584-310-0200 Special Education: Generalist
 
(1) Purpose:  A Special Education: Generalist endorsement indicates that an educator is qualified to teach prekindergarten to grade 12 assignments in Special Education: Generalist as provided by TSPC Licensure Guide for Special Education: Generalist.
(2) An educator is not authorized to teach in the endorsed area unless and until the endorsement is officially added to the license, except as authorized in OAR 584-060-0250 License for Conditional Assignment.
(3) Adding a Special Education: Generalist to Existing Preliminary, Professional or Distinguished Teacher Leader Teaching License:  To be eligible to add a Special Education: Generalist endorsement to an existing Initial II, Preliminary, Professional or Distinguished Teacher Leader teaching license, an applicant must:
(a) Complete a Commission-approved Special Education: Generalist preparation program as provided in subsection (4) of this rule;
(b) At least fifty percent (50%) of the Special Education: Generalist coursework must have been completed within five years prior to the date of application for the endorsement; and 
(c) Submit a complete and correct application to obtain the endorsement in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-036-0055.
Adding the endorsement at the time of renewal will not require an additional cost to the licensure renewal process.
(4) Requirements for Commission-Approved Program:  To be eligible as a Commission-approved program, a Special Education: Generalist preparation program must: 
(a) Meet the standards as provided in OAR 584-018-0161 Knowledge, Skills and Competencies for the Special Education Endorsement;
(b) Include content courses and pedagogy courses especially designed to ensure that the educator is able to provide high quality reading instruction that enables pupils to meet or exceed third-grade reading standards adopted by the State Board of Education to become proficient readers by the end of the third grade;
(c) Include instruction on dyslexia that is consistent with the knowledge and practice standards of an international organization on dyslexia;
(d) Require student passage of the Commission’s required test for Special Education: Generalist; and
(e) Provide supervised field experience as a Special Education: Generalist teacher.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 342.232
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