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Laws and Licensure

The rights and requirements of students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders are key components in an equitable educational system. State and federal legislation is enacted primarily to define these rights and provide clear explanations of expectations for all individuals with an invested interest in education.

State Laws and Statutes

The Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) and Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) make up the laws that govern PreK-16 education in Oregon. Access these rules and statutes in their entirety, or view selected sections.

All OARs for Education

All ORSs for Education

  • Chapter 326 (State Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Chapter 329 (Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement & Reform)
  • Chapter 336 (Conduct of Schools Generally
  • Chapter 339 (Attendance, Admission, Discipline, Safety)
  • Chapter 342 (Teachers and Other School Personnel)
  • Chapter 344 (Career and Professional Technical Education)

Child Abuse and Duty to Report

Teacher Standards and Practices

To teach in an Oregon state approved CTE program, the instructor must have an appropriate CTE license and/or endorsement, specific to the program career area. The Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs) governing CTE teacher licensure have been revised and adopted by the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) in 2010. Chapter 584 of the OARs includes those rules specific to TSPC. Division 42 is the section of OARs under TSPC regulation that outlines CTE Licenses and Endorsements.

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