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Oregon Bulletin

September 1, 2012

Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, Chapter 584

Rule Caption: Amends Teaching Authorization Levels: Expands high school authorization on Initial and Continuing Teaching Licenses.

Adm. Order No.: TSPC 7-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 8-7-2012

Certified to be Effective: 8-7-12

Notice Publication Date: 2-1-2012

Rules Amended: 584-060-0051

Subject: 584-060-0051: Amends Teaching Authorization Levels: Expands high school authorization on Initial and Continuing teaching Licenses to grades 7 and 8 in a school designated by a high school.

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

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). (See, OAR 584-017-0120 for ELEM authorization competencies and OAR 584-017-0175 for adding an authorization level to a license.)

(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 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 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 multiple subjects teaching assignment, except assignments in subsection (b) below, 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.

(7) The Early Childhood Education/Elementary (ECE/ELE) authorization represents the merger of two grade authorization levels and 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 prekindergarten (pre-k) through eight (8).

(a) The ECE/ELE authorization level is valid for any multiple subjects teaching assignment, except assignments in subsection (b) below, in grades prekindergarten (pre-k) through eight (8).

(b) The ECE/ELE 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.

(8) The Elementary/Middle Level (ELE/ML) authorization represents the merger of two grade authorization levels and 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 nine (9). The placement may only be grade nine (9) if it is located in a middle school or junior high school.

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

(b) The ELE/ML 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.

(9) The Middle Level/High School (ML/HS) authorization represents the merger of two grade authorization levels and requires completion of an approved program including passing the commission-approved multiple subjects examination (MSE) 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 five (5) through twelve (12).

(a) The ML/HS authorization is valid for any multiple subjects teaching assignment, except assignments in subsection (c) below, in grades five (5) through nine (9) of a school designated as an elementary, middle, or junior high school.

(b) The ML/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.

(c) The ML/HS 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.

(10) 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


 

Rule Caption: Professional development requirements and outlines verification requirements for PDU’s.

Adm. Order No.: TSPC 8-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 8-15-2012

Certified to be Effective: 8-15-12

Notice Publication Date: 1-1-2012

Rules Adopted: 584-090-0115, 584-090-0120

Subject: 584-090-0115 — Professional Development Requirements — Allows some excess professional development units to be carried forward to next reporting period.

 584-090-0120 Verification of Continuing Professional Development — requires educators to report PDU activity regardless of employment status.

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

584-090-0115

Professional Development Requirements

(1) Applicants for licensure renewal must complete professional development units as described in this rule. These professional development requirements apply to all educators listed in OAR 584-090-0100(4), including those who are retired or work less than half-time in a contracted position and those who hold provisional licenses.

(2) All educators renewing a Basic, Standard, Limited Teaching, Initial II or, Continuing License who are contracted half-time or more must meet the PDU requirements set forth in subsection (7) below.

(3) For all other licensed educators subject to PDU reporting, except Substitute or Restricted Substitute license holders, and reporting PDU’s pursuant to this rule, the professional development requirements will be phased in as follows:

(a) Educators renewing in 2013 must complete 25 PDUs total;

(b) Educators renewing in 2014 must complete 50 PDUs total; and

(c) Educators renewing in 2015 or later must complete 25 PDUs per year of the license.

(4) Applicants holding a Substitute Teaching License or a Restricted Substitute Teaching License must obtain the equivalent of 10 PDUs for every year of the renewable license, once the PDU requirement for these two substitute teaching license types is fully implemented. The professional development requirements for the Substitute Teaching License and the Restricted Substitute Teaching License will be phased in as follows:

(a) Substitute licensees renewing in 2013 must complete 10 PDUs total;

(b) Substitute licensees renewing in 2014 must complete 20 PDUs total; and

(c) Substitute licensees renewing in 2015 must complete 10 PDUs per year of the license.

(5) PDUs counted toward licensure renewal may be earned at any time during the life of the license. Educators may carry-over excess PDUs consistent with subsection (9) below.

(6) Educators holding Career and Technical Education teaching endorsements may be subject to other requirements. See, OAR 584-042-0051 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Professional Development Plan to determine whether additional CPD requirements apply licensure renewal.

(7) Continuing professional development requirements are:

(a) For educators holding a three year license: 75 professional development units (PDUs);

(b) For educators holding a five-year license: 125 PDUs;

(c) For educators holding a three-year Substitute or Restricted Substitute license: 30 PDUs;

(d) Completing national board certification (NBPTS), National Association of School Psychologists certification (NASP), National School Counselor certification (NCSC), National Association of Social Workers certification (C-SSWS) will waive CPD for the renewal period during which the certification is completed and the next licensure renewal cycle only.

(8) Professional Development Units (PDUs) are defined as follows:

(a) One (1) hour of approved professional development equals one (1) PDU;

(b) One (1) semester hour of college credit equals thirty (30) PDUs; or

(c) One (1) quarter hour of college credit equals twenty (20) PDUs.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 8-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-12

584-090-0120

Verification of Continuing Professional Development

(1) Educators employed in a public school, ESD or public charter school must supply evidence to their employer that they have completed PDUs in accordance with these rules. Districts may indicate compliance through acknowledgement on the Professional Educator Experience Report (PEER) form.

(2) Educators who are not employed at the time of renewal must supply evidence to TSPC upon renewal of licensure that the PDUs were completed in accordance with these rules.

(3) Educators who are employed, but are unable to obtain district or employer “sign off” of PDUs obtained during the life of the license, may appeal this decision of the employer and submit evidence of that professional development to TSPC for review in accordance with these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 8-2012, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-12

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