Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
584-210-0010 - Purpose of Oregon Teaching Licenses

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-210-0010
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 210

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.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16

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