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DIVISION 90

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

584-090-0100

Professional Development Generally

(1) Professional development is required for renewal of most active licenses, registrations and certificates for public school or charter school teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, school nurses.

(2) Continuing professional development (CPD) obligations are common to most professions. CPD is defined as a structured approach to learning to help ensure competence to practice, taking in knowledge, skills and practical experience. CPD can involve any relevant education learning activity, whether formal and structured or informal and self-directed.

(3) Educators seeking to reinstate a renewable license must demonstrate completion of all professional development requirements obtained after the date on which their last active license was issued by the Commission provided continuing professional development (CPD) is required for renewal.

(4) New out-of-state educators may submit professional development obtained prior to licensure in Oregon as a basis for licensure renewal so long as:

(a) The professional development was obtained within the five (5) years immediately preceding the date the first Oregon educator license, registration or certification was issued;

(b) The professional development is consistent with the requirements of this Division; and

(c) The professional development was obtained within the five years immediately preceding the expiration date on the license for which they are seeking renewal.

(5) Professional development is required for renewal of the following licenses, registrations or certificates for teaching, administration, personnel service, and school nursing:

(a) American Indian Language Teaching;

(b) Basic;

(c) Standard;

(d) Career and Technical Education II Teaching (See also, OAR 584-042-0051);

(e) Charter School registrations;

(f) Continuing;

(g) Five-Year Career and Technical Education Teaching;

(h) Five Year Teaching (pre-1965);

(g) Initial II;

(h) Limited;

(j) Substitute;

(k) Restricted Substitute;

(l) Distinguished Administrator;

(m) Exceptional Administrator;

(n) Five Year Administrator (pre-1965);

(o) Five Year Personnel Service (pre-1965); and

(p) Professional School Nurse.

(6) Educators who hold dual licensure with other state professional licensing boards are encouraged to fulfill their CPD requirements by completing PDU’s provided by those professional licensure areas.

(7) It is the sole responsibility of the licensed educator to ensure accurate completion of continuing professional development upon renewal. Failure to complete continuing professional development does not constitute an “emergency” for the purposes of receiving an Emergency License when CPD requirements have not been met.

(8) If employed during the life of the license, the supervisor or CPD advisor will verify that the educator has successfully completed all CPD requirements to the district superintendent or designee on the TSPC Professional Educational Experience Report (PEER) form prior to renewal of licensure.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120-342.430; 342.455-342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-13

584-090-0105

Professional Development Objectives

High quality professional development increases the effectiveness of all educators and has characteristics that lead to:

(1) Effective teaching practices;

(2) Supportive leadership; and

(3) Improved student results.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430; 342.455-342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12

584-090-0110

Standards for Professional Learning

These professional development standards are aligned with the national standards developed and adopted by Learning Forward in 2011.

(1) Learning Communities: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignment.

(2) Leadership: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who: develop capacity, advocate and create support systems for professional learning.

(3) Resources: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning.

(4) Data: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.

(5) Learning Designs: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes.

(6) Implementation: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long term change.

(7) Outcomes: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120-342.430; 342.455-342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 6-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12

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 actively licensed 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 Five-Year Teaching License issued prior to 1965, Basic, Standard, Limited Teaching, Initial II or, Continuing License and currently subject to the Commission’s Continuing Professional Development requirements must continue to meet the PDU requirements set forth in subsection (7) below.

(3) All licensed educators holding renewable licenses are subject to PDU reporting upon licensure renewal.

(a) All licensees, except Substitute or Restricted Substitute license holders, reporting PDU’s for the first time pursuant to this rule, will have the requirements phased in on the following schedule. Renewing educators whose license expires in:

(A) 2013 must complete 25 PDUs total;

(B) 2014 must complete 50 PDUs total; and

(C) 2015 or later must complete 25 PDUs per year of the license.

(b) All Substitute and Restricted Substitute Teaching License holders reporting PDU’s for the first time pursuant to this rule, will have the requirements phased in on the following schedule. Renewing substitute teaching license holders who’s license expires in:

(A) 2013 must complete 10 PDUs total;

(B) 2014 must complete 20 PDUs total; and

(C) 2015 must complete 30 PDUs total.

(4) PDUs counted toward licensure renewal may be earned at any time during the life of the license; however, licensees may carry-over into the next renewal cycle excess PDUs consistent with subsection (9) below.

(5) Educators holding Career and Technical Education teaching endorsements may be subject to other continuing professional development requirements consistent with their formal professional development plan. See, OAR 584-042-0051 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Professional Development Plan to determine whether additional CPD requirements apply upon licensure renewal.

(6) Except and provided in subsection (4) above, continuing professional development requirements upon renewal are:

(a) 75 professional development units (PDUs) for a three year license;

(b) 125 PDUs for a five-year license;

(c) 30 PDUs for a Substitute or Restricted Substitute Teaching License.

(7) Completing any of the following advanced certifications will waive CPD for the renewal period during which the certification is completed and the next licensure renewal cycle only:

(a) National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS);

(b) National Association of School Psychologists certification (NASP);

(c) National School Counselor Certification (NCSC);

(d) National Association of Social Workers certification (C-SSWS); or

(e) Association of Speech, Hearing and Audiology (ASHA) certification.

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

(a) One (1) hour of approved professional development activity 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.

(9) Licensed educators may carry-over excess PDU’s obtained only in the previous reporting renewal period as follows:

(a) Substitutes/Restricted Substitutes: 10 PDU’s;

(b) Three-year licenses: 25 PDU’s;

(c) Five-year licenses: 25 PDU’s.

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; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12

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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