Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 210 - TEACHING LICENSES
584-210-0100 - Restricted Teaching License

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-210-0100
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 210
TEACHING LICENSES

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 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 a non-provisional 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 or prior to the 91st day after the date of application for licensure;

(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) Transfer of District Sponsorship: To transfer sponsorship of the Restricted Teaching License to another district, the new sponsoring district must:

(a) Submit a statement as provided in subsection (2);

(b) Submit a statement that the original sponsoring district has been informed of the transfer; and

(c) Require the applicant to 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) The new sponsoring district and applicant will only be issued a license for any time remaining in the original terms, starting from the issue date of the first Restricted Teaching License.

(6) Terms of Licensure: The Restricted Teaching License may be reissued up to two times and is valid for a length of term, as provided

(a) For applications received from July 1 through December 31, the first Restricted 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 Teaching License is valid through June 30 of the following school year unless otherwise requested by the sponsoring district;

(c) The second and third (final) term will only be issued for up to one year and with an expiration date of the next June 30.

(d) Upon expiration of the final term (after second reissue) of the Restricted Teaching License, the educator must qualify for the Preliminary Teaching License or Reciprocal Teaching License.

(7) 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 course catalogue; and

(b) Substitute teaching assignments within the subject-matter endorsement areas authorized by the license.

(8) Applying for first license: 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 a Restricted Teaching License or NCLB/ESEA Teaching License;

NOTE: The applicant may have previously held an emergency, limited, or restricted substitute license, as well as a charter school registration.

(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 an Approved Institution or approved foreign equivalent. A master's degree or a doctoral degree from an Approved 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 required;

(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.

(9) Applicants who have failed to complete an Oregon program teacher preparation program are not eligible for the Restricted Teaching License under any circumstance.

(10) 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.

(11) 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

(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.

(12) Next License: Prior to or 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 or Reciprocal Teaching License.

(13) Denial of Reissue: The Executive Director may deny the application for reissue of the license upon failure to show progress in the licensure program needed for the next stage license.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430 & 342.455 - 342.495; 342.553
History:
TSPC 8-2020, amend filed 11/23/2020, effective 01/01/2021
TSPC 2-2019, amend filed 02/25/2019, effective 02/25/2019
TSPC 5-2017, amend filed 11/14/2017, effective 11/15/2017
TSPC 1-2017, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-17
TSPC 1-2016, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-16
TSPC 12-2015, f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16

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