584-310-0210 Special Education: Early Intervention
 
(1) Purpose:  A Special Education: Early Intervention endorsement indicates that an educator is qualified to teach prekindergarten to grade 12 assignments in Special Education: Early Intervention as provided by TSPC Licensure Guide for Special Education: Early Intervention.
(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: Early Intervention to Existing Preliminary, Professional or Distinguished Teacher Leader Teaching License:  To be eligible to add a Special Education: Early Intervention endorsement to an existing Initial II, Preliminary, Professional or Distinguished Teacher Leader teaching license, an applicant must:
(a) Complete a Commission-approved Special Education: Early Intervention preparation program as provided in subsection (4) of this rule;
(b) At least fifty percent (50%) of the Special Education: Early Intervention 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: Early Intervention 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: Early Intervention; and
(e) Provide supervised field experience as a Special Education: Early Intervention teacher.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 342.232
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