregon Teaching License and must apply for any of the following:

(a) An Initial I Teaching License: Qualified applicants will be issued an Initial I Teaching License for 18 months plus time to the applicant's next birthday. The fee for the Initial I granted pursuant to this rule is $50.

(b) An Initial II Teaching License: Qualified applicants will be issued an Initial II Teaching License for three years plus time to the applicant’s next birthday. The fee for the Initial II Teaching License is $100.

(c) A Professional Teaching License: Qualified applicants will be issued a Professional Teaching License for five years plus time to the applicant’s next birthday. The fee for the Professional Teaching License is $100.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 1-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-30-07 thru 9-26-07; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; 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 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 1-28-10; TSPC 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

584-060-0051

Teaching Authorization Levels

(1) Teachers must qualify for one or more grade authorizations at the early childhood, elementary, middle or high school developmental levels.

(2) Teaching authorization levels will apply to all teaching licenses within division 60.

(3) Early Childhood Education (ECE) Authorization: The early childhood education (ECE) authorization level requires completion of an approved program including passing the commission-approved multiple subjects examination (MSE) together with completion of a practicum experience with students in grades prekindergarten (pre-k) through four (4).

(a) The ECE authorization level is valid for any multiple subjects teaching assignment, except assignments in subsection (b) below, in prekindergarten (pre-k) through grade four (4).

(b) The ECE authorization level with a multiple subjects endorsement is not valid for assignments requiring a specialization endorsement such as art, music, ESOL, ESOL/bilingual, physical education, adaptive physical education, library media, reading or special education under OAR 584-060-0071 without the accompanying specialty endorsement on the license.

(4) Elementary ELE Authorization: The elementary ELE authorization level requires completion of an approved program including passing the commission-approved multiple subjects examination (MSE) together with completion of a practicum experience with students in one or more grades between grades three (3) through eight (8).

(a) The ELE authorization level is valid for any multiple subjects teaching assignment, except assignments in subsection (b) below, in grades three (3) through eight (8).

(b) The ELE authorization level with a multiple subjects endorsement is not valid for assignments requiring specialization endorsement such as art, music, ESOL, ESOL/bilingual, physical education, adaptive physical education, library media, reading or special education under OAR 584-060-0071 without the accompanying specialty endorsement on the license.

(5) The Middle-Level (ML) Authorization: The middle-level (ML) authorization level requires completion of an approved program together with completion of a practicum experience with students in one or more grades between grades five (5) through nine (9). The placement may only be in grade nine (9) if it is located in a middle school or junior high school. Additionally, the ML authorization requires in-depth knowledge of one subject-matter or specialty endorsement appropriate to middle-level teaching assignments.

(a) The ML authorization is valid for any teaching assignment authorized by the endorsements on the license in grades five (5) through nine (9) of a school designated as an elementary, middle, or junior high school.

(b) The ML authorization level with a multiple subjects endorsement is not valid for assignments requiring specialization endorsement such as art, music, ESOL, ESOL/bilingual, physical education, adaptive physical education, library media, reading or special education under OAR 584-060-0071 without the accompanying specialty endorsement on the license.

(6) The high school (HS) authorization level requires completion of an approved program and qualification for at least one subject-matter endorsement appropriate to secondary schools by passing the required Commission-approved test or tests of subject mastery in the endorsement area, together with completion of a practicum experience with students in one or more grades between grades nine (9) through twelve (12). The high school (HS) authorization is valid for teaching one or more integrated or departmentalized subjects, with which the license must be endorsed, in grades seven (7) through twelve (12) in a school designated as a high school.

(a) The Early Childhood Education/Elementary (ECE/ELE) authorization represents the merger of two grade authorization levels and requires completion of an approved program together with completion of a practicum experience with students in one or more grades between grades prekindergarten (pre-k) through eight (8).

(b) The ECE/ELE authorization level is valid for assignments requiring a specialization endorsement such as art, music, ESOL, ESOL/bilingual, physical education, adaptive physical education, library media, reading or any special education area under OAR 584-060-0071.

(7)(a) The Elementary/Middle Level (ELE/ML) authorization represents the merger of two grade authorization levels and requires completion of an approved program together with completion of a practicum experience with students in one or more grades between grades three (3) through nine (9). The placement may only be grade nine (9) if it is located in a middle school or junior high school.

(b) The ELE/ML authorization level is valid for any assignments requiring a specialization endorsement such as art, music, ESOL, ESOL/bilingual, physical education, adaptive physical education, library media, reading or any special education area under OAR 584-060-0071.

(8)(a) The Middle Level/High School (ML/HS) authorization represents the merger of two grade authorization levels and requires completion of an approved program together with completion of a practicum experience with students in one or more grades between grades five (5) through twelve (12).

(b) The ML/HS authorization is valid for any assignments requiring specialization endorsement such as art, music, ESOL, ESOL/bilingual, physical education, adaptive physical education, library media, reading or any special education area under OAR 584-060-0071.

(9) The Prekindergarten–12 (pre-k through 12) authorization level represents qualification to teach in all four grade levels. The pre-k through grade 12 authorization level requires completion of an approved program including passing the commission-approved test or tests for specialty area endorsements (see OAR 584-060-0071) together with completion of two practica experiences with students in grades between pre-kindergarten through twelve (12).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120–143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 342.232
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 5-21-02; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 2-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-05; TSPC 4-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef 5-6-05 thru 9-30-05; TSPC 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-05; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 1-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-15-08 thru 8-13-08; TSPC 6-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-08; TSPC 1-2012(Temp), f. 2-7-12, cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 8-13-12; TSPC 7-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-7-12; TSPC 4-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-14-13 thru 5-13-14; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

584-060-0052

Adding Authorization Levels to Existing Initial and Continuing Teaching Licenses

(1) A candidate seeking to add the next contiguous authorization level to an existing Initial or Professional Teaching License will complete the following:

(a) A program of at least six (6) quarter hours or four (4) semester hours of preparation in child or adolescent development, whichever is appropriate for the level being completed. The program will include methods of instruction in the appropriate subjects at the requested authorization level and may include taking additional subject-matter tests to qualify for the authorization level. Verification from the institution at which the program is completed is required to add the authorization; and

(b) One of the following practicum experiences, which must include preparation of one (1) work sample to document teaching effectiveness at the new authorization level:

(A) A practicum of two (2) semester hours or three (3) 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; or

(B) Verification of one (1) year of experience teaching the new subject-area at least one (1) hour each day or the equivalent on either an optional assignment of ten (10) hours or less or on an approved License for Conditional Assignment.

(2) A candidate may add an authorization level that is not contiguous to an existing Initial or Professional Teaching License if:

(a) The candidate successfully completes an approved program at that level; and

(b) The completed program includes the required practicum experience and completion of a work sample to document teaching effectiveness at the new authorization level.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165, 342.223 - 342.232
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 9-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-15-06; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 4-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-14-13 thru 5-13-14; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

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 Professional 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 Professional 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 Professional 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; TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14

584-060-0071

Endorsements Requiring Special Preparation

(1) Passage of the commission-approved multiple subjects examination may be necessary in order for a newly hired teacher with a special education or an ESOL endorsement to meet the definition of highly qualified under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) or under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) in the position in which they are hired if placed in grades K-8.

(2)(a) Teachers of the following specialty endorsement must qualify, through approved academic preparation in the desired authorization levels and through supervised work experience or student teaching for any authorization:

(A) Art;

(B) Bilingual education with English for speakers of other languages (ESOL);

(C) ESOL;

(D) Music;

(E) Physical education;

(F) Adaptive physical education;

(G) Reading;

(H) Library Media Specialist;

(I) Special education;

(J) Vision Impaired;

(K) Hearing Impaired;

(L) Communications Disorders; or

(M) Early Intervention/Special Education.

(b) Candidates for specialty endorsement completing a practica experience at either early childhood or elementary and at either middle or high school level may qualify for authorization for prekindergarten (pre k) through grade twelve (12).

(3) Teachers applying for the visual impairments endorsement must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing Braille by obtaining a certificate of competency from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped or an equivalent certificate currently approved by the commission.

(4) Teachers applying for the communication disorders endorsement may obtain authorization at all four levels by earning a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association or successor approved by the commission.

(5) Candidates for endorsements in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education must qualify for the Early Childhood Authorization only by:

(a) Completing preparation in psychological foundations and methods appropriate for Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention;

(b) Completing a supervised practicum in early intervention and early childhood special education; and

(c) Documenting knowledge of the endorsement by passing the required commission-approved licensure examination in Special Education; Preschool/Early Childhood.

(d) The commission-approved licensure Multiple Subjects Examination (MSE) is not required for Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention endorsement.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165, 342.223 - 342.232
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-03; TSPC 7-2005, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-05; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; TSPC 4-2009, f. & cert. ef. 9-22-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 9-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-18-09

584-060-0162

Restricted Transitional Teaching License

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

(2) This license is issued jointly to an applicant and a district for up to three years and is not renewable.

(3) This license is valid for teaching with the requesting employer only at the designated grade levels and subject-matter endorsement areas specifically requested by the employer. This license may not be transferred to another employer without a specific request from the new district along with a duplicate license application to issue the new license.

(4) To be eligible for a Restricted Transitional Teaching 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 bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent. 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;

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

(d) Show substantial preparation in the subject-matter area in which licensure is requested;

(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 OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement); and

(f) Submit a letter from the employing district describing the particular need in relation to the applicant's teacher qualifications. The district must agree to provide a mentor and identify that mentor in the letter of application. The district must attest that circumstances prevent hiring a suitable teacher holding an unrestricted full-time license appropriate for the assignment to be filled.

(g) Submit a resume, and any other evidence required by the Commission as proof of substantial completion of academic preparation or substantial work experience in the area in which the co-applicant educator is are seeking licensure.

(5) Restricted Transitional Teaching Licenses will be issued for one year at a time for a maximum of three years total subject to special renewal conditions:

(a) First Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) A C-1 application and renewal fees;

(B) A letter of support from the co-applicant district; and

(C) Proof of admission and enrollment or proof of pending enrollment into a program for licensure in the area in which the applicant is teaching.

(b) Second Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) A C-1 application and renewal fees;

(B) A letter of support from the co-applicant district; and

(C) Significant proof of progress toward completion of their Initial I Teaching License requirements.

(c) Renewal under these conditions is not subject to the 120-day grace period and must be submitted sufficiently in advance of the license expiration date to ensure continuity of licensure. Failure to submit a timely application is grounds for denial of a renewal pursuant to this subsection and may be grounds for discipline under OAR 584-020-0040.

(d) The Executive Director may deny renewal of the license upon failure to show progress in the licensure program needed for the next stage license.

(6) Upon expiration of the Restricted Transitional Teaching License, recipients of this license must meet all the requirements of the Initial I Teaching License for which they may apply at any time or qualify for an Emergency Teaching License under the provisions provided below.

(7) Emergency Teaching License: When the Executive Director determines that extenuating circumstances have prevented the applicant from completing requirements for the Initial I Teaching License, within three years, an extension for up to one year may be issued upon joint application from an educator and the employing district. The applicant must complete a C-1 and fees for an Emergency Teaching and provide an explanation of the circumstances which make the request necessary. The co-applicant district must ensure that the applicant will meet all requirements for the Initial I Teaching License upon expiration of the Emergency Teaching License issued pursuant to this section.

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 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 7-2009, f. 12-15-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; 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

584-060-0171

Limited Teaching License

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

(2) This license, issued for three years and renewable, is valid at any level and designated for one or more highly specialized subjects of instruction for which the commission does not issue a specific endorsement. The Executive Director has the authority to grant a Limited Teaching License for an exception to some discreet subjects within an established endorsement upon a showing of district need. Requests for exceptions to established endorsements may be submitted to the commission for approval at the Executive Director's discretion.

(3) This license is valid for substitute teaching at any level but only in subjects listed on the license.

(4) To be eligible for a Limited Teaching License the applicant must have:

(a) Transcripts documenting an accredited associate's degree or its approved equivalent in objectively evaluated post-secondary education related to the intended subject of instruction,

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

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

(5) The Limited Teaching License is restricted to use within a district that has applied for it jointly with the teacher, whose qualifications and job description are subject to commission approval.

(6) Upon application, the co-applicant district must describe its particular need in relation to the co-applicant teacher's documented qualifications, agree to provide a mentor up to the first renewal of the license, and attest that circumstances prevent hiring a suitable teacher holding any other full-time license appropriate for the role to be filled.

(7) To be eligible for renewal of the Limited Teaching License, an applicant must:

(a) Provide a statement from the district attesting that the teacher's assignment is exactly the same as originally requested; and

(b) Establish, maintain, and report a professional development plan in accordance with OAR 584-090-0020.

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; TPSC 6-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef 11-13-03 thru 5-9-04; TSPC 3-2004, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-04; TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-09; 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

584-060-0181

Substitute Teaching License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Substitute Teaching License. This license, issued for three years and renewable, is valid at any level in any specialty to substitute for a teacher who is temporarily unable to work.

(2) To be eligible for a Substitute Teaching License, the applicant must:

(a) 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;

(b) Hold an unrestricted license for full-time teaching in any state demonstrating completion of a state-approved teacher education program;

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

(d) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the Commission if the applicant has not been fingerprinted or has not held an active license issued by the Commission in the past three years; and

(e) Provide continuing professional development if transitioning from a basic, standard, initial or continuing teaching license to a Substitute Teaching License.

(3) The holder of a Substitute Teaching License may not continuously replace an individual teacher absent for more than three consecutive months without obtaining a full-time license. Failure to observe this limitation may result in licensure sanction by the Commission for either the teacher or the assigning administrator or both.

(4) A district and co-applicant educator may apply for an Emergency Teaching License for the holder of a Substitute Teaching License if the district is unable to obtain a regularly-licensed teacher for any position lasting more than three consecutive months. The Emergency Teaching License will allow the educator to teach for time beyond the allowed timelines stated in subsection (3) above. The Executive Director may approve the Emergency Teaching License upon proof of the district’s emergency and may only issue the license for the amount of time to cover the emergency. In all cases, the Emergency Teaching License may not extend beyond the end of that school year.

(5) To be eligible for renewal of the Substitute Teaching License an applicant must show:

(a) Evidence of having obtained a passing score as currently specified by the Commission on a test of basic verbal and computational skills, unless the applicant held an Oregon educator license before 1985 or has a regionally-accredited master’s degree; and

(b) Completion of 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 9-1999, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-99; TSPC 5-2004, f. & cert. ef. 8-25-04; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-09; 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 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11; TSPC 5-2013, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-13

584-060-0182

Restricted Substitute License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant and a co-applying district or districts may be granted a Restricted Substitute Teaching License.

(a) The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty to replace a teacher who is temporarily unable to work.

(b) The license is valid for one year or less and expires on June 30 of each school year for which it is issued.

(c) Districts who did not co-apply with the applicant may request permission to add the substitute to their district upon filing an additional application and fee.

(d) Any single assignment on this license may not exceed 10 days consecutively under any circumstances. [See subsection (4) below for further information.]

(2) To be eligible for a Restricted Substitute Teaching License, the applicant must:

(a)(A) Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or an approved foreign equivalent;

(B) Awarding of a higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree for licensure;

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

(c) Provide a letter from the co-applicant district stating the reasons for the license; and

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

(3) To be eligible for renewal of the Restricted Substitute Teaching License an applicant must:

(a) Submit letter from district requesting renewal;

(b) Obtain a passing score as currently specified by the commission on a test of basic verbal and computational skills, unless the applicant has a master’s degree; and

(c) Complete three professional development units in accordance with OAR 584, Division 90.

(4)(A) A district and co-applicant educator may apply for an Emergency Teaching License for the holder of a Restricted Substitute Teaching License if the district is unable to obtain a regularly licensed teacher for any position lasting more than ten consecutive days.

(B) The Emergency Teaching License will allow the educator to teach for a time beyond the allowed timelines stated in subsections (1) above.

(C) The Executive Director may approve the Emergency Teaching License upon proof of the district’s emergency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-09; 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 6-2014(Temp), f. 8-5-14, cert. ef 8-6-14 thru 2-2-15

584-060-0190

Teaching Associate License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Teaching Associate License. This license, issued for two years and not renewable. The Teaching Associate License is valid for regular teaching at one or more designated levels in one or more designated specialties but is not valid for substitute teaching.

(2) The Teaching Associate License is issued only to an experienced teaching assistant engaged in an intensive professional development program for teaching assistants approved by the commission under institutional standards found in OAR 584-017.

(3) The Teaching Associate License is restricted to use within the district that has applied for it jointly with the applicant.

(4) To be eligible for a Teaching Associate License, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in a specified institutional program of undergraduate education and professional teacher preparation approved by the commission and have completed 75% of the program required to qualify for assignment as a full-time intern.

(b) Successfully complete one year as a full-time intern in an approved program under the supervision of a school-based supervisor and unit supervisor.

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

(d) Have three academic years of half-time or more experience as a teaching assistant assigned primarily to direct instruction and related support.

(e) Furnish fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the commission.

(5) The institutional program and school district will provide supervision for the individual holding a Teaching Associate License. The institutional program and the district will provide a mentor for the teaching associate. The mentor will be designated the teacher of record.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 2-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-17-01 thru 7-15-01; TSPC 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-01; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; 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

584-060-0200

American Indian Languages Teaching License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and matter prescribed by the Commission, an applicant may be granted an American Indian Teaching License for one or more American Indian languages. The license shall be valid for three years and may be renewed upon application from the holder of the license. The first license will be issued for three years plus time to the applicant's birthday

(2) To be eligible for the American Indian Language Teaching License, the applicant must:

(a) Submit a joint application from the prospective teacher and the tribe whose language will be taught. The tribe must certify that the applicant is qualified to teach the language of the tribe.

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

(c) Receive a passing score as currently specified by the commission on a test of basic verbal and computational skills;

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

(3) A holder of an American Indian languages teaching license who does not also have a teaching license or registration issued under ORS 342.125 may not teach any subject other than the American Indian language they are approved to teach by the sponsoring tribe.

(4) To be eligible for renewal of the American Indian Language Teaching License an applicant must:

(a) Submit a letter from the tribe that first certified the educator verifying continued competency to teach the tribal language; and

(b) Complete professional development in accordance with OAR 584-090.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455, 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 5-2002, f. & cert. ef. 8-9-02; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; 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 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

584-060-0210

Emergency Teaching License

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

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

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

(a) C-1 application and fee;

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

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

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

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-03; TSPC 8-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-10-04 thru 3-9-05 (Suspended by TSPC 9-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-5-04 thru 3-9-05); TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 7-2010, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-10; TSPC 10-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11

584-060-0220

International Visiting Teacher License

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

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

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

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

(5) To be eligible for the International Visiting Teacher License, the applicant must 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) A copy of all professional teaching credentials from a country other than the United States held by the applicant;

(e)(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

(f) 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; and

(c) 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; TSPC 4-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14 thru 2-1-15

584-060-0250

License for Conditional Assignment

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

(D) 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; TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14; TSPC 6-2014(Temp), f. 8-5-14, cert. ef 8-6-14 thru 2-2-15

584-060-0501

Purpose of Oregon Teaching Licenses

(1) These rules establish a licensure structure that defines the requirements to teach in Oregon public schools pursuant to ORS 342.120 to 342.232.

(2) The grade levels of licensure align with developmental levels of students and provide assignment flexibility for the 21st Century Classroom. Allowing assignment across all grades in a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 based on subject-matter expertise provides the best opportunity for implementation of proficiency-based education models for Oregon students.

(3) The curriculum of teacher preparation affirms the dignity and worth of all students and ensures students from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are provided all opportunities to achieve subject-matter proficiency for optimal college and career readiness.

(4) Oregon's licensure structure embraces the value and worth of the professional educator. The professional teacher will direct her or his long-term career goals and choose the appropriate route to professional licensure.

(5) Oregon’s licensure structure supports the growth and achievement of each and every Oregon 0-20 public school student. Honoring and celebrating the dignity and worth of our multicultural student population is a key center-piece to Oregon’s education enterprise.

(6) The preliminary and professional teaching licensure standards are based on the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Model Core Teaching standards adopted by the Council for Chief State School Officers.

(7) The Distinguished Professional Teaching License is designed to recognize measured milestones in an accomplished professional educator’s career including but not limited to: National Board Certification, Teacher Leader development, Beginning Teacher Mentoring, advanced educational coursework and demonstration of advanced teaching proficiencies.

(8) Oregon’s licensure program embraces the concept of interstate reciprocity and recognizes the value of previous competency as reflected on another state’s teaching preparation standards and nonprovisional licenses.

(9) Continuing professional development (CPD) is integral to the professional educator’s career development. Continuing professional development is required at all stages of professional licensure renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120–342.143, 342.153, 342.165, 342.223–342.232
Hist.: TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14

584-060-0525

Professional 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 a Professional Teaching License.

(2) This license is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) This license is valid for regular teaching at one or more designated authorization levels in one or more designated subject-matter specialties and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Professional Teaching License an applicant must:

(a) Have educator fitness by possessing the personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen (18) years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as an educator;

(b) Meet or complete all requirements of the Initial I and the Initial II Teaching Licenses; and

(c) Hold a master's degree or equivalent or a higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission. 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

(d) Have taught five full years on any non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment; and

(e) Demonstrate minimum competencies, knowledge and skills in accordance with OAR 584-018-0110 by completing one of the following:

(A) A TSPC approved Professional Teaching License program offered by a college or university; or

(B) A doctorate degree in education from a regionally accredited institution; or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission; or

(C) Certification by the National Boards of Professional Teaching Standards; or

(D) Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech and Hearing Association for those holding a communication disorders endorsement; or

(E) A commission-approved school district program; or

(F) Any commission-approved professional assessment designated for that purpose; or

(G) A Professional Certificate issued by the State of Washington.

(5) The Professional Teaching License may be renewed for five years upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584, division 90.

Stat. Auth: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.165, 342.125 & 342.138
Hist.: TSPC 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14 thru 9-10-14; TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14

584-060-0530

Distinguished 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 a Distinguished Teaching License indicating the holder is a Teacher Leader.

(2) This license is issued for two years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified in subsection (6) below.

(3) This license is valid for regular teaching and for teacher leader activities in one or more designated subject-matter endorsements and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) The Distinguished Teacher License indicates that the holder is ready to take on advanced roles including but not limited to: mentoring, curriculum development support, teacher preparation support and other educational leadership activities.

(5) To be eligible for a Distinguished Teaching License an applicant must:

(a) Educator Fitness: Possess the personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen (18) years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as an educator;

(b) Meet or complete all requirements of the Professional Teaching License; and

(c) Have taught five full years or more; and

(d) Meet at least one of the following requirements:

(A) Demonstrate competency in any one of the Commission’s designated teacher leader specialties; or

(B) Hold Certification by the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards; or

(C) Obtain an Educational Specialist (EdS) or doctorate (EdD or PhD) in any education-related area; or

(D) Demonstrate other exceptional knowledge and experience qualifying the teacher to provide mentoring, curriculum development support, teacher preparation support or other educational leadership activities.

(6) The Distinguished Teaching License may be renewed upon completion of continuing professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584, Division 90 under the following conditions:

(a) The first two renewals may be based upon completion of professional development requirements in accordance with OAR 584, division 90;

(b) Subsequent renewals must be based upon demonstration of ongoing teacher leader activities such as: mentoring, curriculum development support, teacher preparation support and other educational leadership activities consistent with a teacher leader; and

(c) Failure to demonstrate ongoing teacher leader activities, the teacher will be eligible for the Professional Teacher License upon evidence of continuing professional development.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455-342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14 thru 9-10-14; TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14

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