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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 and certificates for public school teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and 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 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 or certificate for which they are seeking renewal.

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

(a) American Indian Language Teaching;

(b) Basic;

(c) Standard;

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

(e) Continuing;

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

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

(h) Initial II;

(i) Professional;

(j) Limited;

(k) Distinguished Teaching License;

(l) Distinguished Administrator;

(m) Exceptional Administrator;

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

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

(p) Professional School Nurse Certificate; and

(q) Initial I Teaching License after the first two terms of the license.

(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; TSPC 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-15; TSPC 3-2015, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-15; TSPC 6-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-15 thru 12-27-15

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. The professional development requirements apply to all actively licensed and certified educators listed in OAR 584-090-0100(5).

(2) 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.

(3) The professional development units (PDUs) required for licensure and certification renewal are as follows:

(a) Except as provided in subsection (4), all licensed educators shall report 25 PDUs per year of the licensure term. (Certified school nurses are not considered licensed educators and must meet only the PDU requirements of section (3)(b) of this rule.)

(A) 50 professional development units (PDUs) for a two year license;

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

(C) 125 professional development units (PDUs) for a five year license.

(b) School nurses certified pursuant to OAR Chapter 584, Division 021 shall meet the professional development requirements set forth in OAR 584-021-0150 (Renewal of Professional School Nurse Certification) and OAR 584-021-0155 (Emergency School Nurse Certification Renewal).

(4) The following licenses do not have a professional development unit requirement because the licenses require the completion of additional specific coursework or other requirements to move to the next stage license:

(a) Initial Teaching license;

(b) Initial I Teaching license (during the first two terms of the license);

(c) Initial Administrator license;

(d) Initial I School Counselor license;

(e) Initial I School Social Worker license;

(f) Initial School Psychologist license;

(g) Career and Technical Education I Teaching license;

(h) All restricted licenses, except the Restricted Substitute license;

(i) All emergency licenses; and

(j) All transitional licenses.

(5) PDUs for licensure renewal may be earned at any time during the life of the license; however, licensees may only carry-over into the next renewal cycle excess PDUs pursuant to section (8) below.

(6)(a) Educators holding a Career and Technical I Education teaching license 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.

(b) Educators holding a Five-Year Career and Technical Education Teaching License or a Career and Technical Education II Teaching License are subject to the requirements in section (3) above.

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

(a) Three year licenses: 25 PDUs;

(b) Five year licenses: 25 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; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12; TSPC 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-15; TSPC 6-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-15 thru 12-27-15

584-090-0120

Verification of Continuing Professional Development

(1) Licensed 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; TSPC 3-2015, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-15

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