NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING
 Oregon Administrative Rules
 
TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION
February 5, 2016
 
On January 29, 2016, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission voted to refer the following proposed rule changes for public comment.  The proposed rules will be open for public comment from February 5, 2016 to March 20, 2016.  Public comment on the proposed rulemaking will be accepted until 5.30 p.m. on March 20, 2016.
 
Comments on the proposed rules should be emailed to
during the public comment period.
 
The proposed rule changes will be considered for permanent rulemaking at the Commission’s meeting on April 6-8, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. 
PROPOSED RULES – OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Public Comment Period:  February 5, 2016 – March 20, 2016 (5:30 pm)
 
       
PROPOSED RULES FOR REFERRAL TO PUBLIC COMMENT
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD:
FEBRUARY 5, 2016 TO MARCH 20, 2016
Program Area
Proposed Change
Rule Number or Division
Rule Title
Summary of Changes
Proposed for Permanent Adoption
Program Approval
Repeal
584-010-0090
Fast-Track
Repeals Fast Track.  Fast Track was suspended by temporary rule on 12/18/15. Suspension became effective on 1/1/16
April 6-8, 2016
Commission Meeting
Program Approval
Repeal
584-018-0110
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Professional Dispositions for Professional Teaching Licensure
This rule was suspended by temporary rule on 12/18/15. Suspension became effective on 1/1/16
April 6-8, 2016
Commission Meeting
Program Approval
Amend
Division 420
Program Standards
Possible technical changes
April 6-8, 2016
Commission Meeting
Licensure
Repeal
Division 100
No Child Left Behind
Due to new federal law, HQ provisions may no longer be required.
April 6-8, 2016
Commission Meeting
Licensure
Repeal
Division 210
ESEA Alternative Route Teaching License
Due to new federal law, this license may no longer be needed.
April 6-8, 2016
Commission Meeting
Licensure
Adopt
Division 225
Dual Language Specialization
Adopt new requirements for dual language specialization – does not require world language endorsement. *See proposed rule language below.
April 6-8, 2016
Commission Meeting
 
 
584-225-0060
Dual Language Specialization
(1) Purpose: A Dual Language specialization indicates that an educator has obtained additional and specialized preparation to teach prekindergarten through grade 12 students in dual language learning environments.
(2) A specialization is an optional indication of specialized expertise or preparation in an area the Commission recognizes as “added value” on a license. A specialization indicates the educator has demonstrated exceptional knowledge, skills and related abilities in that area. A specialization must meet standards set by the Commission.  A specialization is not required to teach in the specialization area indicated on the license.
(3) Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to add a Dual Language specialization to a Preliminary, Professional, Teacher Leader or Legacy Teaching License, an applicant must:
(a) Possess an active and valid non-provisional Oregon teaching license with a World Language endorsement;
(b) Complete a Commission-approved Dual Language specialization program in accordance with 584-420-0630.
(c) At least fifty percent (50%) of the Dual Language program coursework must have been completed within five years prior to the date of application for the specialization; and 
(d) Submit a complete and correct application to obtain the specialization in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.
[Note: Adding the specialization at the time of renewal will not require an additional cost to the licensure renewal process.]
(4) A Dual Language specialization may not be added to a provisional license.
(5) The specialization will appear on a license as follows: Specialization: Dual Language.
(6) Once the specialization is indicated on a license, it may only be removed at the educator’s request.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
Hist.: