Twenty-First Century Administrative Licenses

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Published: 2015

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DIVISION 80
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSES

584-080-0001
Purpose
(1) These rules establish an administrator licensure program that is designed to strengthen Oregon educational leadership. Specifically, Oregon licensed administrators will be instructional leaders with the knowledge, skills and abilities to close the achievement gap, implement visionary literacy programs and demonstrate exemplary instructional leadership. Oregon administrators will be leaders in demonstrating culturally competent strategies to ensure an equitable education for every Oregon student. Oregon-approved programs and licensure have the following characteristics:
(2) The administrator licensure standards are designed to recognize the developmental levels of students;
(3) The Initial Administrator License requires at least three years of properly assigned licensed experience in public schools, regionally accredited private schools, registered private schools or other federal or state-regulated schools. Additionally, programs for the Initial Administrator License will emphasize a school-level context.
(4) The Continuing Administrator License requires demonstrated competency in a broad spectrum of Oregon-specific administrator skills and experience at both the building and district levels. Additionally, programs for the Continuing Administrator License will emphasize a district level context.
(5) Continuing professional development is integral to continuous administrator licensure.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 232

Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06
584-080-0002
Definitions for Division 80
(1) “All Grade Levels:” Grades prekindergarten through 12 (prek-12).
(2) "Application:" A request for an Oregon license authorizing service in public schools or a request for reinstatement or renewal of such license. As used in these rules, "application" includes the Application Form, C-1, the fee, and all supporting documents necessary for the evaluation for the license. A copy of the C-1 can be found on TSPC's Web page at: www.tspc.state.or.us.
(3) "Appropriately Assigned:" Assignments for administrator, teacher, supervisor, school counselor, school psychologist, or school nurse duties for which the person involved holds the proper license, endorsements and authorizations. See OAR 584-036-0081.
(4) "Approved Institution:" A U.S. regionally accredited institution of higher education approved to prepare licensed personnel by a U.S. governmental jurisdiction in which the institution is located. See definition of "Regional Accrediting Associations" at OAR 584-005-0005.
(5) "Approved Programs:" An Oregon program of educator preparation leading to licensure approved by TSPC and offered by a regionally accredited Oregon institution. As it applies to out-of-state programs, a program approved by the licensure body of any U.S. governmental jurisdiction authorized to approve educator preparation programs.
(6) "Completion of Approved Program:" The applicant has met the institution's academic requirements and any additional state or federal requirements and has obtained the institution's recommendation for licensure.
(7) "Out of State Licenses or Certificates:" A license or certificate valid for full-time employment which is at least equivalent to the Oregon license being requested and is issued by one of the United States, a U.S. jurisdiction (American Samoa, Commonwealth of Northern Marianas, District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands), or the U.S. Department of Defense.
(8) "Personal Qualifications:" Personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen (18) years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as an educator.
(9) "Regional Accrediting Associations:" Colleges and universities approved for teacher education must be accredited by the appropriate regional association at the time the degree or program is completed. The regional associations are: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges; or Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
(10) "Renewal:" Extension of validity of a current license. An application for renewal must be submitted prior to the expiration date stated on the license.
(11) "Teacher:" Includes all licensed employees in the public schools or employed by an education service district who have direct responsibility for instruction, coordination of educational programs or supervision or evaluation of teachers and who are compensated for their services from public funds. "Teacher" does not include a school nurse as defined in ORS 342.455.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 342.232

Hist.: TSPC 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09
584-080-0005
Effective Date and Supersedure
Effective January 15, 1999, licenses for administrators will be issued under the rules set forth in this division, which supersedes divisions preceding OAR 584-060 in case of conflict.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 232

Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99
584-080-0008
Scope of Administrator Licenses and
Registrations
The Initial, Continuing or Transitional
administrator license or Charter School Administrator Registration authorizes the
holder to perform duties as follows:
(1) An administrator license
or registration is required to:
(a) Evaluate licensed personnel;
(b) Discipline licensed personnel;
or
(c) Authorize out-of-school
suspension or expulsion of students.
(2) An administrator license
or registration is not required to:
(a) Prepare evaluation materials
of licensed personnel, if a licensed administrator has responsibility for completing
the evaluations;
(b) Evaluate coaching staff,
if a licensed or registered administrator has final responsibility for the coaching
staff evaluations;
(c) Recruit licensed, registered
or classified staff;
(d) Supervise, evaluate, or
discipline classified staff; or
(e) Authorize expenditure of
funds, if expenditures are made according to approved district and school-wide plans.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120
- 342.430 & 342.455 - 342.495; 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 6-2011, f. 8-15-11,
cert. ef. 9-1-11; TSPC 1-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14 thru 9-10-14; TSPC
5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14
584-080-0012
Initial Administrator License (IAL)
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete
application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant
may be granted an Initial Administrator License.
(2) The Initial Administrator
License is valid for three (3) years and may be renewed under the conditions set
forth in subsections below.
(3) The Initial Administrator
License is valid for school administration at all age or grade levels in any administrative
position. This license is also valid for substitute teaching at any level in any
specialty.
(4) To be eligible for an Initial
Administrator License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following provisions
within this subsection. The applicant must:
(a) Educator Fitness: Possess
the personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen
(18) years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health
necessary for employment as an educator;
(b) Licensed Experience: Have
three (3) academic years of experience as a full-time licensed educator on any license
appropriate for the assignment in:
(A) A public school or regionally
accredited private school in any state or other U.S. jurisdiction; or
(B) In one or more of the following
schools in Oregon:
(i) An education service district
school;
(ii) A state-operated or state-supported
school;
(iii) A federal school;
(iv) A private elementary or
secondary school registered by the state Department of Education; or
(v) A private proprietary career
school licensed by the superintendent of public instruction.
(c) Master's Degree: Hold a
master's or higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the
professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the
foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission, together with an equally
accredited bachelor's degree;
(d)(A) Approved Administrator
Program: Complete, as part of the master's degree or separately, an initial graduate
program in school administration at an institution approved for administrator education;
(B) A candidate for initial
licensure who has completed an administrator preparation program outside the state
of Oregon must:
(i) Have completed at least
eighteen (18) semester hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours of graduate credit
in school administration or educational leadership; and
(ii) Receive a passing score
on tests of knowledge of Oregon school law and finance at the conclusion of or in
lieu of a course or courses approved by the commission.
(e) Civil Rights: Obtain a passing
score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights
laws and professional ethics. An emergency license will be issued for ninety (90)
days during which time the applicant must complete the civil rights requirement;
and
(f) Fingerprints: Furnish fingerprints
in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to
the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application.
(See OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)
(5) Renewal: The Initial Administrator
License may be renewed up to two (2) times if the applicant makes progress or has
made progress toward completion of the Continuing Administrator License by completing
at least six (6) semester hours or nine (9) quarter hours of academic credit in
an state approved administrative licensure preparation program or its equivalent
upon each renewal application. A transcript of the completed coursework is required
for renewal.
(6) Reinstatement for Administrator
Experience: An applicant may reinstate an expired Initial Administrator License
for one (1) three-year period for the purposes of completing the administrative
experience requirements for the Continuing Administrator License under the following
conditions:
(a) The applicant has completed
all requirements for the CAL except for the administrative experience required;
(b) The application includes
a request from a district for reinstatement.
(7) Superintendency on the Initial
Administrative License: The Continuing Administrator Licensure program or the equivalent
graduate hours in an approved administrator preparation program must be completed
within the three (3) years following the next renewal of the Initial Administrator
License if the holder of an Initial Administrator License takes a position as a
superintendent in Oregon at any time within the life of the Initial Administrator
License.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120,
342.147 & 342.165
Hist.: TSPC 10-2006(Temp),
f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06;
TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09
thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 4-2010, f. & cert.
ef. 7-15-10; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14; TSPC 5-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 8-5-14
584-080-0022
Continuing Administrator License (CAL)
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete
application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant
shall be granted a Continuing Administrator License.
(2) The Continuing Administrator
License is issued for five (5) years and is renewable repeatedly under conditions
specified below.
(3) The Continuing Administrator
License is valid for school administration at all age or grade levels in any position
and for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.
(4) To be eligible for a Continuing
Administrator License, an applicant must satisfy all of the following provisions
within this subsection. The applicant must:
(a) Educator Fitness: Possess
the personal qualifications for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen
(18) years of age and possessing good moral character and mental and physical health
necessary for employment as an educator;
(b) Master's Degree: Hold a
master's degree or higher;
(c) Program of Advanced Competency:
Complete beyond both the master's degree and beyond the initial graduate program
in school administration, an advanced program in administrative competencies consisting
of at least eighteen (18) semester hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours of graduate
credit or the equivalent.
(A) Advanced Program Waiver:
Exceptionally, the applicant may qualify for waiver of the advanced institutional
program or the assessment of advanced competencies by having a regionally accredited
doctor's degree in school administration or educational leadership;
(B) Out-of-State Advanced Program:
(i) If the eighteen (18) semester
hours or twenty-seven (27) quarter hours beyond the master's degree, required in
subsection (c) above, was completed out-of-state, no additional validation will
be required so long as the applicant also has five (5) years of administrative experience
on any unrestricted out-of-state administrator license or an Oregon license appropriate
for the assignment.
(ii) The out-of-state experience
may be cumulative and need not be continuous in one state.
(iii) If the applicant does
not have five (5) years of administrative experience, the advanced program will
be evaluated by the Commission to determine equivalency. The evaluation will be
based upon an established rubric representing the equivalent programs offered by
Oregon approved administrator preparation programs.
(iv) After TSPC evaluation,
additional coursework may be required to acquire the Continuing Administrator License.
(d) Fingerprints: Furnish fingerprints
in the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to
the character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application.
(See OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.); and
(e) Civil Rights: A passing
score on a test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional
ethics. An emergency license will be issued for ninety (90) days during which time
the applicant must complete the civil rights requirement; and
(f) Experience on an Administrative
License: Have three (3) years of one-half time or more experience on any administrator
license appropriate for the assignment in a public or accredited private school
setting.
(5) The Continuing Administrator
License may be renewed for five (5) years upon completion of professional development
pursuant to OAR 584 division 90.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120,
342.147 & 342.165
Hist.: TSPC 10-2006(Temp),
f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-22-06;
TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09
thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert.
ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 2-2014, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-14
584-080-0031
Distinguished Administrator License
(1) Upon filing
a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission,
a qualified applicant may be granted a Distinguished Administrator License.
(2) The Distinguished
Administrator License is issued for five years and is renewable repeatedly under
conditions specified below.
(3) The Distinguished
Administrator License is voluntary and is valid for school administration at all
age or grade levels in any position and for substitute teaching at any level in
any specialty.
(4) To be
eligible for a Distinguished Administrator License, an applicant must have:
(a) Completed,
beyond the advanced administrator program specified in OAR 584-080-0022 an advanced
education leadership or school administration program consisting of at least 12
semester hours or 18 quarter hours of graduate credit or the equivalent; or in the
alternative, hold a regionally accredited doctor's degree in school administration
or educational leadership.
(A) Completion
of the advanced program must be verified by the institution offering the program
or through official transcripts.
(B) Doctorates
in programs other than school administration or educational leadership do not qualify
for this license.
(b) Five
years of full time experience on a Standard, Initial, Continuing, Transitional or
out-of-state administrative license valid for the assignment functioning as a superintendent
in a public school district, education service district, or regionally accredited
private school system; and
(c) Have
obtained a passing score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon
civil rights and professional ethics.
(5) The Distinguished
Administrator License may be renewed for five years upon completion of continuing
professional development pursuant to OAR 584-090.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
342

Stats. Implemented:
ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533

Hist.: TSPC
4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 4-2001, f. & cert. ef. 9-21-01; TSPC
10-2006(Temp), f. 6-15-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-27-06; TSPC 13-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 11-22-06; TSPC 8-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09; TSPC 5-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-5-09;
TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10,
cert. ef. 1-1-11; TPSC 10-2012, f. & cert. ef. 11-19-12
584-080-0090 [Renumbered to 584-080-0051]
584-080-0110 [Renumbered to 584-080-0052]
584-080-0151
Transitional Administrator
License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants
(1) Upon filing a correct and
complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified
applicant who has never been licensed in Oregon as an administrator may be granted
a Transitional Administrator License.
(2)(a) The Transitional Administrator
License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable. At that time, the educator
must qualify for an Initial or a Continuing Administrator License. Under significant
extenuating circumstances, additional time may be allowed, as described below in
section (5) of this rule.
(b) The educator must qualify
for a Continuing Administrator License upon expiration of six (6) years following
the date the Transitional Administrator License was first issued.
(3) The Transitional Administrator
License is valid for:
(a) Administration at all levels
(principal or superintendent); and
(b) Substitute administration
at all age or grade levels; and it is also valid for substitute
(c) Substitute teaching at any
level in any specialty. Note: An active teaching license is required for any teaching
beyond substituting.
(4) To be eligible for a Transitional
Administrator License, the applicant must:
(a) Possess the personal qualifications
for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen years of age and possessing
good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as
an educator;
(b) Hold a master's or higher
degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a
regionally accredited institution in the United States or approved foreign equivalent;
(c) Hold a non-provisional state
license for school administration; and
(d) Furnish fingerprints in
the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the
character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See
also, OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)
(5) If significant extenuating
circumstances prevent the educator from completing these requirements prior to the
expiration of the Transitional Administrator License an Emergency Administrator
License may be issued, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director. Evidence
of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to the Executive Director, who
then determines if and for how long an emergency license should be issued as needed
to protect the district’s programs or students.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

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

Hist.: TSPC 3-1999, f. &
cert. ef. 7-15-99; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 2-2007, f. &
cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08;TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2011,
f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12
584-080-0152
Transitional Superintendent
License for First Time Out-of-State Applicants
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete
application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant
who has never been licensed in Oregon as an administrator may be granted a Transitional
Superintendent License.
(2) The Transitional Superintendent
License is issued for eighteen months and is not renewable. At that time, the educator
must qualify for a Continuing Administrator License. Under significant extenuating
circumstances, additional time may be allowed, as described below in section (7)
of this rule.
(3) The Transitional Superintendent
License is valid for:
(a) The position of superintendent
when issued to a person who has been a superintendent on regular assignment and
license in any state; and
(b) Substitute teaching at any
level in any specialty.
(4) To be eligible for a Transitional
Superintendent License, the applicant must:
(a) Possess the personal qualifications
for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen years of age and possessing
good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as
an educator;
(b) Hold a master's degree or
higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions
from a regionally accredited institution;
(c) Have been employed as a
superintendent for five years or more in any state on a license valid for the assignment
before holding an Oregon license;
(d) Hold a valid superintendent's
license from that state based upon completion of an approved program; and
(e) Furnish fingerprints in
the manner prescribed by the Commission and provide satisfactory responses to the
character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See
OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)
(5) While holding this license,
an applicant must complete:
(a) An Oregon school law and
finance class; and
(b) Obtain a passing score on
a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional
ethics.
(6) Upon completion of the requirements
in section (5) above, in addition to three consecutive years of full-time experience
as a superintendent, the applicant qualifies for a Continuing Administrator License
as defined in OAR 584-080-0022.
(7) If extenuating circumstances
prevent the educator from completing these requirements prior to the expiration
of the Transitional Superintendent License, an Emergency Administrator License may
be issued, at the sole discretion of the Executive Director as provided in ORS 584-080-0171.
Evidence of the extenuating circumstances must be presented to the Executive Director,
who then determines if and for how long an emergency license should be issued as
needed to protect the district’s programs or students.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120
- 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TPSC 3-2001, f. &
cert. ef. 6-21-01; TSPC 5-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-13-01; TSPC 2-2007, f. &
cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 8-2009, f. &
cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-11; TSPC 5-2012, f. &
cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-15
584-080-0153
Restricted Administrator License
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete
joint application with a co-applicant employing school district in form and manner
prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Restricted
Administrator License.
(2) The Restricted Administrator
License is valid for regular or substitute administration at all age or grade levels
and is restricted to the district from which the co-application is received.
(3) The Restricted Administrator
License is not valid for substitute teaching at any level in any specialty.
(4)(a)The Restricted Administrator
License is issued jointly to an applicant and a district.
(b) The Restricted Administrator
License will be issued for up to one year and may be renewed two times. The license
will expire on June 30 of the academic year following issuance of the license.
(c) Upon expiration of the Restricted
Administrator License following the second renewal period, the educator must qualify
for the Initial I Administrator License.
(5) To be eligible for a Restricted
Administrator License, the applicant must have all of the following:
(a) Possess the personal qualifications
for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen years of age and possessing
good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as
an educator;
(b) Hold a master's degree or
higher from a regionally-accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;
(c) Obtain a passing score on
a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional
ethics;
(d) Furnish fingerprints in
the manner prescribed by the Commission and provide satisfactory responses to the
character questions contained in the Commission’s licensure application. (See
OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement);
(e) Submit a letter from the
employing district describing the particular need in relation to the applicant's
administrator qualifications. The district must agree to provide a mentor and identify
that mentor in the letter of application. The district must attest that circumstances
prevent hiring a suitable administrator holding an unrestricted full-time license
appropriate for the assignment to be filled;
(f) Submit official transcripts,
and any other evidence required by the Commission as proof of substantial completion
of academic preparation or substantial administrative work experience; and
(g) Have never held any type
of Restricted Administrator License.
(6) Restricted Administrator
Licenses will be subject to special renewal conditions:
(a) First Renewal: The applicant
must submit:
(A) A C-1 application and renewal
fees;
(B) A letter of support from
the co-applicant district; and
(C) Proof of admission and enrollment
or proof of pending enrollment into a program for administrative licensure. The
administrator licensure program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR
chapter 584, division 52.
(b) Second Renewal: The applicant
must submit:
(A) A C-1 application and renewal
fees;
(B) A letter of support from
the co-applicant district; and
(C) Evidence the educator has
completed more than 50 percent of the program to complete administrative licensure
requirements. The completion of more than 50 percent of the program must be verified
by the educator preparation program in which the educator is enrolled. The administrator
licensure program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR chapter 584,
division 52.
(c) In most cases, an Emergency
Administrator License will expire on June 30 of the academic year in which the license
was granted regardless of the term for licensure. Extending the license beyond
the June 30 expiration date is at the discretion of the Executive Director after
considering all extenuating circumstances.
(d) Renewal under these conditions
is not subject to the 120-day grace period and must be submitted sufficiently in
advance of the license expiration date to ensure continuity of licensure. Failure
to submit a timely application is grounds for denial of a renewal pursuant to this
subsection and may be grounds for discipline under OAR 584-020-0040 if the educator
continues to teach without a valid license.
(e) The Executive Director may
deny the application for renewal of the license upon failure to show progress in
the licensure program needed for the next stage license.
(7) Upon expiration of the Restricted
Administrator License, recipients of this license must meet all the requirements
of the Initial Administrator License for which they may apply at any time or qualify
for an Emergency Administrator License under the provisions provided below.
(8) Emergency Administrator
License:
(a) When the Executive Director
determines that extenuating circumstances have prevented the applicant from completing
requirements for an Initial or Continuing Administrator License, within three years,
an extension for up to one year may be issued upon joint application from an educator
and the employing district, but will be issued for the shortest amount of time needed
to take care of the extenuating circumstances.
(b) The applicant must meet
the requirements for an Emergency Administrator License set forth in OAR 584-080-0171
and provide an explanation of the circumstances which make the request necessary.
The co-applicant district must ensure that the applicant will meet all requirements
for the Initial I Administrator License upon expiration of the Emergency Administrator
License issued pursuant to this subsection.
(9) The Restricted Administrator
License is not transferable to another district. However, another district may co-apply
for a Restricted Administrator License for any time remaining in the three years
from the date the first Restricted Administrator License was issued. A C-1 application
and full fee must accompany the request.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120
- 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 2-2007, f. &
cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 8-2009, f. &
cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC 3-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-2-10; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f.
& cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11;
TSPC 9-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-14
584-080-0161
Exceptional Administrator License
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete
application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, an unconventionally
qualified applicant may be granted an Exceptional Administrator License at the sole
discretion of the commission as permitted under ORS 342.200.
(2) The Exceptional Administrator
License is issued for three years and renewable under conditions that the Executive
Director may specify, is valid only for a designated position with a job description
approved by the Executive Director.
(3) To be eligible for an Exceptional
Administrator License the applicant must:
(a) Possess the personal qualifications
for licensure including attainment of at least eighteen years of age and possessing
good moral character and mental and physical health necessary for employment as
an educator;
(b) Hold a master's or higher
degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a
regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;
(c) Demonstrate extraordinary
professional experience that compensates for lack of experience in prekindergarten-12
schools;
(d) Submit a letter from the
district consistent with subsection (5) below;
(e) Submit a recent résumé
or curriculum vitae;
(f) Obtain a passing score on
a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional
ethics; and
(g) Furnish fingerprints in
the manner prescribed by the commission and provide satisfactory responses to the
character questions contained in the commission’s licensure application. (See,
OAR 584-036-0062 for Criminal Records Check Requirement.)
(4) The Exceptional Administrator
License is valid for the position for which the district requested licensure so
long as the position does not require supervising or evaluating teachers or working
directly with students in Oregon public schools.
(5) The Exceptional Administrator
License will be restricted to use in a district that has applied for it jointly
with the administrator. Upon application, the district’s superintendent or
board chair must:
(a) Submit a letter that describes
the district’s particular need in relation to the co-applicant administrator's
qualifications as summarized on the submitted résumé;
(b) Attest that no suitable
candidate with any unrestricted administrator license is comparably qualified and
available for the role to be filled; and
(c) Attests that the administrator
will not be supervising or evaluating teachers or working directly with children.
(6) The Exceptional Administrator
License may be renewed upon:
(a) Evidence of district support
for the renewal; and
(b) A statement by the district
that the administrator’s position has not changed since the license was requested
or last renewed; and
(c) Continuing professional
development in accordance with OAR 584-090.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120—342.430,
342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 3-1999, f. &
cert. ef. 7-15-99; TSPC 2-2007, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-07; TSPC 7-2008, f. &
cert. ef. 8-20-08; TSPC 3-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 11-11-09;
Administrative correction 11-19-09; TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09; TSPC
5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10,
cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 4-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12; TSPC 3-2013, f. &
cert. ef. 8-19-13
584-080-0171
Emergency Administrator License
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete
application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant
and a co-applicant district may be granted an Emergency Administrator License. An
Emergency Administrator License may be issued when a school district demonstrates
extenuating circumstances that merit the issuance of the license in order to protect
the district's programs or students.
(2) The Emergency Administrator
License shall be issued solely at the discretion of the Executive Director for any
length of time deemed necessary to protect the district's programs or students.
(a) In most cases, an Emergency
Administrator License will not exceed one year unless the educator or the district
has presented unusual extenuating circumstances.
(b) The Executive Director may
consider efforts the educator has made in meeting licensure requirements. Additionally,
the Executive Director will consider academic preparation or experience the proposed
educator has had in the area in which the district is requesting the license.
(c) Generally, failure to meet
renewal requirements does not constitute an emergency or extenuating circumstances.
(d) In most cases, an Emergency
Administrator License will expire on June 30 of the academic year in which the license
was granted regardless of the term for licensure. Extending the license beyond
the June 30 expiration date is at the discretion of the Executive Director after
considering all extenuating circumstances.
(3) To be eligible for the Emergency
Administrator License an applicant and co-applicant district must provide the following:
(a) C-1 application;
(b) All licensure fees, including
possible late fees and expedited service fee if appropriate;
(c) Fingerprints furnished in
the manner prescribed by the Commission if the applicant has not been fingerprinted
or has not held an active license issued by the Commission in the past three years;
(d) A letter from the district
detailing the extenuating circumstances constituting the emergency and the applicant’s
unique skills qualifying her or him for the license. The letter should include a
request for the least amount of time necessary to meet the emergency needs of the
district; and
(e) An applicant may be asked
to provide a resume, official transcripts or other evidence of qualifications if
requested by the Executive Director.
(4)(a) The Emergency Administrator
License is not subject to the 120 days allowed for licensure renewal purposes under
ORS 342.127(4). A new application and fee is required for the license the applicant
must qualify for once the Emergency License has expired.
(b) It is the applicant’s
responsibility to apply for the subsequent license in a timely manner in order to
ensure that the applicant remains licensed.
(5) Applications not eligible
for emergency licensure requests include:
(a) Renewal applications within
the 120 days grace period;
(b) New Oregon Applicants eligible
for Fast-Track processing pursuant to OAR 584-010-0090; or
(c) Applications that include
requests for Emergency Administrator Licenses due to the applicant’s failure
to meet renewal or upgrade requirements such as required coursework or continuing
professional development.
(6) The Commission may limit
the number of applications from an employing district to a maximum of one hundred
(100) in any two-day period.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342.125
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120
- 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: TSPC 8-2004(Temp),
f. & cert. ef. 9-10-04 thru 3-9-05; Suspended by TSPC 9-2004(Temp), f. &
cert. ef. 9-5-04 thru 3-9-05; TSPC 10-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-20-04 thru
3-1-05; TSPC 1-2005, f. & cert. ef. 1-21-05; TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef.
8-15-07; TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10; TSPC 9-2010,
f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; TSPC 8-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-10-14 thru
5-8-15; TSPC 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-15

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