Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 220 - ENDORSEMENTS
584-220-0070 - English Language Arts

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-220-0070
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 220
ENDORSEMENTS

584-220-0070
English Language Arts

(1) Purpose: A English Language Arts endorsement indicates that an educator is qualified to teach prekindergarten through grade 12 assignments in English Language Arts as provided by the TSPC course catalogue for English Language Arts.

(2) An educator is not authorized to teach in the endorsed area unless and until the endorsement is officially added to the license, except as provided in OAR 584-210-0170, Atypical Assignments and OAR 584-210-0160, License on Conditional Assignment.

(3) Adding to Existing Preliminary Teaching License: An English Language Arts endorsement may be added to an existing Preliminary Teaching license by demonstrating content knowledge and completing English Language Arts pedagogy requirements as defined in this rule. To be eligible to add an English Language Arts endorsement to an existing Preliminary Teaching License, an applicant must:

(a) Meet one of the following content knowledge requirements:

(A) Provide documentation of a passing score on the Commission-approved subject mastery test for English Language Arts; or

(B) Complete Commission-approved coursework of at least forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours designed to develop competency in English Language Arts that includes:

(i) American literature;

(ii) English literature;

(iii) World literature;

(iv) Advanced written expression;

(v) Oral expression; and

(vi) General and cultural linguistics.

(C) At least fifty percent (50%) of the English Language Arts coursework must have been completed within five years prior to the date of application for the endorsement.

(b) Meet one of the following English Language Arts pedagogy requirements:

(A) Admission to and completion of a Commission-approved English Language Arts preparation program; or

(B) Complete an English Language Arts pedagogy course of at least three quarter or two semester hours acceptable to the Commission. The course must include the word pedagogy or methods in the course title or must be acceptable to the Commission upon evaluation of course syllabi or other evidence; or

(C) Complete a supervised practicum in an English Language Arts assignment in a public school setting. To verify the practicum, a school district must submit a PEER form and a statement verifying that:

(i) The applicant completed at least 60 hours of a supervised practicum in English Language Arts courses;

(ii) The practicum was supervised by a teacher holding a Professional, Teacher Leader or Legacy Teaching license with an English Language Arts endorsement. If the school or school district is unable to provide a teacher with an English Language Arts endorsement, the school or school district may permit a teacher holding a Professional, Teacher Leader or Legacy Teaching license with an alternate endorsement to supervise the practicum, as approved by the Director of Licensure. The reason for using a supervisor with an alternate endorsement must be noted on the verification statement for the practicum; and

(iii) The applicant has obtained the required pedagogy skills to teach English Language Arts.

NOTE: The district must indicate in the statement that the supervisory teacher supports the verification of applicant skill level.

(D) At the Executive Director’s or Licensure Director’s discretion, other English Language Arts teaching experience such as teaching in at a post-secondary institution or in a private school setting may qualify to satisfy the practicum experience. In these settings, verification from the employer of satisfactory completion of the teaching experience with at least 60 clock hours of English Language Arts instruction is required to qualify as a suitable practicum to add the endorsement.

(c) Submit a complete and correct application to obtain the endorsement in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.

NOTE: Adding the endorsement at the time of licensure renewal does not require an additional application fee.

(4) Adding to Other Existing Licenses: To be eligible to add an English Language Arts endorsement to an existing Professional, Teacher Leader or Legacy teaching license, an applicant must:

(a) Meet one of the following content knowledge requirements:

(A) Provide documentation of a passing score on the Commission-approved subject mastery test for English Language Arts; or

(B) Complete Commission-approved coursework of at least forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours designed to develop competency in English Language Arts that includes:

(i) American literature;

(ii) English literature;

(iii) World literature;

(iv) Advanced written expression;

(v) Oral expression; and

(vi) General and cultural linguistics.

(C) At least fifty percent (50%) of the English Language Arts coursework must have been completed within five years prior to the date of application for the endorsement.

(b) Submit a complete and correct application to obtain the endorsement in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of all required fees as provided in OAR 584-200-0050.

NOTE: Adding the endorsement at the time of licensure renewal does not require an additional application fee.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.553
History:
TSPC 2-2018, amend filed 04/17/2018, effective 04/17/2018
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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