Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 210 - TEACHING LICENSES
584-210-0150 - Restricted Substitute Teaching License

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-210-0150
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 210
TEACHING LICENSES

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 Substitute 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) Qualifications: 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 an Approved Institution or an approved foreign equivalent. Awarding of a higher degree in the arts and sciences or an advanced degree in the professions from an Approved 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 required;

(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.

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 4-2017, f. 6-27-17, cert. ef. 7-1-17
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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