Transition To New Licensure System

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Published: 2015

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DIVISION 300
TRANSITION TO NEW LICENSURE SYSTEM

584-300-0170
Transition to New Licensure System
(1) Endorsements:
(a) Effective July 1, 2015,
the endorsements as provided in OAR 584-060-0725 will be placed on first-issue licenses
and renewals.
(b) Multiple Subjects —
Middle Level Endorsements: Effective July 1, 2015, the Multiple Subjects —
Middle Level endorsement is abolished. The Multiple Subjects — Middle Level
endorsement will not be added to or retained with an applicant’s Initial,
Initial I, Initial II, Continuing, Professional Teaching licenses or any future
licenses the applicant holds. Current holders of the Multiple Subjects — Middle
Level endorsement will be subject to the following transition provisions:
(A) If the applicant has been
assigned and taught multiple subjects (self-contained) for four full years or more,
as evidenced by Professional Educational Experience Report (PEER) forms, the Elementary-Multiple
Subjects endorsement may be added to the license. If the applicant has not taught
four full years or more in an assignment that requires a multiple subjects (self-contained)
endorsement, the Elementary-Multiple Subject endorsement may not be added to the
license. If necessary, the applicant and an Oregon school district may apply for
an Emergency Teaching License pursuant to OAR 584-060-0210 or a License for Conditional
Assignment (LCA) pursuant to 584-060-0250 while the applicant is in the process
of qualifying for an Elementary — Multiple Subjects or another valid subject-matter
endorsement.
(B) If the applicant has been
assigned and taught Foundational Mathematics, Foundational English Language Arts,
Foundational Social Sciences or Foundational Science for four full years or more,
as evidenced by Professional Educational Experience Report (PEER) forms, the appropriate
foundational single subject may be added to the license. If the applicant has not
taught four full years in an assignment that requires a foundational subject matter
endorsement, the foundational subject matter endorsement may not be added to or
retained on the license. If necessary, the applicant and a district may apply for
an Emergency Teaching License pursuant to OAR 584-060-0210 or a License for Conditional
Assignment (LCA) pursuant to OAR 584-060-0250 while the applicant is in the process
of qualifying for a valid subject-matter endorsement.
(2) Grade-Level Authorizations:
(a) Effective July 1, 2015,
grade-level authorizations for Initial, Initial I, Initial II, Continuing, Professional
Teaching and Distinguished Teacher Leader licenses are abolished and regardless
of the printed grade authorizations held on the license, all licenses are authorized
prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the NCES course-codes assigned
to the endorsements held on the license.
(b) Effective January 1, 2016,
grade-level authorizations for Basic, Standard teaching licenses are abolished and
regardless of the printed grade authorizations held on the license, all licenses
are authorized prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the NCES course-codes
assigned to the endorsements held on the license.
(c) Effective July 1, 2015,
licensees will no longer be advised that they must add a grade-level authorization
program in order to expand the grade levels on their license.
(d) Licensees advised they were
required to complete a grade-level authorization program will not be held for failure
to complete that requirement, and school districts may assign teachers in accordance
with subsections (2)(a) and (b) of this rule.
(e) The Commission will make
every effort to identify these licensees to alert them to the new grade –
level authorization changes.
(3) Initial I Teaching Licenses
New Applicants:
(a) Effective July 1, 2015,
new qualified applicants for an Initial I Teaching License will be issued a license
in accordance with the Initial I teaching license rules adopted after July 1, 2015.
(b) Effective January 1 2016,
these licenses will be administratively renamed to the Preliminary Teaching License.
(4) Initial I and Initial II
Teaching Licenses Based on a an MAT or Post-Baccalaureate Preparation Program issued
prior to July 1, 2015: General Provisions: Effective July 1 2015, the completion
of the advanced coursework of six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter graduate hours
required to advance to the Initial II Teaching License satisfies the advanced coursework
requirements for the Professional Teaching License.
(5) Initial I Teaching Licenses
Based on a Bachelor’s Degree issued prior to July 1, 2015: General Provisions:
Effective July 1, 2015, for Initial I Teaching Licenses based on a Bachelor's degree,
the requirements to complete the master’s degree or equivalent post-Initial
I Teaching License are modified as follows:
(a) Admission to and completion
of a master’s degree or higher in education or in the arts and sciences from
a regionally accredited institution, or the foreign equivalent of such degrees approved
by the Commission, will satisfy the advanced professional development requirements
of the Professional Teaching License.
(b) Completion of thirty (30)
semester hours or forty-five (45) quarter hours of graduate coursework will be considered
“equivalent” to completion of a master’s degree.
(c) Effective July 1, 2015,
the requirement that “equivalent” graduate coursework must include equal
amounts of pedagogy; content; and electives [ten (10) semester or fifteen (15) quarter
graduate hours each] has been eliminated.
(6) Initial I Teaching Licenses
Based on a an MAT or Post-Baccalaureate Preparation Program Issued Between July
1, 2012 through June 30, 2015: First Renewal:
(a) Prior to the first renewal
of the Initial I Teaching License, applicants will be issued a new set of instructions
indicating the requirements that must be completed in order to obtain the Professional
Teaching License.
(b) Qualified applicants will
be issued an Initial I Teaching license which will be administratively renamed to
a Preliminary Teaching License after January 1, 2016.
(c) To qualify for first renewal
of the Initial I Teaching License, an applicant subject to this subsection must:
(A) Meet the previously advised
renewal requirements of 3 semester or 4.5 quarter hours (at least 90 professional
development units); or
(B) Meet the new Initial I Teaching
License renewal requirements as provided in OAR 584-060-0710.
(d) If the applicant does not
meet renewal requirements for either Initial I Teaching License renewal options,
the applicant may not renew the license. The applicant may apply to reinstate the
Initial I Teaching License upon completion of the renewal requirements in effect
at the time of application for reinstatement.
(e) Failure to complete renewal
requirements is not considered an eligible emergency for purposes of the Emergency
Teaching License.
(7) Initial I Teaching Licenses
Based on a Bachelor’s Degree Issued Between July 1, 2012 through June 30,
2015: First Renewal:
(a) Upon first renewal of the
Initial I Teaching License, applicants will be issued a new set of instructions
for the requirements that must be completed in order to obtain the Professional
Teaching License.
(b) Qualified applicants will
be issued an Initial I Teaching license which will be administratively renamed to
a Preliminary Teaching License after January 1, 2016.
(c) To qualify for first renewal
of the Initial I Teaching License, an applicant subject to this subsection must:
(A) Meet the previously advised
renewal requirements of 3 semester or 4.5 quarter hours (at least 90 professional
development units); or
(B) Meet the new Initial I Teaching
License renewal requirements as provided in OAR 584-060-0710.
(d) If the applicant does not
meet renewal requirements for either Initial I Teaching License renewal options,
the applicant may not renew the license. The applicant may apply to reinstate the
Initial I Teaching License upon completion of the renewal requirements in effect
at the time of application for reinstatement.
(e) Generally, failure to complete
renewal requirements is not considered an eligible emergency for purposes of the
Emergency Teaching License.
(8) Initial I Teaching Licenses
Based on a Bachelor’s Degree First Issued Between July 1, 2009 through June
30 2012: Second Renewal:
(a) Upon second and final renewal
of the Initial I Teaching License, applicants will be issued a new set of instructions
for the requirements that must be completed in order to obtain the Professional
Teaching License.
(b) Qualified applicants will
be issued an Initial I Teaching license which will be administratively renamed to
a Preliminary Teaching License after January 1, 2016.
(c) To qualify for second renewal
of the Initial I Teaching License, an applicant subject to this subsection must:
(A) Meet the previously advised
additional 3 semester or 4.5 quarter hours (at least 90 professional development
units); or
(B) Meet the new Initial I Teaching
License renewal requirements as provided in OAR 584-060-0710.
(d) If the applicant does not
meet renewal requirements for either Initial I Teaching License renewal options,
the applicant may not renew the license. The applicant may apply to reinstate the
Initial I Teaching License upon completion of the renewal requirements in effect
at the time of application for reinstatement.
(e) Generally, failure to complete
renewal requirements is not considered an eligible emergency for purposes of the
Emergency Teaching License.
(f) If an applicant is eligible
for the Professional Teaching License as provided in OAR 584-060-0715, the applicant
will be issued the Professional Teaching License.
(9) Initial I Teaching Licenses
Based on an MAT or Post-Baccalaureate Preparation Program Issued between July 1,
2009 through June 30, 2012:
(a) Qualified applicants who
have completed the advanced coursework requirements and the professional experience
requirement as previously advised by the Commission will be issued the Professional
Teaching License.
(b) To qualify for the Professional
Teaching License, applicants subject to this subsection must:
(A) Meet previously advised
advanced coursework requirement of six (6) semester or nine (9) quarter graduate
hours; or
(B) Meet the new requirements
for the Professional Teaching License as provided in OAR 584-060-0715. Under this
option, the applicant may use any qualifying coursework earned during the first
two terms of her or his Initial I Teaching License to satisfy the new advanced professional
development requirements.
(c) If an applicant is unable
to meet requirements for the Professional Teaching License provided in subsection
(9)(b) of this rule, the applicant will be issued a renewal of the Initial I Teaching
License.
(d) To qualify for the Professional
Teaching License, all applicants must meet the professional experience requirements
provided in OAR 584-060-0715, Professional Teaching License.
(10) Initial I Teaching Licenses
Based on a Bachelor’s Degree First Issued Between July 1, 2006 through June
30, 2009: No Further Renewals:
(a) Qualified applicants who
have completed the advanced coursework requirements as previously advised by the
Commission and the professional experience requirement will be issued the Professional
Teaching License;
(b) To qualify for the Professional
Teaching License, applicants subject to this subsection must:
(A) Meet previously advised
advanced master’s degree or equivalent coursework requirements for the Initial
II Teaching License as modified by subsection (5) of this rule; or
(B) Meet the new requirements
for the Professional Teaching License as provided in OAR 584-060-0715. Under this
option, the applicant may use any qualifying coursework earned during the first
two terms of her or his Initial I Teaching License to satisfy the new advanced professional
development requirements.
(c) If an applicant is unable
to meet requirements for the Professional Teaching License provided in subsection
(10)(b) of this rule, the applicant will be issued a renewal of the Initial I Teaching
License.
(d) To qualify for the Professional
Teaching License, all applicants must meet the professional experience requirements
provided in OAR 584-060-0715, Professional Teaching License.
(11) Initial II Teaching Licenses
Effective July 1, 2015 Effective July 1, 2015, the Initial II Teaching License will
no longer be issued. Qualified applicants who were issued the Initial II Teaching
License prior July 1, 2015 are subject to the following:
(a) Qualified applicants are
considered to have satisfied all advanced professional development requirements
provided in OAR 584-060-0715, Professional Teaching License;
(b) Qualified applicants who
have completed the teaching experience requirements provided in OAR 584-060-0715
will be issued the Professional Teaching License;
(c) Qualified applicants who
do not have sufficient teaching experience to meet the requirements for OAR 584-060-0715,
Professional Teaching License, will be issued a continuously renewable Initial I
Teaching License as provided in OAR 584-060-0710, Initial I Teaching License.
(d) On January 1, 2016, the
Initial I Teaching License will be administratively renamed to the Preliminary Teaching
License.
(12) Continuing Teaching Licenses.
(a) Effective March 1, 2014,
the Continuing Teaching License is no longer issued.
(b) Qualified Continuing Teaching
License holders will be issued a Professional Teaching License.
(13) Basic Teaching License
Renewals.
(a) Effective January 1, 2016,
the Basic Teaching License will no longer be issued.
(b) Qualified Basic Teaching
License holders that have not met the requirements for a Professional Teaching License,
may elect to obtain a Legacy Teaching License or may elect to obtain a Preliminary
Teaching License.
(c) A holder of a Basic Teaching
License may elect to obtain the Legacy Teaching license one time.
(d) If the Legacy Teaching License
lapses, applicants must choose and be eligible for another available teaching license
if they wish to reinstate a teaching license.
(e) A holder of a Basic Teaching
License who first selected the Preliminary Teaching License upon expiration of their
last Basic Teaching License, may elect one time to obtain the Legacy Teaching License.
(14) Standard Teaching License
Renewals.
(a) Effective January 1, 2016,
the Standard Teaching License will no longer be issued.
(b) Qualified Standard Teaching
License holders will be issued a Professional Teaching License.
(15) First Time Out of State
Applicants.
(a) Effective January 1, 2016,
the Initial Teaching License will no longer be issued.
(b) Qualified new out of state
applicants will be issued a Reciprocal Teaching License until such time as they
qualify for either a Preliminary Teaching License or a Professional Teaching License.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120
- 342.430, 342.455-342.495 & 342.553

Hist.: TSPC 6-2015(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 7-1-15 thru 12-27-15; TSPC 7-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-10-15
thru 12-27-15; TSPC 8-2015(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-20-15 thru 12-27-15

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