TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION
 
DIVISION 210
TEACHING LICENCES
584-210-0010
Purpose of Oregon Teaching Licenses
(1) These rules establish a licensure structure that defines the requirements to teach in Oregon public schools pursuant to ORS 342.120 to 342.232.
(2) The grade levels of licensure align with developmental levels of students and provide assignment flexibility for the 21st Century Classroom. Allowing assignment across all grades in a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 teaching environment based on subject-matter expertise provides the best opportunity for implementation of personalized teaching and proficiency-based education models for Oregon students.
(3) The Commission’s teaching licensure standards affirm the dignity and worth of all students and strive to ensure students from diverse economic, ability, cultural and ethnic backgrounds are provided all opportunities to achieve subject-matter proficiency for optimal college and career readiness.
(4) Oregon's licensure structure embraces and recognizes the value and worth of the professional educator. Professional teachers will direct their long-term career goals and choose the appropriate route to professional licensure.
(5) Oregon’s licensure structure supports the growth and achievement of every Oregon 0-20 public school student. Honoring and celebrating the dignity and worth of our multicultural student population is a key centerpiece to Oregon’s education enterprise and professional preparation.
(6) The preliminary and professional teaching licensure standards are based on the 2011 Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium Model Core Teaching standards.
(7) The Teacher Leader License is designed to recognize measured milestones in an accomplished professional educator’s career, including but not limited to: National Board Certification, Teacher Leader development, Beginning Teacher Mentoring, advanced educational coursework and demonstration of advanced teaching proficiencies.
(8) Oregon’s licensure regulations embrace the concept of interstate reciprocity and recognizes the value of previous competency, as reflected through another state’s teaching preparation standards and non-provisional teaching licenses.
(9) Professional development is integral to the professional educator’s career development. Professional development is required at all stages of professional licensure renewal.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16
584-210-0020
Scope and Responsibilities of Teachers of Record
(1) A teacher of record performs one or more of the following tasks: plans instruction, establishes a classroom climate conducive to learning, implements plans for instruction, evaluates student achievement, and appropriately directs instructional assistants.
(2) Plans for Instruction. Examples of planning include, but are not limited to:
(a) Selects or writes learning goals that are based upon district objectives, Oregon Board of Education directives, and the physical, mental and emotional maturity of the students;
(b) Determines the current achievement level of each student with respect to the learning goals;
(c) Establishes objectives for a unit of instruction, formulates daily lessons and evaluates students' attainment of learning goals;
(d) Adapts appropriate unit and lesson plans for exceptional learners and for students from varying cultural, social, and linguistic backgrounds;
(e) Selects and organizes instructional materials and equipment for the units of instruction;
(f) Designs culturally responsive instructional activities for all students to achieve unit and lesson objectives; and
(g) Estimates the time required for direct instruction, students' practice and application, and evaluation of student learning.
(3) Establishes a classroom climate conducive to learning by all students. Examples of establishing conducive climate include, but are not limited to:
(a) Communicates classroom rules and behavioral expectations based upon the level of development of students and laws governing student rights and responsibilities;
(b) Applies principles of inclusivity, equity, racial justice, and least restrictive environment as appropriate for students;
(c) Recognizes the effects of the physical, social, and emotional climate of the students' homes, living arrangements and community on student motivation and behavior;
(d) Encourages appropriate behavior and provides meaningful reinforcement when it occurs;
(e) Monitors student conduct and takes appropriate action when misbehavior occurs, ensuring student safety and emotional well-being;
(f) Interacts thoughtfully, professionally and courteously with students, colleagues, and parents and resolves conflicts in an unbiased and equitable manner;
(g) Uses classroom time effectively to provide maximum time on learning tasks;
(h) Manages instructional transitions; and
(i) Coordinates the use of parent volunteers, student assistants, and other support personnel to achieve instructional objectives.
(4) Implements Plans for Instruction. Examples of instruction include, but are not limited to:
(a) Organizes students to engage in planned learning activities;
(b) Communicates learning outcomes to be achieved and focuses student interest on tasks to be accomplished;
(c) Provides instruction using a variety of instructional techniques to achieve planned objectives;
(d) Monitors the effectiveness of learning activities and modifies the pace and content of instruction as needed to achieve unit and lesson objectives; and
(e) Uses techniques that promote critical thinking and problem-solving and that encourage divergent as well as convergent thinking.
(5) Evaluates Student Achievement. Examples of evaluation include, but are not limited to:
(a) Selects and uses tests, observation, student interviews, and other formal and informal assessments to determine the extent to which each student has achieved the objectives of the lesson and unit of instruction;
(b) Grades and records students' progress, prepares anecdotal records, and reports achievement to students and parents;
(c) Summarizes the data on student achievement in relationship to instructional objectives;
(d) Uses data on student achievement to refine curriculum objectives and plan further instruction; and
(e) Documents teaching effectiveness through assembling and analyzing samples of students' work.
(6) Directs Instructional Assistants. Examples of directing instructional assistants include, but are not limited to:
(a) Delegates specific instructional tasks to be performed for individual students or groups of students, in accordance with the skills and abilities of each instructional assistant;
(b) Trains the assistant in the instructional tasks to be performed under the teacher's supervision;
(c) Supervises and assesses the performance of delegated instructional tasks and adjusts delegated tasks as necessary; and
(d) Assumes full accountability for effectiveness and safety of tasks delegated to instructional assistants.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16 
584-210-0030
Preliminary Teaching License
(1) Purpose of the License: The Preliminary Teaching License qualifies its holder to teach in prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school districts, education service districts, and charter school assignments. The Preliminary Teaching License is issued to new teachers who have successfully completed an Oregon teacher preparation program or who have entered the state as a licensed beginning teacher. The Preliminary Teaching License signifies that the educator is a novice teacher who has not met the advanced competencies and experience requirements necessary to meet the qualifications of the Professional Teaching License.
(2) Term of Licensure: The Preliminary Teaching License is valid for three years and is renewable as provided in subsection (7) of this rule. The license may be renewed continuously until the applicant has met both the advanced competencies and experience requirements for the Professional Teaching License. The date of the first expiration of the license is three years from the date of issue plus time until the applicant’s birthday.
(3) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Preliminary Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept:
(a) Any instructional assignment from prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the subject-matter endorsement(s) on the Preliminary Teaching License. The scope of the endorsement shall be determined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) course codes associated with the endorsement as provided by the TSPC Licensure Guide; and
(b) Any substitute teaching assignments.
(4) Recency of Oregon Teacher Preparation: The Commission requires Oregon-prepared applicant for the Preliminary Teaching License to have recent teacher preparation in accordance with the following provisions:
(a) If the applicant completed an Oregon teacher preparation program within the six years preceding their first application for licensure, there are no additional recency requirements to qualify for the Preliminary Teaching License.
(b) If the applicant completed an Oregon teacher preparation more than six years prior to their first application for licensure, the applicant must submit:
(A) A recent passing score on the content test of knowledge for each endorsement the applicant is seeking to hold on their license. A passing score is recent if it has been obtained within the two years immediately preceding the application for licensure; and
(B) Evidence of completion of a pedagogy course. The pedagogy course must:
(i) Include the word pedagogy or methods in the course title or be acceptable to the Commission upon evaluation of course syllabi or other evidence;
(ii) Be at least three quarter hours or two semester hours;
(iii) Be related to the subject-matter endorsement area requested for the license;
(iv) Include official verification that the course was passed within the two years immediately preceding the application for the Preliminary Teaching License; and
(v) Be verified by official sealed transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university.
(c) The Executive Director, or Director of Licensure, may accept alternative evidence of recent practice or professional development if the Executive Director, or Director of Licensure, determines the evidence sufficiently addresses the need for recent engagement in the content knowledge and pedagogy required for the Preliminary Teaching License.
(d) The recency requirements provided in this subsection do not apply to applicants moving from a Reciprocal Teaching License to a Preliminary Teaching License or to qualified out-of-state licensed applicants moving directly to the Preliminary Teaching License.
(5) Out-of-state applicants:  An out-of-state applicant may apply for the Preliminary Teaching License If the applicant:
(a) Holds a valid and active non-provisional teaching license from another National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction;
(b) Meets the requirements for the Preliminary Teaching License provided in this rule; and
(c) Meets the requirements for the Reciprocal Teaching License provided in OAR 584-210-0060.
(6) To be eligible to apply for a Preliminary Teaching License, an 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 bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission. A master's degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree for licensure purposes;
(c) (A) Provide evidence of admission to and completion of an Oregon Preliminary Teaching License preparation program approved by the Commission; or
(B) Provide evidence of completion of a teaching preparation program as provided in OAR 584-210-0060(8)(Reciprocal Teaching License) if applying from out-of-state;
(d) Obtain a passing score as currently specified by the Commission on each of one or more tests of subject mastery for subject-matter endorsement or otherwise complete endorsement requirements established by the Commission;
(e) Meet the recency of preparation requirements as provided in subsection (4) of this rule;
(f) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics;
(g) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(h) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(7) To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Preliminary Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Complete 75 advanced professional development units as provided in OAR 584-200-0040 Professional Teaching License and OAR 584-255-0010 Professional Development Requirements; or
(b) Complete 75 continuing professional development units as provided in OAR 584-255-0010 Professional Development Requirements.  
(c) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(8) Upon qualifying for the advanced competencies and teaching experience requirements of the Professional Teaching License, an applicant will be promoted from the Preliminary Teaching License to the Professional Teaching License. Licensees may renew the Preliminary Teaching License until they have met all qualifications for the Professional Teaching License.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.:
584-210-0040
Professional Teaching License
(1) Purpose of the License: The Professional Teaching License is a license that qualifies its holder to teach in prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school districts, education service districts, and charter school assignments. The Professional Teaching License signifies that the educator is an experienced teacher who has successfully demonstrated an advanced level of educator knowledge, skills and dispositions.
(2) Term of Licensure: The Professional Teaching License is valid for five years and is renewable as provided in subsection (8) of this rule. The date of the first expiration of the license is five years from the date of issue plus time until the applicant’s birthday.
(3) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Professional Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept:
(a) Any instructional assignment from prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the subject-matter endorsement(s) on the Professional Teaching License. The scope of the endorsement shall be determined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) course codes associated with the endorsement as provided by the TSPC Licensure Guide; and
(b) Any substitute teaching assignment.
(4)  Pursuant to ORS 342.138, the Commission has approved the following advanced professional education programs to develop advanced level competencies required for promotion to the Professional Teaching License:
(a) Advanced Professional Development Program:  The purpose of the Advanced Professional Development Program is to provide the individual teacher with the specific professional development needed to advance to a professional teacher level.  The program is developed by the applicant in conjunction with the employing district and includes professional development specifically tailored to the performance goals of the novice teacher in accordance with ORS 342.815 to 342.856. To qualify as an Advanced Professional Development Program, the program must consist of:
(A) A teacher who holds the Preliminarily Teaching License and is employed in accordance with ORS 342.815 to 342.856; and
(B) A requirement to complete 150 advanced professional development units while holding a Preliminary Teaching License.  To qualify as advanced professional development, the units must:
(i) Be completed in conjunction with the performance goals of the teacher established in accordance with ORS 342.815 to 342.856;
(ii) Be verified as advanced professional development by the employing district or charter school; and
(iii) Meet all other requirements provided in OAR 584-255-0010, Professional Development Requirements.
(b) Advanced Degree Programs: Admission to and completion of an educational specialist, master’s or doctoral degree program that is reasonably related to improving the teaching skills of the educator. The program must be regionally accredited or foreign equivalent. 
(c) Endorsement Program: Admission to and completion of a Commission-approved subject-matter endorsement program; 
(d) Specialization Program: Admission to and completion of a Commission-approved Oregon specialization program;
(e) Advanced Licensure: Admission to and completion of a Commission-approved advanced licensure program;
(f) National Board Certification: National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification; 
(g) Out-of-State Professional Certification: A professional certificate issued by the State of Washington or other equivalent out-of-state professional teaching licenses approved by the Commission; and
(h) Other acceptable advanced coursework or assessment approved by the Executive Director or the Director of Licensure as provided in OAR 584-200-0100, Waiver of Licensure Requirements by the Commission.
(5) All evidence of advanced professional education programs must be equal to at least 150 professional development units as calculated in OAR 584-255-0010(3) and must have been obtained by the applicant after the date of issuance of their first non-provisional teaching license in Oregon or another National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction. 
(6) Professional Teaching Experience Requirements: To qualify for the Professional Teaching License, an educator must obtain four full years of teaching experience subject to the following conditions:
(a) One full year of teaching experience is equal to 135 days of at least six hours per day of contracted classroom teaching within an academic year (July 1 to June 30). The full four years do not have to be earned consecutively.
(b) Substitute experience is not considered qualifying teaching experience under this subsection unless the educator is assigned to a single substitute assignment in accordance with subsection (6)(a) of this rule.
(c) The teaching experience must include direct instruction of students as provided in ORS 342.120 and must occur in one, or a combination of, the following employment settings:
(A) Public prekindergarten through grade 12 classroom;
(B) Private, regionally-accredited, prekindergarten through grade 12 classroom; or
(C) Alternative education, post-secondary or other similar teaching settings closely-related to prekindergarten through grade 12 classroom instruction as approved by the Director of Licensure.
(7) To be eligible to apply for a Professional Teaching License, an 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) Meet or complete all requirements of the Preliminary, Initial I, Initial II, Basic, Continuing, Standard, or an equivalent teaching license issued previously by the Commission or issued by another National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction;
(c) Complete an advanced professional education program as provided in subsections (4) and (5) of this rule;
(d) Complete the teaching experience requirements as provided in subsection (6) of this rule;
(e) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(f) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(8) To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Professional Teaching License, the applicant must:
(a) Complete continuing professional development requirements as provided in OAR 584-255-0010 Professional Development Requirements and
(b) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: 
584-210-0050
Teacher Leader License
(1) Purpose of the License: The Teacher Leader License is issued to professional teachers who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the school environment, education profession and the larger community while consistently advancing student growth and achievement. The Teacher Leader License designates that the licensee is qualified to hold the title of Teacher Leader and to provide educational leadership that may include, but is not limited to: mentoring, curriculum development support, teacher preparation support and other leadership activities consistent with the Teacher Leader Standards adopted by the Commission.
(2) Teacher Leader Pilot Project: Effective July 1, 2015 the Commission commenced a two year pilot for implementation of this rule. The pilot is intended to gather sufficient information to ensure that future issuance of the license is based on an evaluation of evidence submitted and verified to be in alignment with the Teacher Leaders standards adopted by the Commission and statutory provisions adopted by the Oregon State Legislature. This rule is effective until June 30, 2017. Prior to this date, the Commission will adopt a revised Teacher Leader License rule based on the results of the pilot project.
(3) Term of Licensure: The Teacher Leader License is valid for five years and is renewable as provided in subsection (10) of this rule. The date of the first expiration of the license is five years from the date of issue plus time until the applicant’s birthday.
(4) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Teacher Leader License qualifies the teacher to accept:
(a) Any instructional assignment from preprimary through grade 12 within the scope of the subject-matter endorsements held on the Professional Teaching License;
(b) Any substitute teaching assignments; and
(c) Teacher leader activities, as agreed upon with any employing school district, as provided in subsection (1) of this rule.
(5) Evidence of Effectiveness: To be eligible to qualify for a Teacher Leader License, an applicant must be deemed to be effective or highly effective as provided in ORS 342.856. The applicant must:
(a) Must have two consecutive (employed) years of ”effective” to “highly effective” evaluations within a summative evaluation cycle/s from an employing prekindergarten through grade 12 public school district, education service district or charter school while holding an Initial II, Continuing, Standard or Professional Teaching License.
(b) The evaluation evidence must include all summative evaluation rubrics completed during the summative evaluation cycles from which the evaluations in subsection 5(a) above are being submitted.
(c) The evaluations must have been completed within five years immediately preceding the application for the Teacher Leader license.
(d) “Effective” and “Highly Effective” equate to the top two differentiated levels established as provided in the Oregon Department of Education’s “Oregon Matrix Model for Educator Evaluation.” Similar evaluation terms may include, but are not limited to: proficient, exemplary, accomplished, or distinguished.
(6) Evidence of Current Professional Leadership Practices: To be eligible to qualify for a Teacher Leader License, an applicant must submit evidence of current professional leadership practices as provided in ORS 342.856.
(a) To submit an advanced portfolio of “current professional leadership practices” the evidence must:
(A) Align with the standards for the Teacher Leader License as provided in OAR 584-420-0040;
(B) Have occurred within the five years immediately prior to the application for the Teacher Leader License; and
(C) Meet the following criteria:
(i) The applicant must demonstrate through submitted documentation that they have fully met at least twelve (12) elements of the existing thirty-seven (37) elements under any of the seven (7) domains within the standards for the Teacher Leader License;
(ii) The evidence for each element submitted must be verified as valid by at least two professional colleagues, which may include coworkers, supervisors, or other professional peers; and
(iii) The evidence for each element submitted must be unique and separate. For example, an applicant may not reuse evidence from one element to support meeting another element. 
(b) To submit National Board for Professional Teacher Standards Certification to demonstrate “current professional leadership practices” the evidence must:
(A) Show the national board certification occurred in the five years immediately prior to the application; and
(B) Demonstrate how board certification and subsequent professional practice by the teacher meets at least twelve (12) elements of the existing thirty-seven (37) elements under any of the seven (7) domains within the standards for the Teacher Leader License.
(c) To submit admission to and completion of a Commission-approved teacher leader program to demonstrate “current professional leadership practices” evidence, the applicant must provide documentation that:
(A) The program was completed in the five years immediately prior to the application; and
(B) The completion of the Commission-approved teacher leader preparation program and subsequent professional practice by the teacher meets at least twelve (12) elements of the existing thirty-seven (37) elements under any of the seven (7) domains within the standards for the Teacher Leader License.
(7) To be eligible to apply for a Teacher Leader License, an applicant must:
(a) 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) Hold a valid Professional, Initial II or Standard teaching License;
(c) Have taught five full academic school years within the five years preceding application;
(d) Meet the “evidence of effectiveness” requirements as provided in subsection (5) of this rule;
(e) Meet the “evidence of current professional leadership practices” requirements as provided in subsection (6) of this rule;
(f) Submit the adopted the Rubric for Teacher Leader Evaluation for review by the Commission. The applicant must indicate the exact evidence they are using to satisfy each of their selected elements. There must be a clear indication on the evidence which of the elements the evidence is being submitted to support;
(g) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(h) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(8) All applications for the Teacher Leader License must be received in the TSPC office no later than one calendar month prior to the Commission meeting at which the applicant wishes to have their application evaluated.
(9) All current teaching licenses held prior the application for the Teacher Leader License will expire on the date the Teacher Leader License is issued regardless of the expiration date on the license.
(10) Renewal Requirements: To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Teacher Leader License, an applicant must:
(a) Provide documentation of ongoing teacher leader activities, including but not limited to, mentoring, curriculum development support, teacher preparation support and other educational leadership activities;
(b) Complete professional development units as provided in OAR 584-255-0010 Professional Development Requirements; and
(c) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(11) If an applicant does not meet the renewal requirements of subsection (10) of this rule or decides not to renew the Teacher Leader License, the applicant may apply for or will be issued a Professional Teaching License as provided in OAR 584-210-0040.
(12) Sunset Clause: This rule is effective until July 1, 2017.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: 
584-210-0060
Reciprocal Teaching License
(1)  Purpose of the License: The Reciprocal Teaching License is a license that qualifies its holder to teach prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments.  The Reciprocal Teaching License is issued to teachers who have completed an educator preparation program and hold an active and valid non-provisional initial or advanced teaching license in another National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction.  The purpose of the Reciprocal Teaching License is to allow an out-of-state or out-of-country licensed teacher to transition into the Oregon licensure system based on the credentials they earned in the other jurisdiction.
(2)  Out of State or out-of-country License Reciprocity:  An out of state or out-of-country teaching license alone does not authorize a teacher to teach or work as a teacher in Oregon public schools.  The out-of-state or out-of-country license is used only as a basis for qualifying for the Reciprocal Teaching License. The out-of-state or out-of-country licensed applicant must apply for and receive the Reciprocal Teaching License or another non-provisional teaching license for which the applicant qualifies prior to employment in any Oregon public school, charter school or education service district. [Note:  The out of country licensed applicant may also be eligible to apply for the International Visiting Teacher License.]
(3) Out-of-State License Holders: An applicant must hold a valid and active out-of-state license from a NASDTEC jurisdiction prior to qualifying for an Oregon non-provisional teaching license.  If an applicant only holds an expired out-of-state teaching license, the applicant must first reinstate their teaching license from a NASTDEC jurisdiction prior to qualifying for the Reciprocal Teaching License or any other non-provisional Oregon Teaching License.
(4) Out-of-state teacher preparation program completers:  If an applicant completes a teacher preparation program in another state, the applicant must first obtain a valid and active non-provisional teaching license in that state or another NASDTEC jurisdiction in order to qualify for the Oregon Reciprocal Teaching License.  [Note: This provision does not apply to Oregon non-provisional teaching license holders who complete out-of-state endorsement, administrator, or personnel service programs.]
(5) Fully-qualified Out-of-State License Holders:  If an applicant with a valid and active non-provisional out-of-state license fully qualifies for a Preliminary, Professional, Teacher Leader, Substitute or Legacy Teaching License, the applicant may bypass the Reciprocal Teaching License and apply immediately for the other license.  In order to qualify for a non-provisional Oregon teaching license upon first application, the applicant must meet all of the requirements in subsections (10) and (11) of this rule.
(6) Out-of-country applicants:  Applicants prepared or licensed outside the United States may be eligible to qualify for the Reciprocal Teaching License or another teaching license upon evaluation of:
(a) Official transcripts from professional the education preparation program from the other country;
(b) Official educator credential or license from the other country.
(c) The evaluation of foreign documentation must be completed as provided in OAR 584-200-0090, Preparation in Another Country.
(7) Endorsements: Out-of-state or out-of-country endorsements will be added to the Reciprocal Teaching License, or other non-provisional licenses, as provided:
(a) Out-of-state applicants holding a valid and active non-provisional license issued by a NASDTEC jurisdiction will be granted endorsements on their new Oregon license based on the endorsement(s) on their valid and active out-of-state license if a similar Commission-adopted endorsement exits.,
(b) Out-of-country license holders will be granted endorsements based on their out-of-country license if a similar Commission-adopted endorsement exists.  The endorsements on the out-of-state license may be evaluated as provided in OAR 584-200-0900, Preparation in Another Country.
(c) Endorsements not recognized by the Commission will not be added to the license.
(d) To maintain the endorsements when moving from the Reciprocal to the Preliminary or Professional teaching license, the applicant must provide acceptable evidence of content knowledge and pedagogy skills as provided in OAR 584-220-0015.
(8) Term of Licensure: The Reciprocal Teaching License is valid for one year and expires one year from the date of issue.  It is not renewable. Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License, an applicant must meet the subsequent licensure requirements in subsection (11) of this rule.
(9) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Reciprocal Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept:
(a) Any instructional assignment from prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the subject-matter endorsement(s) on the Reciprocal Teaching License. The scope of endorsements will be determined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) course codes associated with the endorsements as provided by the TSPC Licensure Guide; and
(b) Any substitute teaching assignments.
(10) To be eligible to apply for a Reciprocal Teaching License, an out-of-state or out-of-country applicant must:
(a) Have never held an Oregon educator license, Oregon charter school registration, or completed an Oregon educator preparation program;
(b) 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;
(c) Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission.
(A)  The applicant must submit official transcripts to verify the completion of a bachelor’s degree.
(B)  An education specialist degree, a master's degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree for licensure. The applicant must submit official transcripts to verify the completion of the advanced degree.
(d) Have completed a teacher preparation program from another National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction or a foreign program evaluated as satisfactory by the Commission. 
(A) The applicant must submit official transcripts to verify the completion of the teacher preparation program. 
(B) Completion of alternative route teaching programs resulting in licensure through school districts or other alternative routes are subject to the Executive Director’s or Licensure Director’s approval;
(e) Meet one of the following:
(A) Hold a valid and active non-provisional teaching license from another NASDTEC jurisdiction valid for unrestricted full time teaching assignments;
(B) Have held a teaching license valid in another country. The Commission will determine if the applicant’s official transcripts and teaching credentials from the other country meet Oregon requirements as provided in OAR 584-200-0090, Preparation in Another Country.
(f) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(g) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(11) Subsequent Licensure Requirements: Prior to the expiration of the Reciprocal Teaching License, an applicant must apply for and meet the requirements for a Preliminary, Professional, Teacher Leader or Legacy Teaching License in accordance with the following provisions:
(a) The applicant must qualify for a Commission-adopted endorsement by receiving a passing score as currently specified by the Commission on one or more of subject matter tests unless the applicant qualifies for reciprocity or waiver of subject matter tests as provided in OAR 584-220-0015; and
(b) The applicant must obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics.
(c) An Emergency Teaching License will not be issued if the holder of the Reciprocal Teaching License fails to meet the requirements of the Preliminary, Professional, or Legacy Teaching License or any Oregon non-provisional teaching license by the end of the one year term. 
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: 
584-210-0070
Legacy Teaching License              
(1)  Purpose of the License: The Legacy Teaching License is a license that qualifies its holder to teach in prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school districts, education service districts, and charter school assignments.  The Legacy Teaching License is issued to veteran teachers in order to recognize their long-term employment and experience in the public schools without obliging them to meet the advanced competency requirements of the Professional Teaching License.
(2) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Legacy Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept:
(a) Any instructional assignment prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the subject-matter endorsement(s) on the Legacy Teaching License. The scope of the endorsement shall be determined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) course codes associated with the endorsement as provided by the TSPC Licensure Guide; and
(b) Any substitute teaching assignments.
(3) Term of Licensure: The Legacy Teaching License is valid for three years and is continuously renewable as provided in subsection (5) of this rule.  For applicants who qualify for the license from out of state, the date of the first expiration of the license is three years from the date of issue plus time until the applicant’s birthday.
(4) To be eligible to apply for a Legacy Teaching License, an 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 Basic teaching license issued prior to January 1, 1999;
(c) Hold a teaching license issued by a National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction prior to January 1, 1999;
(d) Hold a Substitute Teaching License based upon a Basic or Standard Teaching License issued prior to January 1, 1999;
(e) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(f) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(5) Renewal Requirements:  To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Legacy Teaching License, the applicant must:
(a) Complete professional development requirements as provided in OAR 584-255-0010 Professional Development Requirements; and
(b) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: 
584-210-0080
American Indian Languages Teaching License
(1)  Purpose of the License: The American Indian Languages Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals to provide the essential teaching of American Indian languages. It qualifies its holder to teach prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments in the American Indian Language authorized by the license.
(2) Tribal Sponsorship:  The American Indian Languages Teaching License requires sponsorship of a tribe, as provided in ORS 97.740, whose language will be taught.  The sponsoring tribe must submit a statement that certifies that the applicant is qualified to teach the language of the tribe.
(3) Term of Licensure: The American Indian Languages Teaching License is valid for three years and is renewable as provided in subsection (7) of this rule. The date of the first expiration of the license is three years from the date of issue plus time until the applicant’s birthday.
(4) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The American Indian Languages Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept:
(a) Any instructional assignment from prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the American Indian Language on the American Indian Languages Teaching License; and
(b) Substitute teaching assignments within the scope of American Indian Language on the American Indian Languages Teaching License.
(c) The Commission-adopted endorsements for the American Indian Languages Teaching Licenses are:
(A)  American Indian Language: Cayuse / Nez Perce
(B)  American Indian Language: Chinuk Wawa
(C)  American Indian Language: Dee-ni
(D)  American Indian Language: Ichishkiin
(E)  American Indian Language: Klamath
(F)  American Indian Language: Numu
(G) American Indian Language: Umatilla
(H) American Indian Language: Walla Walla
(I)   American Indian Language: Other
(5) A holder of an American Indian Languages Teaching license who does not also have a teaching license or registration issued under ORS 342.125 may not teach any subject other than the American Indian language the holder approved to teach by the sponsoring tribe.
(6) To be eligible to apply for the American Indian Language Teaching 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) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;
(c) Submit a statement from a sponsoring tribe as provided in subsection (2) of this rule;
(d) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(e) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(7) To be eligible to apply for renewal of the American Indian Language Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Submit a statement from the original sponsoring tribe verifying the applicant continues to be qualified to teach the tribal language;
(b) Complete professional development as provided in Chapter 584, Division 255, Professional Development; and
(c) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: 
584-210-0090
International Visiting Teacher License
(1) Purpose of the License: The International Visiting Teacher License is issued to educators who permanently reside in another country and who are participating in a cultural exchange of teachers and pedagogy strategies between Oregon and their home country.
(2) District Sponsorship:  The International Visiting Teacher License requires district sponsorship.  The sponsoring district must submit a statement:
(a) Specifying the grade level(s) and subject-matter endorsement area(s) the applicant has been hired to teach;
(b) Describing the district’s plan for supervision of the teacher;
(c) Describing the district’s plan to provide a mentor for the applicant. The plan must specifically identify the mentor; and
(d) Assuring the Commission that the district will obtain the license for the educator prior to assignment within the district.
(3) Renewal of District Sponsorship: Upon first and second reissue of the International Visiting Teacher License, a district must provide a statement of renewed sponsorship that includes confirmation that:
(a) All assignments of the licensed teacher will remain within the scope the subject-matter endorsements on the license; and
(b) The plan for supervision and mentoring remains in place.  The statement must update the name of the mentor if appropriate.
(4) Term of Licensure: Terms of Licensure: The International Visiting Teacher License is valid for one year and can be reissued up to two times for a total of three years (plus time to June 30 if needed) on the license.
(a) The license will expire on June 30 of the academic year following issuance of the license.
(b) Upon expiration of the final term (after second reissue) of the International Visiting Teacher License, the educator must qualify for another Oregon teaching license if the educator plans to continue teaching in Oregon public schools.
(c) The International Visiting Teacher License is not subject to the 120 day grace period.
(5) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The International Visiting Teacher License qualifies the teacher to accept within the sponsoring district:
(a) Any instructional assignment from prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the subject-matter endorsement(s) on the International Visiting Teaching License; and
(b) Substitute teaching assignments within the subject-matter endorsement areas authorized by the license.
(6) To be eligible to apply for the International Visiting Teacher License, the applicant must:
(a) Provide a statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (2) of this rule;
(b) Have not previously held any TSPC license;
(c) 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;
(d) Provide evidence that the applicant is not a resident of the United States;
(e) Provide a copy of a valid and current J-1 Visa;
(f) Provide transcript evaluation or some other convincing evidence that the applicant holds the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate or higher degree and proof that the applicant has completed a professional teacher preparation program in their country. The transcript and other evidence submitted will be evaluated for subject-matter competency in the subject-area in which the license is being requested;
(g) Provide a copy of all the professional teaching credentials from a country other than the United States held by the applicant;
(h)(A) Provide evidence that the applicant has completed the equivalent of three full years (not less than 27 months) of teaching experience in the applicant’s home country; or
(B) Provide proof of participation in the Cultural Exchange Program in a J-1 Visa status monitored by the U.S. State Department. Proof of participation must include verification from the Designated Sponsor Organization monitored by the U.S. State Department;
(i) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(j) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(7) First and Second Reissue: To be eligible to apply for first or second reissue of the International Visiting Teaching License, an applicant must submit:
(a) A PEER form verifying the applicant’s assignment;
(b) A statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (3) of this rule; and
(c) A complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: 
584-210-0100
Restricted Teaching License
(1) Purpose of the License: The Restricted Teaching License qualifies its holder to teach in a prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments. The Restricted Teaching License is issued to qualified individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree and have substantial preparation in the subject matter endorsements on the license, but have not completed a teacher preparation program. The recipient of the license is required to qualify for the Preliminary Teaching License within three years of the issuance of the Restricted Teaching License. The purpose of the Restricted Teaching License is to provide a school district with a licensed educator, on a restricted basis, if the school district demonstrates extenuating circumstances that merit the issuance of the restricted license in order to protect the district's programs or students.
(2) District Sponsorship:  The Restricted Teaching License requires district sponsorship.  The sponsoring district must submit a statement:
(a) Describing the extenuating circumstances preventing the district from hiring a teacher holding an unrestricted teaching license appropriate for the assignment and how the issuance of the restricted license will protect the district's programs or students;
(b) Explaining how the qualifications of the applicant will resolve the extenuating circumstances;
(c) Assuring the Commission that the district will obtain the license for the educator prior to assignment within the district;
(d) Describing the district’s plan to provide a mentor for the teacher.  The plan must specifically identify the mentor; and
(e) Describing the plan for how the teacher will make progress toward qualifying for non-provisional state licensure within the first term of the Restricted Teaching License.
(3) Renewal of District Sponsorship: Upon application for a reissue of the Restricted Teaching License, the sponsoring district must provide a new statement confirming that:
(A) The extenuating circumstances necessitating the Restricted Teaching License still exists;
(B) The applicant is still qualified and needed to remedy the situation;
(C) The plan for mentoring remains in place. The statement must update the name of the mentor, if appropriate; and
(D) The teacher is on track to meet the qualifications for the Preliminary Teaching License by the end of the final term (after second reissue) of the Restricted Teaching License.
(4) Terms of Licensure: The Restricted Teaching License is valid for one year and can be reissued up to two times for a total of three years (plus time to June 30 if needed) on the license.
(a) The license will expire on June 30 of the academic year following issuance of the license.
(b) Upon expiration of the final term (after second reissue) of the Restricted Teaching License, the educator must qualify for the Preliminary Teaching License. 
(c) The Restricted Teaching License is not eligible for the 120 grace period.
(5) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Restricted Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept within the sponsoring district:
(a) Any instructional assignment from prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the subject-matter endorsement(s) on the Restricted Teaching License; The scope of the endorsement shall be determined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) course codes associated with the endorsement as provided by the TSPC Licensure Guide; and
(b) Substitute teaching assignments within the subject-matter endorsement areas authorized by the license.
(6) To be eligible to apply for a Restricted Teaching License, the applicant must:
(a) Provide a statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (2) of this rule;
(b) Have never held any type of Restricted Teaching License;
(c) 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;
(d) Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent. A master's degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree for licensure;
(e) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;
(f) Provide evidence of substantial preparation in the subject-matter area in which licensure is requested by submitting official sealed transcripts, and any other evidence required by the Commission, as proof of substantial completion of academic preparation or substantial work experience in the area in which the co-applicant educator is seeking licensure;
(g) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(h) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(7) Applicants who have failed to complete an Oregon program teacher preparation program are not eligible for the Restricted Teaching License under any circumstance.
(8) First Reissue:  To be eligible to apply for the first reissue of a Restricted Teaching License, an applicant must submit:
(a) A statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (3) of this rule;
(b) Evidence of admission and enrollment, or pending enrollment, into a Commission-approved educator preparation program for licensure in the area in which the applicant is teaching;
(c) A complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(9) Second Reissue: To be eligible to apply for the second reissue a Restricted Teaching License, an applicant must submit:
(a) A statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (3) of this rule; and
(b) Evidence the educator has completed more than 50 percent of a Commission-approved educator preparation program to qualify for the Preliminary Teaching License 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; and
(d) A complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(10) Reissue Restrictions:  The reissue of the Restricted Teaching License is subject to the following provisions:
(a) A Restricted Teaching 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.
(b) Reissue 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 reissue 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.
(c) The Executive Director may deny the application for reissue of the license upon failure to demonstrate progress in the licensure program needed for the Preliminary Teaching License.
(11) Upon expiration of the final term (after second reissue) of the Restricted Teaching License, recipients of this license must meet all the requirements of the Preliminary Teaching License. 
(a) The educator may apply for the Preliminary Teaching License prior to the expiration of the final term of the Restricted Teaching License. 
(b) If the educator does not meet the qualifications for the Preliminary Teaching License prior to the expiration of the final term of the Restricted Teaching License, the educator may apply for an Emergency Teaching License as provided in subsection (12) of this rule.
(12) Emergency Teaching License: When the Executive Director determines that extenuating circumstances have prevented the applicant from completing requirements for the Preliminary Teaching License within the required time, an extension for up to one year may be issued upon joint request from an educator and the sponsoring district.
(a) The Emergency Teaching License will be issued for the shortest amount of time needed to address the extenuating circumstances.
(b) The applicant must meet all the requirements for an Emergency Teaching License set forth in OAR 584-210-0130 and provide an explanation of the circumstances which make the request necessary. The sponsoring district must ensure the applicant will meet all requirements for the Preliminary Teaching License upon expiration of the Emergency Teaching License issued pursuant to this subsection.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: 
584-210-0110
Limited Teaching License
(1) Purpose of the License: The Limited Teaching License qualifies its holder to teach in a prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments. The purpose of the Limited Teaching License is to provide a district with a licensed teacher for one or more highly specialized subjects of instruction for which the Commission does not issue a specific endorsement.
(2) District Sponsorship:  The Limited Teaching License requires district sponsorship.  The sponsoring district must submit a statement:
(a) Explaining the district’s need for instruction in highly specialized subjects for which the Commission does not issue a specific endorsement;
(b) Describing how the applicant is qualified to teach the highly specialized subject;
(c) Assuring the Commission that the district will limit the assignment(s) of the applicant to the requested specialized subject; and
(d) Assuring the Commission that the district has obtained the license prior to assignment within the district.
(3) Renewal of District Sponsorship: Upon renewal of the Limited Teaching License, the sponsoring district must provide a new statement confirming that the applicant will continue to be assigned to the same highly specialized instruction areas.
(4) Term of Licensure: The Limited Teaching License is valid for three years and is renewable as provided in subsection (8) of this rule. The date of the first expiration of the license is three years from the date of issue plus time until the applicant’s birthday.
(5) Assignment and Endorsement Authorization: The Limited Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept within the sponsoring district:
(a) Any instructional assignment within the highly specialized subject-area authorized by the limited license; and
(b) Substitute teaching assignments only within the highly specialized subject-matter areas authorized by the limited license.
(6) Granting of License: The Executive Director has the authority to grant a Limited Teaching License for one or more discreet subjects within an established endorsement upon a showing of district need.
(7) To be eligible to apply for a Limited Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Provide a statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (2) of this rule;
(b)(A) Provide official sealed transcripts documenting an accredited associate's degree or its approved equivalent in objectively evaluated post-secondary education; or
(B) Provide evidence of experience related to the intended subject of instruction that is substantially equivalent to at least two years of post-secondary education;
(c) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;
(d) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(e) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(8) To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Limited Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Provide a statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (3) of this rule;
(b) Complete professional development requirements as provided in OAR 584-255-0010 Professional Development Requirements; and
(c) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: 
584-210-0130
Emergency Teaching License
(1) Purpose of the License:  An Emergency Teaching License qualifies its holder to teach in prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school districts, education service districts, and charter school assignments. The Emergency Teaching License is issued to persons who demonstrated adequate qualifications to receive a teaching license on an emergency basis. The purpose of the Emergency Teaching License is to provide a school district with a licensed educator, on an emergency basis, if the school district demonstrates urgent circumstances that merit the issuance of the license in order to protect the district's programs or students.   The Emergency Teaching License is designed for short-term licensure only and may not continue once the emergency situation has been remedied.
(2) District Sponsorship:  The Emergency Teaching License requires district sponsorship.  The sponsoring district must submit a statement:
(a) Explaining the urgent circumstances that constitute the emergency and how the qualifications of the applicant will resolve the emergency;
(b) Verifying the urgent circumstances that prevents hiring of a suitable teacher who holds an unrestricted teaching license appropriate for the assignment to be filled;
(c) Assuring the Commission that the district will obtain the license prior to assignment within the district; and
(d) Requesting and identifying the least amount of time necessary to meet the emergency needs of the district.
(3) Assignment Authorization: The Emergency Teaching License qualifies the teacher to accept within the sponsoring district any instructional assignment within the subject-area authorized by the emergency license. The scope of the endorsement shall be determined by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) course codes associated with the endorsement as provided by the TSPC Licensure Guide.
(4) Granting of License: The Emergency Teaching License shall be issued solely at the discretion of the Executive Director, or the Director of Licensure, for any length of time deemed necessary to protect the district's programs or students.
(a) In most cases, an Emergency Teaching License will not exceed one year unless the educator or the district has presented unusual extenuating circumstances.
(b) The Executive Director, or the Director of Licensure may consider efforts the educator has made in meeting licensure requirements. Additionally, the Executive Director, or Director of Licensure, 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 Teaching 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.
(e) The Emergency Teaching License is not renewable and not subject to the 120 day grace period.
(f) It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply for the subsequent license in a timely manner to ensure that the applicant remains properly licensed.  The applicant must submit a new application, including all required fees, for the subsequent license.
(g) The following situations are not eligible for an Emergency Teaching License:
(A) Renewal applications within the 120 days grace period; or
(B) Applications that include requests for Emergency Teaching Licenses due to the applicant’s failure to meet renewal or upgrade requirements such as required coursework or professional development.
(5) To be eligible to apply for the Emergency Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Provide a statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (2) of this rule;
(b) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(c) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050. 
(d) An applicant may be asked to provide a resume, official transcripts or other evidence of qualifications if requested by the Executive Director.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: 
584-210-0140
Substitute Teaching License
(1) Purpose of the License: The Substitute Teaching License is a license that permits a qualified individual to substitute teach in a prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments to replace a teacher who is temporarily unable to work.
(2) Term of Licensure: The Substitute Teaching License is valid for three years and may be renewed continuously as provided by subsection (6) of this rule. The date of the first expiration of the license is three years from the date of issue plus time to the applicant’s birthday.
(3) Assignment Authorization: The Substitute Teaching License is valid for substitute teaching assignments in any Oregon school district, including education service districts. The length of the substitute teaching assignment is limited as follows:
(a) The length of any one assignment may not exceed one academic school year;
(b) If the length of any one assignment must exceed one academic school year, one of the following must occur:
(A) If the educator holding the Substitute Teaching License previously held a non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment, the previous license must be reinstated.
(B) If the educator holding the Substitute Teaching License did not previously hold a non-provisional license appropriate for the assignment, the applicant and sponsoring district may apply for an Emergency Teaching License as provided for in OAR 584-210-0130, Emergency Teaching License.
(i) The Executive Director may approve the Emergency Teaching License upon proof of the district’s emergency and may only issue the license for the amount of time to cover the emergency.
(ii) The Emergency Teaching License may permit the educator to teach for time beyond the allowed timelines stated in subsection (3)(a) of this rule.
(iii) In all cases, the Emergency Teaching License may not extend beyond the end of the school year for which the Emergency Teaching License was issued.  
(iv) Upon the expiration of the Emergency Teaching License as provided in this subsection, the applicant must qualify for a non-provisional teaching license with all required endorsements or may apply to reinstate the Substitute Teaching License if the educator is no longer working in a long-term assignment.
(4) Sanctions: The Commission may sanction the teacher or assigning administrator or both for failure to meet the following:
(a) The requirements for purpose of the Substitute Teaching License as provided in subsection (1) of this rule; or
(b) The requirements for length of assignment of the Substitute Teaching License as provided in subsection (3) of this rule.
(5) To be eligible to apply for a Substitute Teaching 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 bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the Commission. A master’s degree or a doctoral degree from a regionally-accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree for licensure;
(c) Provide documentation of one of the following:
(A) A valid and active non-provisional teaching license from another NASDTEC jurisdiction valid for unrestricted full time teaching assignments; or
(B) Admission to and completion of an Oregon teacher preparation program approved by the Commission that resulted in eligibility for a non-provisional Oregon teaching license;
(d) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;
(e) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(f) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(6) Renewal Requirements: To be eligible for renewal of the Substitute Teaching License, an applicant must submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(7) Sunset Clause: This rule is effective until July 1, 2017. Prior to this date, the Commission must determine if the provisions of this rule related to long-term assignments and waiver of continuing professional development continue to be necessary to address substitute supply issues in Oregon.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: 
584-210-0150
Restricted Substitute Teaching License
(1) Purpose of the License: The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is a license that permits a qualified individual to substitute teach in prekindergarten through grade 12 Oregon public school district, education service districts, and charter school assignments with the restriction that the individual must obtain and maintain district sponsorship.
(2) District Sponsorship:  The Restricted Substitute Teaching License requires district sponsorship.  The sponsoring district must submit a statement:
(a) Explaining the district’s need for the restricted substitute;
(b) Assuring the Commission that the district will obtain the license for the educator prior to assignment within the district;
(3) Renewal of District Sponsorship: Upon renewal of the Restricted Teaching License, the sponsoring district must provide a new statement confirming the continued need for the substitute.
(4) Assignment Authorization: The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid for substitute teaching assignments as follows:
(a) The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid for substitute teaching in any Oregon prekindergarten through grade 12 assignments to replace a teacher who is temporarily unable to work;
(b) The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid for substitute assignments in any Oregon school district, including education service districts; and
(c) Any single assignment on the Restricted Substitute Teaching License may not exceed 10 days consecutively under any circumstances.
(5) Term of Licensure: The Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid in accordance with the following provisions:
(a) For applications received from July 1 through December 31, the first Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid through June 30 of the school year for which it is issued.
(b) For applications received from January 1 through June 30, the first Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid through June 30 of the following school year unless otherwise requested by the sponsoring district;
(c) If the Restricted Substitute Teaching License is renewed with the same sponsoring district, the renewed Restricted Substitute Teaching License is valid for three years. The license will expire on June 30 of the third academic year following the issuance of the license. The Restricted Substitute Teaching License may be continuously renewed if the applicant maintains an active Restricted Substitute Teaching License with the original sponsoring district and meets the requirements of subsection (7) of this rule.
(d) If the Restricted Substitute Teaching License expires or the applicant obtains a new district sponsor, the applicant will be issued a first Restricted Substitute Teaching License as provided in subsection (5)(a) and (5)(b) of this rule.
(6) To be eligible to apply for a Restricted Substitute Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Provide a statement from the sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (2) of this rule
(b) 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;
(c) Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution or an approved foreign equivalent. Awarding of a higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States validates a non-regionally accredited bachelor's degree for licensure;
(d) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;
(e) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary);
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission; and
(f) Submit a complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(7) Renewal Requirements: To be eligible to apply for renewal of the Restricted Substitute Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Provide a statement from the original sponsoring district in accordance with subsection (3) of this rule; and
(b) Submit a complete and correct renewal application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
(8) Emergency Teaching License: A sponsoring district and co-applicant educator may apply for an Emergency Teaching License if the applicant has yet to obtain a passing score on the Commission-approved civil rights and ethics test. The Executive Director or Licensure Director may determine if the sponsoring district and applicant meet the requirements set forth in OAR 584-210-0130, Emergency Teaching License.
(9) Sunset Clause: This rule is effective until July 1, 2017. Prior to this date, the Commission must determine if the provisions of this rule related to assignments and waiver of continuing professional development continue to be necessary to address substitute supply issues in Oregon.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
Hist.: 
584-210-0160
License for Conditional Assignment
(1) Purpose of License Conditional Assignment: An Oregon school district may request a License for Conditional Assignment (LCA) for any educator holding a Preliminary, Professional, Teacher Leader, Legacy or Reciprocal teaching license.  The purpose of an LCA is to allow a school district to request misassignment for an educator to teach in an out-of-field subject-matter endorsement area for which the educator is not authorized to teach, while the educator completes requirements necessary either to add the subject-matter to the underlying license or to obtain a new license type.
(2) The LCA is required when teaching or working out-of-field under any of the following circumstances:
(a) Teaching assignments for more than 10 hours weekly in one subject-matter area without the appropriate subject-matter endorsement;
EXAMPLE: A physical education teacher without a health endorsement teaching health three periods of the day would require a LCA for health. If only teaching two periods a day; that would fall under the 10 hours per week threshold.
(b) Teaching in more than one unendorsed subject-matter endorsement area for any amount of time; or
EXAMPLE: If the physical education teacher above was teaching one period of health and one period of math; then an LCA would be required for both areas regardless of the 10 hours per week rule. The 10 hours per week rule applies to one subject only.
(c) Moving from one license to another.
EXAMPLE: A teacher moving to administration; an administrator moving to teaching (if the educator does not hold a valid teaching license); a teacher moving to school psychology.
(3) Term of License for Conditional Assignment: The LCA is a provisional license that provides temporary conditional approval to teach out-of-field under the following conditions:
(a) All LCAs will expire on June 30 following the date the LCA is issued;
(b) For endorsements that require only a test, experience or nine quarter hours or less of coursework, all endorsement requirements must be completed by June 30th following the date the LCA is issued;
(c) For endorsements requiring coursework exceeding nine quarter or six semester hours of coursework, the LCA will not exceed more than three academic years in total. The LCA for these endorsements will be issued as follows:
(A) The first LCA will expire on June 30th following the date the first LCA is issued;
(B) The second LCA will be reauthorized upon application by the educator and the school district upon evidence the educator has completed some coursework toward adding the endorsement and will expire on June 30th following the date the second LCA is issued;
(C) The third LCA will be reauthorized upon application by the educator and the school district and upon evidence the educator has substantially completed the coursework needed to add the endorsement or complete the new licensure program and will expire on June 30th following the date the third LCA is issued.
(4) The LCA will not be “back dated.” Time spent on assignments where the district failed to request the LCA will be deducted from the allowable LCA total (either one year or three years).
(5) The LCA is not renewable and is not eligible for a 120 day grace period beyond its expiration date.
(6) The LCA is not a stand-alone or independent license. The underlying license must be kept current in order for the LCA to remain active. The LCA will not be issued for a duration that exceeds the expiration date of the underlying license. In cases where there is a lapse in the underlying license, the LCA may be re-activated for a time as determined by the Executive Director or Licensure Director upon reinstatement of the underlying license.
(7) The district applying for an LCA is assumed to have informed the educator for which the LCA is being requested. Failure to inform the educator may result in an invalid LCA upon a finding by the Commission that the educator did not grant the district permission to add the LCA to the educator's license.
(8) Licenses not eligible for an LCA include, but are not limited to the following provisional licenses:
(a) Any Restricted License;
(b) Limited Teaching License;
(c) American Indian Language;
(d) Teaching Associate License;
(e) Career and Technical Education Teaching License;
(f) Substitute Teaching License;
(g) Restricted Substitute Teaching License;
(h) Limited Student Services License;
(j) Exceptional Administrator License; or
(k) International Visiting Teaching License.
(9) Other Special LCA Limitations:
(a) An administrator, school counselor, or school psychologist who has never held a non-provisional teaching license in any state may not be issued an LCA to teach;
(b) Applicants seeking conditional assignment as an administrator must hold a master’s degree educational specialist, or doctoral in education to be eligible for the LCA; [See, OAR 584-080-0153 Restricted Transitional Administrator License for other possible alternatives.]
(c) Applicants seeking conditional assignment in school counseling or school psychology must hold at least a bachelor’s degree or master’s, educational specialist, or doctoral degree in the respective field of counseling or psychology; and
(d) Applying educators must never have held any one of the following licenses or permits endorsed in the subject-matter area or licensure areas in which the educator is seeking to work out-of- field:
(A) Conditional assignment permit;
(B) Restricted Licenses;
(C) Transitional or out-of-state Initial Teaching License; or
(D) Out of state license in the out-of-field subject-area or grade-levels.
(10) The LCA is restricted to use within the district that has applied for it. A new district may request to transfer the LCA so long as there is time remaining since the date the LCA was first issued.
(11) A district must:
(a) Apply for an LCA by October 31 for the fall term; or thereafter, apply for the LCA within two weeks after the assignment has begun;
(b) Agree to provide professional assistance specific to the assignment for the educator during the first year of the conditional assignment; and
(c) Ensure that federal laws related to Highly Qualified Teachers are taken into account when applying for an LCA.
(12) After an LCA has expired, the educator must have completed all requirements necessary to add the appropriate endorsement or new licensure program in order to continue working in the area in which the educator held the LCA. Continuing to work in an out-of-field position on an expired LCA is a violation of licensure law and is unauthorized. In these cases, the license-holder or the assigning administrator or both may be subject to sanctions for gross neglect of duty by the Commission pursuant to OAR 584-020-0040(4) 
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.:
584-210-0165
Teaching Associate License
(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Teaching Associate License. This license, issued for two years and not renewable. The Teaching Associate License is valid for regular teaching at one or more designated levels in one or more designated specialties but is not valid for substitute teaching.
(2) The Teaching Associate License is issued only to an experienced teaching assistant engaged in an intensive professional development program for teaching assistants approved by the commission under institutional standards found in OAR 584-017.
(3) The Teaching Associate License is restricted to use within the district that has applied for it jointly with the applicant.
(4) To be eligible for a Teaching Associate License, an applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a specified institutional program of undergraduate education and professional teacher preparation approved by the commission and have completed 75% of the program required to qualify for assignment as a full-time intern.
(b) Successfully complete one year as a full-time intern in an approved program under the supervision of a school-based supervisor and unit supervisor.
(c) Obtain a passing score on a commission-adopted test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics.
(d) Have three academic years of half-time or more experience as a teaching assistant assigned primarily to direct instruction and related support.
(e) Complete a background clearance that includes:
(A) Furnishing fingerprints (if necessary); and
(B) Providing satisfactory responses to character questions in the form and manner prescribed by the Commission.
(5) The institutional program and school district will provide supervision for the individual holding a Teaching Associate License. The institutional program and the district will provide a mentor for the teaching associate. The mentor will be designated the teacher of record.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455 - 342.495; 342.533
Hist.:
584-210-0170
Atypical Assignments
(1) Atypical assignments are miscellaneous assignments that fall outside the currently established Commission endorsement areas and may be assigned to any licensed educator who has:
(a) A valid and active unrestricted non-provisional Oregon teaching license; and
(b) Any Commission-approved endorsement.
(2) Types of atypical assignments include but are not limited to:
(a) Discreet non-core academic assignments that do not fall within a Commission-approved endorsement area as provided in subsection (4) of this rule;
(b) Coaching assignments as provided in subsection (5) of this rule;
(c) Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA) as provided in subsection (6) of this rule;
(d) Driver’s Education Assignments as provided in subsection (7) of this rule;
(e) Public Alternative Education Assignments as provided in subsection (8) of this rule; or
(f) Public Charter Schools Assignments as provided in subsection (9) of this rule.
(3) Atypical assignments are subject to the following restrictions:
(a) Administrators and personnel service licensees who do not hold a teaching license may not be a teacher of record for atypical assignments as defined by this rule.
(b) Districts may not assign a licensed educator as the “Teacher of Record” for atypical assignments as defined by this rule unless the teacher of record is actively engaged in direct instruction of the students enrolled in the courses for which credit is granted. Failure to honor this provision may result in discipline related to the license pursuant to OAR 584-020-0040(4) Gross Neglect of Duty.
(c) Assignments in subjects which are a component of a broader endorsement require the broader endorsement or a Licensure for Conditional Assignment (See OAR 584-210-0160). Examples of component subject assignments include but are not limited to:
(A) Jazz band within music endorsement;
(B) Swimming assignment within physical education endorsement; and
(C) African History within Social Studies endorsement.
(4) Discreet, Non-core academic areas: Districts may assign an educator with a valid and active unrestricted teaching license with any endorsement to assignments in discreet, non-core academic areas that do not fall within any Commission-approved endorsement area. Discreet, non-core academic credit courses that meet the requirements of this subsection may include, but are not limited to:
(a) Computer education courses, including software programs;
(b) Personal finance;
(c) Outdoor education;
(d) World languages other than Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish;
(e) Study skills, essential skills, or tutoring;
(f) Talented and Gifted separate course offerings;
(g) Career and Technical Education (CTE) separate course offerings provided outside of a structured CTE program approved by the Oregon Department of Education pursuant to Chapter 581, Division 44;
(h) Observing occupations and related job duties such as supervising work study, work experience, or career education where credit is assigned;
(i) Photography;
(j) Leadership Class or Student Government; or
(k) SAT or ACT preparation, etc.
(5) Coaching Assignments: A district may assign an educator with a valid and active unrestricted teaching license with any endorsement to a coaching assignments. A coaching assignment requires a licensed educator if the coaching assignment:
(a) Occurs within the regular school day; and
(b) Involves any class time for which credit is obtained by the participating students.
(6) Teachers on Special Assignments (TOSA): A TOSA is defined as an assignment that involves leadership responsibilities, such as planning and development of curriculum, organization and maintenance of professional growth programs for licensed personnel, or improvement of instructional practices, but does not involve direct instruction.
(a) A district may assign an educator with a valid and active unrestricted teaching license with any endorsement to a teacher on special assignment (TOSA).
(b) A TOSA assignment is not valid to serve as an administrator if the duties include:
(A) Evaluation of licensed personnel;
(B) Discipline of licensed personnel; or
(C) Authorization of out-of-school suspension or expulsion of students.
(7) Driver’s Education Assignments: A district may assign an educator with a valid and active unrestricted Oregon teaching license with any endorsement to a driver education assignment with the following restrictions:
(a) The educator must have the appropriate Oregon motor vehicle operator's license to serve as a driver education instructor for the classroom portion of the course.
(b) The educator who provides the behind-the-wheel portion of the course must meet requirements established by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
(8) Public Alternative Education Assignments: A district or school may assign any educator with a valid and active unrestricted Oregon license with any endorsement to a public alternative education assignment as provided in ORS 336.615 to 336.675.
(9) Public Charter Schools Assignments: A public charter school assignment requires a valid and active unrestricted Oregon teaching license or valid and active charter school teaching registration with any endorsement subject to the following conditions:
(a) No person shall serve as a teacher as defined by ORS 342.120 and ORS 338.135 in a public charter school unless such person either holds a valid and active unrestricted Oregon license issued by TSPC or is registered with TSPC as a charter school teacher pursuant to ORS 338.135 in accordance with OAR 584-023-0005 and ORS 342.125(5);
(b) For non-virtual charter schools at least one-half of the total full-time equivalent (FTE) teaching and administrative staff at the public charter school must hold a Basic, Standard, Initial, Continuing, Preliminary, Professional or Teacher Leader teaching license issued by the Commission pursuant to ORS 338.135(7). For virtual charter schools, 95 percent of the teaching staff must hold a valid and active TSPC teaching license pursuant to 342.125 and the provisions of this subsection; and
(c) Licensed and registered charter school personnel may be assigned outside the scope of the endorsements on the license or registration without limitation. However, charter schools teachers are required to comply with the federal Elementary Secondary Education Act provisions related to “highly qualified teachers.”
(10) Private Schools and Programs Assignments: A teaching license is not required to teach in a private regular or private alternative education program.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16 
584-210-0180
Online Teaching
(1) Any teacher employed by an Oregon school district to deliver an online course or program outside of the school district must hold a valid and active Oregon teaching license appropriate for the subject areas being taught.
(2) An out-of-state teacher employed by an Oregon public school district to deliver an online course or program in or outside of Oregon must provide verification satisfactory to the Commission that the teacher holds a valid and active non-provisional teaching license from any National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) jurisdiction appropriate for the grade level and subject matter of the online course or program.
(3) Any school district may contract with a post-secondary institution accredited by the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities for online instruction in grades nine (9) through twelve (12) provided the provisions of ORS 342.173 have been met.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16 
584-210-0190
Reinstatement of Teaching Licenses
(1) Oregon teaching licenses may be reinstated upon application from the formerly licensed Oregon educator.  The reinstatement must meet the Commission-adopted standards for reinstatement as provided in this rule.
(2) Reciprocal and Initial Teaching Licenses may not be reinstated. If an applicant holds an expired Initial or Reciprocal Teaching License, the applicant must:
(a) Qualify for an Oregon Preliminary, Professional, Legacy teaching license; or
(b) Qualify for an Oregon provisional license for which they are eligible.
(c) The applicant with the expired Initial or Reciprocal Teaching license will not be required to complete continuing PDUs prior to qualifying for the first-issue Preliminary, Professional or Legacy Teaching License.
(3) Initial I Teaching Licenses:  Initial I Teaching Licenses may not be reinstated.  Holders of these licenses must apply for reinstatement of the Preliminary Teaching License and must meet the requirements in subsection (12) of this rule.
(4) Initial II Teaching Licenses:  Initial II Teaching Licenses may not be reinstated.  Holders of these licenses must apply for reinstatement to the Preliminary Teaching License or Professional Teaching License and must meet the requirements in subsection (12) of this rule.
(5) Basic: Basic Teaching Licenses may not be in reinstated.  Holders of these licenses must apply for reinstatement of the Professional, Preliminary, or Legacy Teaching License and must meet the requirements in subsection (12) of this rule.
(6) Standard, Continuing Teaching Licenses:  and Continuing Teaching Licenses may not be reinstated. Holders of these licenses must apply for reinstatement of the Professional Teaching License and must meet the requirements in subsection (12) of this rule.
(7) Provisional Oregon Teaching Licenses:  Oregon provisional teaching licenses are issued upon new application for the provisional Oregon teaching license.  The applicant must meet the requirements for the provisional teaching license in effect at the time of the new application.  The applicant is not required to pay reinstatement fees or complete additional continuing PDUs to qualify for the new provisional license. [Note: Some applicants may not be eligible for additional terms of a provisional license due to restrictions on the license terms or other circumstances.]
(8)  Teacher Leader: Teacher Leader licenses may not be reinstated.  A holder of an expired Teacher Leader license may apply to reinstate a Professional or Legacy Teaching license. To obtain the Teacher Leader license after it has expired, the applicant may submit a new application for the Teacher Leader License.
(9) Only endorsements held on the previous expired license will be added to the reinstated license. If applicant wants to add new endorsements to their reinstated license, they must add the endorsement in accordance with Chapter 584, Division 220.
(10) If the applicant holds another active and current Oregon educator license at the time of the application for reinstatement of a Preliminary, Professional or Legacy Teaching License, the applicant is not required to complete the additional continuing PDUs as provided in subsection (12) of this rule. 
(a) To qualify for this subsection, the applicant must hold another license, registration or certificate that requires completion of continuing PDUs for renewal;
(b) If the applicant holds another license, registration or certificate that does not require the completion of continuing PDUs for renewal, the applicant must complete the additional continuing PDUs as provided in subsection (12) of this rule to reinstate a Preliminary, Professional or Legacy Teaching License. 
(11) Reinstatement of suspended or revoked licenses must also meet the requirements provided in Chapter 584, Division 50. 
(12) To be eligible to apply for reinstatement of an Oregon Preliminary, Professional or Legacy Teaching License, an applicant must: 
(a) Submit a complete and correct reinstatement application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of the required reinstatement fee (which includes the application fee) as provided in OAR 584-200-0050; and
(b) Meet the renewal or advancement requirements that would have been required if the license had not lapsed.  In addition, the applicant must submit proof of completion of 25 professional development units (PDUs) for each year the license is expired as provided:
(A) Expired for less than one year: Must only meet the renewal or advancement requirements for the license.
(B) Expired for more than one year, but less than two years:  Must meet the renewal or advancement requirements for the license plus 25 additional PDUs.
(C) Expired for more than two years but less than three years: Must meet the renewal or advancement requirements for the license plus 50 additional PDUs.
(D) Expired for more than three years but less than four years: Must meet the renewal or advancement requirements for the license plus 75 additional PDUs.
(E) Expired for more than four years but less than five years: Must meet the renewal or advancement requirements for the license plus 100 additional PDUs.
(F) Expired for more than five years but less than six years: Must meet the renewal or advancement requirements for the license plus 125 additional PDUs.
(G) Expired for more than six years:  Must meet the renewal or advancement requirements for the license plus 150 additional PDUs.
(c) To qualify as continuing PDUs for requirements of this subsection, the continuing PDUs must have been completed within five (5) years of the date of application for reinstatement of the teaching license.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.:
 
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