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DIVISION 80

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSES

584-080-0001

Purpose

(1) These rules establish an administrator licensure program that is designed to strengthen Oregon educational leadership. Specifically, Oregon licensed administrators will be instructional leaders with the knowledge, skills and abilities to close the achievement gap, implement visionary literacy programs and demonstrate exemplary instructional leadership. Oregon administrators will be leaders in demonstrating culturally competent strategies to ensure an equitable education for every Oregon student. Oregon-approved programs and licensure have the following characteristics:

(2) The administrator licensure standards are designed to recognize the developmental levels of students;

(3) The Initial Administrator License requires at least three years of properly assigned licensed experience in public schools, regionally accredited private schools, registered private schools or other federal or state-regulated schools. Additionally, programs for the Initial Administrator License will emphasize a school-level context.

(4) The Continuing Administrator License requires demonstrated competency in a broad spectrum of Oregon-specific administrator skills and experience at both the building and district levels. Additionally, programs for the Continuing Administrator License will emphasize a district level context.

(5) Continuing professional development is integral to continuous administrator licensure.

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 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06

584-080-0002

Definitions for Division 80

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

(2) "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.tspc.state.or.us.

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

(4) "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.

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

(6) "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.

(7) "Out of State Licenses or Certificates:" A license or certificate 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), or the U.S. Department of Defense.

(8) "Personal Qualifications:" 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.

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

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

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 342.232
Hist.: TSPC 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; 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

584-080-0005

Effective Date and Supersedure

Effective January 15, 1999, licenses for administrators will be issued under the rules set forth in this division, which supersedes divisions preceding OAR 584-060 in case of conflict.

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

584-080-0008

Scope of Administrator Licenses and Registrations

The Initial, Continuing or Transitional administrator license or Charter School Administrator Registration authorizes the holder to perform duties as follows:

(1) An administrator license or registration is required to:

(a) Evaluate licensed personnel;

(b) Discipline licensed personnel; or

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

(2) An administrator license or registration is not required to:

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

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

(c) Recruit licensed, registered or classified staff;

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

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430 & 342.455 - 342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11, cert. ef. 9-1-11; TSPC 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14 thru 9-10-14

584-080-0012

Initial Administrator License (IAL)

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant may be granted an Initial Administrator License.

(2) The Initial Administrator License is valid for three (3) years and may be renewed under the conditions set forth in subsections below.

(3) The Initial Administrator License is valid for school administration at all age or grade levels in any administrative position. This license is also valid for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for an Initial Administrator License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following provisions within this subsection. The 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) Licensed Experience: Have three (3) academic years of experience as a full-time licensed educator on any license appropriate for the assignment in:

(A) A public school or regionally accredited private school in any state or other U.S. jurisdiction; or

(B) In one or more of the following schools in Oregon:

(i) An education service district school;

(ii) A state-operated or state-supported school;

(iii) A federal school;

(iv) A private elementary or secondary school; or

(v) A private proprietary career school licensed by the superintendent of public instruction.

(c) Master's Degree: Hold a master's or 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 and a bachelor’s degree. 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.

(d)(A) Approved Administrator Program: Complete, as part of the master's degree or separately, an initial graduate program in school administration at an institution approved for administrator education;

(B) A candidate for initial licensure who has completed an administrator preparation program outside the state of Oregon must:

(i) Have completed at least eighteen (18) semester hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours of graduate credit in school administration or educational leadership; and

(ii) Receive a passing score on tests of knowledge of Oregon school law and finance at the conclusion of or in lieu of a course or courses approved by the commission.

(e) Civil Rights: Obtain a passing score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics. An emergency license will be issued for ninety (90) days during which time the applicant must complete the civil rights requirement; and

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

(5) Renewal: The Initial Administrator License may be renewed up to two (2) times if the applicant makes progress or has made progress toward completion of the Continuing Administrator License by completing at least six (6) semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of academic credit in an state approved administrative licensure preparation program or its equivalent upon each renewal application. A transcript of the completed coursework is required for renewal.

(6) Reinstatement for Administrator Experience: An applicant may reinstate an expired Initial Administrator License for one (1) three-year period for the purposes of completing the administrative experience requirements for the Continuing Administrator License under the following conditions:

(a) The applicant has completed all requirements for the CAL except for the administrative experience required;

(b) The application includes a request from a district for reinstatement.

(7) Incomplete CAL Programs: Initial Administrator License holders who are unable to complete the academic requirements for the Continuing Administrator License within nine (9) years after the Initial Administrator License was first granted may only take an administrator position upon joint application with an employing district requesting a Restricted Transitional Administrator License.

(8) Superintendency on the Initial Administrative License: The Continuing Administrator Licensure program or the equivalent graduate hours in an approved administrator preparation program must be completed within the three (3) years following the next renewal of the Initial Administrator License if the holder of an Initial Administrator License takes a position as a superintendent in Oregon at any time within the life of the Initial Administrator License.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120, 342.147 & 342.165
Hist.: TSPC 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; 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 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-10; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

584-080-0022

Continuing Administrator License (CAL)

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant shall be granted a Continuing Administrator License.

(2) The Continuing Administrator License is issued for five (5) years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Continuing Administrator License is valid for school administration at all age or grade levels in any position and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Continuing Administrator License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following provisions within this subsection. The 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) Master's Degree: Hold a master's degree or higher;

(c) Program of Advanced Competency: Complete beyond both the master's degree and beyond the initial graduate program in school administration, an advanced program in administrative competencies consisting of at least eighteen (18) semester hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent.

(A) Advanced Program Waiver: Exceptionally, the applicant may qualify for waiver of the advanced institutional program or the assessment of advanced competencies by having a regionally accredited doctor's degree in school administration or educational leadership;

(B) Out-of-State Advanced Program:

(i) If the eighteen (18) semester hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours beyond the master's degree, required in subsection (c) above, was completed out-of-state, no additional validation will be required so long as the applicant also has five (5) years of administrative experience on any unrestricted out-of-state administrator license or an Oregon license appropriate for the assignment.

(ii) The out-of-state experience may be cumulative and need not be continuous in one state.

(iii) If the applicant does not have five (5) years of administrative experience, the advanced program will be evaluated by the Commission to determine equivalency. The evaluation will be based upon an established rubric representing the equivalent programs offered by Oregon approved administrator preparation programs.

(iv) After TSPC evaluation, additional coursework may be required to acquire the Continuing Administrator License.

(d) Fingerprints: 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

(e) Civil Rights: A passing score on a test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics. An emergency license will be issued for ninety (90) days during which time the applicant must complete the civil rights requirement; and

(f) Experience on an Administrative License: Have three (3) years of one-half time or more experience on any administrator license appropriate for the assignment in a public or accredited private school setting.

(5) The Continuing Administrator License may be renewed for five (5) years upon completion of professional development pursuant to OAR 584 division 90.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120, 342.147 & 342.165
Hist.: TSPC 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; 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 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14

584-080-0031

Distinguished Administrator License

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

(2) The Distinguished Administrator License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions specified below.

(3) The Distinguished Administrator License is voluntary and is valid for school administration at all age or grade levels in any position and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Distinguished Administrator License, an applicant must have:

(a) Completed, beyond the advanced administrator program specified in OAR 584-080-0022 an advanced education leadership or school administration program consisting of at least 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or in the alternative, hold a regionally accredited doctor's degree in school administration or educational leadership.

(A) Completion of the advanced program must be verified by the institution offering the program or through official transcripts.

(B) Doctorates in programs other than school administration or educational leadership do not qualify for this license.

(b) Five years of full time experience on a Standard, Initial, Continuing, Transitional or out-of-state administrative license valid for the assignment functioning as a superintendent in a public school district, education service district, or regionally accredited private school system; and

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

(5) The Distinguished Administrator License may be renewed for five years upon completion of continuing professional development pursuant to OAR 584-090.

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 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-21-01; TSPC 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

584-080-0090 [Renumbered to 584-080-0051]

584-080-0110 [Renumbered to 584-080-0052]

584-080-0151

Transitional Administrator License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant who has never been licensed in Oregon as an administrator may be granted a Transitional Administrator License.

(2)(a) The Transitional Administrator License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable. At that time, the educator must qualify for an Initial or a Continuing Administrator License. Under significant extenuating circumstances, additional time may be allowed, as described below in section (5) of this rule.

(b) The educator must qualify for a Continuing Administrator License upon expiration of six (6) years following the date the Transitional Administrator License was first issued.

(3) The Transitional Administrator License is valid for:

(a) Administration at all levels (principal or superintendent); and

(b) Substitute administration at all age or grade levels; and it is also valid for substitute

(c) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty. Note: An active teaching license is required for any teaching beyond substituting.

(4) To be eligible for a Transitional 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 in the United States or approved foreign equivalent;

(c) Hold a non-provisional state license for school administration; and

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

(5) If significant extenuating circumstances prevent the educator from completing these requirements prior to the expiration of the Transitional Administrator License an Emergency Administrator License may be issued, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director. Evidence of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to the Executive Director, who then determines if and for how long an emergency license should be issued as needed to protect the district’s programs or students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 3-1999, f. & cert. ef. 7-15-99; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08;TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12

584-080-0152

Transitional Superintendent License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant who has never been licensed in Oregon as an administrator may be granted a Transitional Superintendent License.

(2) The Transitional Superintendent License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable. At that time, the educator must qualify for an a Continuing Administrator License. Under significant extenuating circumstances, additional time may be allowed, as described below in section (5) of this rule.

(3) The Transitional Superintendent License is valid for:

(a) The position of superintendent when issued to a person who has been a superintendent on regular assignment and license in any state; and

(b) Substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) To be eligible for a Transitional Superintendent 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 degree or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution;

(c) Have been employed as a superintendent for five years or more in any state on a license valid for the assignment before holding an Oregon license;

(d) Hold a valid superintendent's license from that state based upon completion of an approved program; 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 OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)

(5) While holding this license, an applicant must complete:

(a) An Oregon school law and finance class; and

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

(6) Upon completion of the requirements in subsection (5) above, in addition to three consecutive years of full-time experience as a superintendent in the state of Oregon, the applicant qualifies for a Continuing Administrator License as defined in OAR 584-080-0022.

(7) If extenuating circumstances prevent the educator from completing these requirements prior to the expiration of the Transitional Superintendent License, an Emergency Administrator License may be issued, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director. Evidence of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to the Executive Director, who then determines if and for how long an emergency license should be issued as needed to protect the district’s programs or students.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TPSC 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-01; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08;TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12

584-080-0153

Restricted Transitional Administrator License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete joint application with a co-applicant employing school district in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Restricted Transitional Administrator License.

(2) The Restricted Transitional Administrator License is valid for regular or substitute administration at all age or grade levels and is restricted to the district from which the co-application is received.

(3) The Restricted Transitional Administrator License is not valid for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.

(4) The Restricted Transitional Administrator License is only valid for up to three years and is not renewable. Upon expiration of the license, the educator must qualify for the Initial Administrator License.

(5) To be eligible for a Restricted Transitional Administrator License, the applicant must have all of the following:

(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 degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(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 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

(e) Submit a letter from the employing district describing the particular need in relation to the applicant's administrator 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 administrator holding an unrestricted full-time license appropriate for the assignment to be filled.

(f) Submit a resume, and any other evidence required by the Commission as proof of substantial completion of academic preparation or substantial administrative work experience.

(6) Restricted Transitional Administrator 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 administrative licensure.

(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 Administrator 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.

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

(8) Emergency Administrator License: Upon filing an application and fee in the form and manner required by the commission; an Emergency Administrator License may be issued for up to one year upon joint application from an educator and the employing district when the Executive Director determines that extenuating circumstances have prevented the applicant from completing requirements for an Initial or Continuing Administrator License.

(a) If the extenuating circumstances are due to the lack of due diligence in completing licensure requirements by the applicant, only enough time to prevent the district from experiencing a true hardship may be granted at the Executive Director's discretion.

(b) The applicant must 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 regular license upon expiration of the Emergency Administrator License.

(9) An applicant may be eligible for an extension up to one year of the Restricted Transitional Administrator License, upon joint application with the same or another co-applicant district, if the applicant has completed all the requirements for the Initial Administrator License except for the experience described in OAR 584-080-0012.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-10; 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

584-080-0161

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

584-080-0171

Emergency Administrator License

(1) An Emergency Administrator License may be issued to a qualified applicant upon joint application with the district and the applicant 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 district must file an electronic C-3 form in conjunction with the joint application if the license needs to be issued under expedited service pursuant to OAR 584-036-0070.

(3) The Emergency Administrator License is valid for regular or substitute administration at all grade levels. The Emergency Administrator License is restricted to the district which co-applied for the license with the educator.

(4) The Emergency Administrator 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. The Executive Director may consider efforts the educator has made in meeting licensure requirements.

(5) An Emergency Administrator License is not renewable and generally will not exceed one year unless the educator or the district has presented unusual extenuating circumstances to the Executive Director. In rare circumstances when the district demonstrates continuing need, an Emergency Administrator License may be extended beyond one year for a period to be determined by the Executive Director.

(6) The Emergency Administrator License is not subject to the 120 days allowed for licensure renewal purposes under ORS 342.127(4).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: 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 10-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-20-04 thru 3-1-05; TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07; 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

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