ADOPTION of PERMANENT RULES
 Oregon Administrative Rules
 
TEACHER STANDARDS AND PRACTICES COMMISSION
November 15, 2015
 
 
The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission adopted the following PERMANENT rule changes at its meeting on November 6, 2015.  The permanent rules were filed with the Secretary of State and will become effective on January 1, 2016. 
Summary of Changes
 
The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission has adopted a new design for Oregon Teaching Licenses.  The goal of the redesign is to provide teachers, school districts and the public with a streamlined, simplified and more flexible licensing structure that helps support the important work that educators and schools provide Oregon’s children.
 
Some highlights from Oregon’s new Teaching License system:
 
·         All teachers will be licensed under the same teaching license structure:
o   Preliminary Teaching License (for new and novice teachers);
o   Professional Teaching License  (for teachers with advanced competencies and experience);
o   Teacher Leader License  (for teachers with demonstrated professional leadership);
o   Legacy Teaching License (for veteran teachers who do not qualify for new Professional Teaching License);
o   Reciprocal Teaching License (for licensed out-of-state teachers while they are working on meeting Oregon requirements);
o   Basic, Standard, Initial I, Initial II, Continuing, Five Year teaching licenses will be moved to new licenses. 
·         All teaching licenses will have prekindergarten through grade 12 authorization [Authorization levels (ECE/ELE/ML/HS) are abolished].
·         Educators may renew the Preliminary Teaching License with 75 continuing or 75 advanced professional development units and may stay on the Preliminary Teaching License until they meet the qualifications of the Professional Teaching License. 
·         Educators will have more options for advanced programs to move from the Preliminary Teaching License to the Professional Teaching License.
·         All teaching licenses will be awarded endorsements from the same list of Commission-adopted endorsements to reduce confusion in the field.
·         Substitutes and Restricted Substitutes will have more flexibility in assignments and educators with only substitute licenses are no longer required to do professional development;
·         Teaching licenses will no longer require passage of a basic skills test;
·         All new rules will become effective January 1, 2016. (Some of these changes were adopted as temporary rules and are currently in effect. The temporary rules will become permanent provisions on January 1, 2016.)
 
Links to Rule Text:
 
Table of Rule Changes
 
AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING PERMANENT RULES
Program
Area
Type of Change
Rule Number
Division or Rule Title
Summary of Rule Change
Program Approval
Amend
584-017-1028
Selection, Recruitment, Admission and Retention of Candidates
Elimination of Essential Skills Test Requirement
Licensure
Amend
584-042-0031
CTE I Teaching License
Elimination of Essential Skills Test Requirement
Licensure
Amend
584-042-0081
CTE Restricted Sub Teaching License
Elimination of Essential Skills Test Requirement
Licensure
Amend
584-070-0012
Initial I School Counselor License
Elimination of Essential Skills Test Requirement
Licensure
Amend
584-070-0310
Limited Student Service License
Elimination of Essential Skills Test Requirement
ADOPTION OF NEW PERMANENT RULES
Program
Area
Type of Change
Division or
Rule Number
Division or Rule Title
Summary of Rule Change
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0010
Purpose of Oregon Teaching License
Moved from Division 60. Amends provisions for clarity and to reflect current practices.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0020
Scope and Responsibilities of Teachers
Moved from Division 36. Amends provisions for clarity and to reflect current practices. Adds Diversity and Inclusion language
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0030
Preliminary Teaching License
Replaces Initial I licenses. Educators need either 75 continuing or 75 advanced professional development units to renew.  Educators may stay on the Preliminary Teaching License until they meet the qualifications for the Professional Teaching License. Adds recency requirements related to completing preparation program.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0040
Professional Teaching License
Replaces Initial II, Standard, Basic, Continuing, and previous Professional teaching licenses. Requires four full years of teaching experience.
Requires completion of advanced professional education program. Defines advanced professional education program and advanced experience requirements for the Professional Teaching License.  Provides many options for obtaining advanced education programs to move from Preliminary Teaching License to the Professional Teaching License.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0050
Teacher Leader License
Creates two-year pilot project.  Provides minimum qualifications for Teacher Leader.  Creates evidentiary structure to demonstrate current professional leadership for qualifying for Teacher Leader License. Adds other application requirements.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0060
Reciprocal Teaching License
Replaces Initial Teaching License for Out-of-State applicants. Must have active and valid non-provisional license to qualify for Reciprocal Teaching License.  One year license.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0070
Legacy Teaching License
Creates new license type for veteran teachers who do not qualify for the Professional Teaching License.  May reinstate license like other licenses.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0080
American Indian Languages Teaching License
Updates terminology and makes provisions consistent with other license rules;
Removes requirement for basic skills test.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0090
International Visiting Teacher License
Updates terminology and makes provisions consistent with other license rules. Adds specific language related to district sponsorship
Removes requirement for basic skills test.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0100
Restricted Teaching License
Updates terminology and makes provisions consistent with other license rules. Adds specific language related to district sponsorship.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0110
Limited Teaching License
Updates terminology and makes provisions consistent with other license rules. Adds specific language related to district sponsorship.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0120
Emergency Teaching License
Updates terminology and makes provisions consistent with other license rules. Adds specific language related to district sponsorship.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0130
Substitute Teaching License
Removes requirement for PDUs;
New length of assignment (may to assigned in one position up to one academic year).
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0140
Restricted Substitute Teaching License
Removes requirement for PDUs. Removes some restrictions on assignments (no more than 10 days in one assignment, unlimited number of days in a school year). Creates one year first license and then three year license if maintain same district sponsorship. May substitute in any district – not limited to sponsoring district.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0150
ESEA Alternative Route
Moved from Division 100 to be with other teaching licenses.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0160
License for Conditional Assignment
Updates terminology and makes provisions consistent with other license rules. Adds specific language related to district sponsorship.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0170
Atypical Assignments
Replaces the Special Assignments Rule. Clarifies when only a valid teaching license and any endorsement is needed.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0180
Online Teaching
Updates rule provisions for clarity and to reflect changes in online education.
Licensure
New Rule
584-210-0190
Reinstatement of Teaching License
New rule for reinstatement of expired licenses.  Must do additional PDUs based on number of years license has been expired.
Licensure
New Division
Division 220
Endorsements on Teaching Licenses
Creates new division for endorsements.  Each Commission-adopted endorsement has its own rule.
Licensure
New Division
Division 255
Professional Development Requirements
Eliminates PDU requirement for some substitutes. Creates advanced PDU requirements for Professional Teaching License.  Creates process for verifying advanced PDUs.
REPEAL OF PERMANENT RULES
Program
Area
Type of Change
Division or
Rule Number
Division or Rule Title
Summary of Rule Change
Licensure
Repeal
Division 18
584-018-0011, 584-018-0100, 584-018-0105
584-018-0115, 584-018-0120, 584-018-0125
584-018-0130, 584-018-0135, 584-018-0140
584-018-0145, 584-018-0160 , 584-018-0150
584-018-0155, 584-018-0165, 584-018-1070, 584-018-0220
Only some of Division 18 rules are repealed:  those related to teaching licenses and authorization levels.  
Licensure
Repeal
Division 38
Basic Teaching License Requirements
Elimination of  Basic Teaching Licenses
Licensure
Repeal
Division 60
21st Century Teaching Licenses
Moves to Teaching Licenses to Division 210
Licensure
Repeal
Division 90
Professional Development
Moves Professional Development to Division 255