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Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant shall be granted an Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License.
(2) The application must be filed jointly by the hiring district and the teacher seeking the license.
(3) Districts hiring a highly qualified teacher based on the Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License must ensure that the license has been obtained by the teacher prior to assignment within the district.
(4) The Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License shall be restricted to use within the district that has jointly applied for it with the teacher.
(5) The license is not transferable to another district. Should the teacher seek to obtain another Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License with another district, the license is only valid for the remainder of the three years from the initial date of the license.
(6) The district must submit an approved plan with the licensee's application that describes how the teacher will receive high-quality professional development that is sustained, intensive and classroom-focused before and while teaching in the district. The plan must also include how the teacher will be making progress toward completing full state licensure requirements in the next three years.
(7) The license will expire exactly three-years from the date of issue and is not subject to the 120-day grace period.
(8) To be eligible for an Approved ESEA Alternative Route License, the applicant must:
(a) Hold a bachelor's degree;
(b) Obtain a passing score on a test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics;
(c) Demonstrate core academic subject matter competency by:
(A) Passing the TSPC approved rigorous state test required for the grade-level and subject-matter area; or
(B) Holding an undergraduate major or coursework equivalent in the core academic subject in the teaching area (does not apply to elementary authorizations); or
(C) Holding a graduate degree in the core academic subject in the teaching area (does not apply to elementary authorizations).
(9) Per federal law:
(a) Teachers on the Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License are considered highly qualified for only three years; and
(b) The license is not renewable and is not eligible for any extension.
(10) Teachers who have taught on a Restricted Teaching License for one-year or less, upon application with a district may be eligible for the Approved ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License provided the requirements of subsection (8) of this rule are met. The Approved ESEA Alternative Route License will only be effective for three years from the date the Restricted Teaching License was first issued.
Stat. Auth: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.125
Hist.: TSPC 2-2004, f. & cert. ef. 3-17-04; TSPC 2-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-06 thru 8-2-06; TSPC 8-2006, f. 5-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13; TSPC 9-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-14; Suspended by TSPC 9-2015(Temp), f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16 thru 6-28-16
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