Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 220 - ENDORSEMENTS
584-220-0010 - Endorsement on Teaching Licenses: General Provisions

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-220-0010
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 220
ENDORSEMENTS

584-220-0010
Endorsement on Teaching Licenses: General Provisions

(1) Purpose of Teaching License Endorsements: The purpose of an endorsement on a teaching license is to indicate the subject areas (content knowledge) for which the educator is authorized to teach. New educators must meet the requirements for content and subject-specific pedagogical knowledge prior to adding an endorsement to an existing Preliminary Teaching License. Experienced educators must meet the Commission-established requirements for content knowledge prior to adding the endorsement to an existing Professional, Teacher Leader or Legacy Teaching Licenses. Only Commission-adopted endorsements may be added to teaching licenses. New endorsements may only be established through official Commission action at a meeting.

(2) Teaching licenses may only hold and add Commission-adopted endorsements. The Commission may establish new endorsements only through official Commission action at a meeting.

(a) Preliminary Teaching License;

(b) Professional Teaching License;

(c) Teacher Leader License; and

(d) Legacy Teaching License.

(3) The following teaching licenses may hold and add teaching endorsements:

(a) Preliminary Teaching License;

(b) Professional Teaching License;

(c) Teacher Leader License; and

(d) Legacy Teaching License.

(4) The following teaching licenses may hold, but not add teaching endorsements:

(a) Reciprocal Teaching License;

(b) Restricted Teaching License;

(c) Emergency Teaching License;

(d) Limited Teaching License; and

(e) International Visiting Teaching License.

(5) The following licenses may not hold or add teaching endorsements, except as noted:

(a) American Indian Languages Teacher (May hold and add American Indian Language endorsements);

(b) Charter school teacher registrations;

(c) Career and Technical Education Teaching Licenses (May hold and add career and technical education (CTE) endorsements);

(d) Substitute Teaching License (Already valid to teach any subject);

(e) Restricted Substitute Teaching License (Already valid to teach any subject);

(f) Administrative licenses or registrations; and

(g) Personnel service licenses and certificates.

(6) Scope of Endorsements: 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. An educator may only be assigned to teach courses within the scope of the endorsements on their license except as provided in OAR 584-210-0170, Atypical Assignments and OAR 584-210-0160, License on Conditional Assignment.

(7) Removing an Endorsement: An educator may request to remove an endorsement from their license. It is the responsibility of the educator to understand all employment issues related to the removal of the endorsement. To remove an endorsement from a license, an educator must submit a correct and complete application for removal of the endorsement in the manner and form required by the Commission, including all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050. Once removed, the educator must meet all current endorsement requirements in order to add back the endorsement.

(8) Endorsements: The Commission approved general education endorsements for teaching licenses are:

(a) Advanced Mathematics;

(b) Agricultural Science;

(c) Art;

(d) Biology;

(e) Business: Generalist;

(f) Business: Marketing;

(g) Career Trades: Generalist (formerly Technology Education);

(h) Chemistry;

(i) Drama;

(j) Elementary — Multiple Subjects (formerly Multiple Subjects Self-Contained);

(k) English Language Arts;

(l) English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL);

(m) Family and Consumer Science

(n) Foundational English Language Arts (formerly Middle School Language Arts);

(o) Foundational Mathematics (formerly Basic Math);

(p) Foundational Science (formerly Middle School Science);

(q) Foundational Social Studies (formerly Middle School Social Studies);

(r) Health;

(s) Integrated Science;

(t) Legacy Art;

(u) Legacy English to Speakers of Other Languages;

(v) Legacy Health;

(w) Legacy World Language;

(x) Legacy Family and Consumer Science;

(y) Legacy Career Trades: Generalist;

(z) Legacy Library Media;

(aa) Legacy Middle Level;

(bb) Legacy Music;

(cc) Legacy Physical Education;

(dd) Legacy Reading;

(ee) Legacy Five Year Elementary;

(ff) Legacy Five Year Secondary;

(gg) Library Media;

(hh) Music;

(ii) Physical Education;

(jj) Physics;

(kk) Reading Intervention (formerly Reading Specialist);

(ll) Social Studies;

(mm) Special Education: Generalist;

(nn) Special Education: Early Intervention;

(oo) Special Education: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing;

(pp) Special Education: Visually Impaired;

(qq) Special Education: Communication Disorders;

(rr) Speech (Forensics);

(ss) World Language: Chinese;

(tt) World Language: French;

(uu) World Language: German;

(vv) World Language: Japanese;

(ww) World Language: Latin;

(xx) World Language: Russian; and

(yy) World Language: Spanish.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
History:
TSPC 5-2017, amend filed 11/14/2017, effective 11/15/2017
TSPC 3-2017(Temp), f. 6-27-17, cert. ef. 7-1-17 thru 12-27-17
TSPC 6-2016, f. & cert. ef. 11-15-16
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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