Stat. Auth.:ORS342 Stats. Implemented:ORS342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553 Hist.: Tspc 12-2015, F. 11-13-15, Cert. Ef. 1-1-16

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Published: 2015

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DIVISION 255
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
584-255-0010
Professional Development Requirements
(1) The Commission believes that high quality
and individualized professional development for educators is essential to promote:
(a) Effective educational practices;
(b) Supportive educational leadership;
and
(c) Enriched student learning.
(2) The Commission requires
the completion of advanced or continuing professional development units for:
(a) Promotion to the Professional
Teaching License (Advanced PDUs);
(b) Renewal of most active educator
licenses (Continuing PDUs); and
(c) Renewal of School Nurses
Certificates (Continuing PDUs).
(3) Professional Development
Units (PDUs) are calculated as follows:
(a) One (1) hour of advanced
or continuing 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.
(4) Advanced Professional Development
(APD): The Commission requires completion of an advanced professional education
program for promotion to the Professional Teaching License. The Commission has approved
the completion of an Advanced Professional Development Program as one method to
meet the requirement for an advanced professional education program. An Advanced
Professional Development Program must include 150 professional development units
that are:
(a) Tailored to the performance
goals of the teacher in accordance with ORS 342.815 to 342.856;
(b) Based on the core teaching
standards as provided in OAR 584-255-0020, Standards for Professional Development;
and
(c) Calculated as provided in
subsection (3) of this rule.
Note: See OAR 584-210-0040 Professional
Teaching License for other methods to meet the advanced professional program requirements
to qualify for the Professional Teaching License.
(5) Continuing Professional Development:
The Commission requires continuing professional development for renewal of most
active licenses and certificates that do not require advancement to another license.
(a) To qualify for renewal of
a license, the applicant must complete 25 Continuing PDUs per year of licensure
term, as follows:
(A) 75 PDUs during the life
of a three (3) year license; and
(B) 125 PDUs during the life
of a five (5) year license.
(b) Completing any of the following
advanced certifications will waive continuing professional development requirements
only for the renewal period during which the certification is completed and the
following licensure renewal cycle:
(A) National Board of Professional
Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification;
(B) National Association of
School Psychologists (NASP) certification;
(C) National School Counselor
Certification (NSCC);
(D) National Association of
Social Workers (C-SSWS) certification; or
(E) Association of Speech, Hearing
and Audiology (ASHA) certification.
(c) Licensed educators may carry-over
25 PDUs of excess Continuing PDUs obtained only in the previous reporting renewal
period.
(d) Educators who hold dual
licensure with other state professional licensing boards are encouraged to fulfill
their continuing professional development requirements by completing the PDUs provided
by those professional licensure areas (for example: Speech Language Pathologists).
(e) The requirement for continuing
professional development applies to the renewal of the following teaching, administrative,
and personnel service licenses:
(A) Preliminary Teaching License
[Note: If the applicant is renewing the Preliminary Teaching License with Advanced
PDUs, Continuing PDUs are not required];
(B) Professional Teaching License;
(C) Teacher Leader License;
(D) Legacy Teaching License;
(E) Limited Teaching License;
(F) American Indian Language
Teaching License;
(G) Career and Technical Education
II Teaching License;
(H) Professional Administrator
License;
(I) Legacy Administrator;
(J) Distinguished Administrator;
(K) Exceptional Administrator;
(L) Legacy Personnel Service;
(M) Professional School Counselor;
(N) Professional School Psychologist;
(O) Limited Student Services;
and
(P) Professional School Social
Worker.
(6) Continuing Professional
Development for School Nurse Certificates: To qualify for renewal of a School Nurse
Certificate pursuant to OAR Chapter 584, Division 021, an applicant must:
(a) Meet the professional development
requirements provided in OAR 584-021-0150 (Renewal of Professional School Nurse
Certification); or
(b) Meet the professional development
requirement provided in OAR 584-021-0155 (Emergency School Nurse Certification Renewal).
(7) It is the sole responsibility
of the licensed educator to ensure accurate completion of professional development
upon renewal or issue of a subsequent license. Generally, failure to complete advanced
professional development or continuing professional development does not constitute
an “emergency” for the purposes of receiving an Emergency License.
(8) If employed during the life
of the license, the supervisor or professional development advisor will verify that
the educator has successfully completed all continuing professional development
requirements to the district superintendent or designee on the TSPC Professional
Educational Experience Report (PEER) form prior to renewal of licensure.
(9) The following licenses do
not have continuing professional development requirements because the licenses require
the completion of additional specific coursework or other licensure requirements
to move to the next stage license or the licenses do not require continuing professional
development:
(a) Reciprocal Teaching license;
(b) All substitute licenses;
(c) Preliminary Administrator
license;
(d) Preliminary School Counselor
license;
(e) Preliminary School Psychologist
license;
(f) Preliminary School Social
Worker license;
(g) Career and Technical Education
I Teaching license;
(h) All restricted licenses;
(i) All emergency licenses;
(j) License for Conditional
Assignment;
(k) ESEA Alternative Route License;
and
(l) Teacher Associate License.
(10) Substitute teaching licenses
do not have continuing professional development requirements due to a shortage in
the profession. The Commission has reserved the right to reconsider this continuing
professional development waiver at any time in the future.
(11)(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 continuing professional development
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 continuing professional development requirements
in subsection (5) of this rule.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120
- 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15,
cert. ef. 1-1-16
584-255-0020
Standards for Professional Development
(1) Standards for advanced professional
development: To qualify as advanced professional development for purposes of promotion
to the Professional Teaching License, the advanced professional development units
must be aligned with OAR 584-420-0030 Professional Teaching License: Program Standards
and ORS 342.856 Core Teaching Standards (InTASC).
(2) Standards for continuing
professional development: To qualify as continuing professional development for
licensure renewal, the continuing professional development units must conform to
the following national standards adopted by Learning Forward (2011):
(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) Resources: Professional
learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires
prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learning.
(d) 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.
(e) 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.
(f) 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.
(g) 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 12-2015, f. 11-13-15,
cert. ef. 1-1-16
584-255-0030
Verification of Professional Development
(1) Licensed educators employed in a public
school, education service district or public charter school must supply evidence
to their employer that they have completed Advanced or Continuing professional development
units (PDUs) in accordance with these rules.
(2) To verify Continuing PDUs
for licensure renewal, educators must do one of the following:
(a) Educators who are employed
at the time of renewal, under contract with a district, may supply evidence of completion
of Continuing PDUs from their employing district. Districts will indicate compliance
through acknowledgement on the Professional Educator Experience Report (PEER) form;
or
(b) Educators who are not employed
at the time of renewal, under contract with a district, or who are employed by a
private school must supply evidence of their completion of Continuing PDUs to an
education service district (ESD) participating in a professional development approval
agreement with the Commission; or
(c) Educators who are employed,
but are unable to obtain district or employer approval of Continuing PDUs obtained
during the life of the license, may supply evidence of completion of Continuing
PDUs to an ESD participating in a professional development approval agreement with
the Commission.
(3) To verify Advanced PDUs
for renewal of the Preliminary Teaching License or promotion to the Professional
Teaching License, educators must:
(a) Obtain verification of the
Advanced PDUs from their employing school district or charter school. Districts
will indicate compliance through acknowledgement on the Professional Educator Experience
Report (PEER) form; or
(b) Obtain verification of the
Advanced PDUs from their employing Education Service District. Districts will indicate
compliance through acknowledgement on the Professional Educator Experience Report
(PEER) form. Educators may not obtain verification from an ESD unless they are directly
employed by the ESD.
(4) To verify enrollment and
completion of advanced professional education program for renewal of the Preliminary
Teaching License or promotion to the Professional Teaching License, educators must
provide:
(a) Official evidence of enrollment
in a Commission-approved program; and
(b) Official transcripts.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120
- 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15,
cert. ef. 1-1-16


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