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Oregon Administrative Rules
Chapter 584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

DIVISION 36
RULES FOR LICENSURE
Types of Licenses and Their Use in Public Schools
 
584-036-0015
Basic and Standard Teaching Licenses with Authorizations and Endorsements
(1) A Basic Teaching License is issued to an applicant who meets the requirements set forth in OAR 584-038-0005.
(a) It is valid for three years and may be renewed under conditions set forth in division 048.
 
(b) The endorsements are valid only for departmental assignments in elementary, middle, or junior high schools through grade nine if requirements leading to standard licensure are not met. To retain authorization for teaching in a high school, holders of subject matter endorsements must meet renewal requirements leading to standard licensure (See, division 40 for further information).
(2) A Standard Teaching License is issued to an applicant who meets the requirements set forth in OAR 584-040-0005. The Standard Teaching License is valid for five years and may be renewed. A Standard Teaching License is valid for the same assignments as a Basic Teaching License with similar authorizations and endorsements. In addition, the Standard Teaching License authorizes assignments in grades five through twelve or in preprimary through grade twelve for which a renewed Basic Teaching License may not provide authorization. These authorizations and endorsements are explained in the following sections.
 
(3) Grade level authorizations are stated on a Basic or Standard Teaching License as follows:
(a) Preprimary through nine;
 
(b) Preprimary through twelve;
 
(c) Grades five through nine in an elementary, middle, or junior high school; or
 
(d) Grades five through twelve.
(4) Assignments: Assignments which are permitted on Basic and Standard Teaching Licenses are stated as endorsements as follows:
(a) Elementary: An elementary subject matter endorsement issued after January 14, 1987 is valid for the self-contained classroom and for departmental assignments in preprimary through grade nine of an elementary, middle, or junior high school except assignments of .51 percent or more in:
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(B) Educational media;
 
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(F) Technology education;
 
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(J) Reading.
(b) An elementary endorsement issued on or before January 14, 1987, is valid for departmental assignments in mathematics in preprimary through grade nine of an elementary, middle, or junior high school regardless of the percentage of the mathematics assignment.
 
(c) The elementary endorsement is also valid for assignments in the high school in which the holder is teaching elementary basic skills as it relates to more than one of the following high school subject areas:
(A) Language arts;
 
(B) Social studies;
 
(C) Mathematics; or
 
(D) Reading.
(d) An elementary endorsement issued after January 15, 2001 in assignments of .51 FTE or more in English for Speakers of Other Languages requires the ESOL endorsement.
 
(e) Middle School endorsements: Middle school endorsements in language arts, social studies or science may be added to a Basic or Standard teaching license. These endorsements are valid to teach the subject in grades 5 through 9 in an elementary, middle or junior high school only.
 
(f) Subject matter endorsements valid in preprimary through 12: The following subject matter endorsements are valid for teaching in the subject area in grades preprimary through grade twelve:
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(F) Technology education;
 
(G) Library or educational media;
 
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(K) Reading.
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(8) Assignments in areas where the Commission does not issue an endorsement: Any Oregon teaching license is valid for assignment in areas in which the Commission has no endorsements, including but not limited to:
(a) Computer education;
 
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