Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
584-225-0020 - Adaptive Physical Education Specialization

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-225-0020
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 225

Adaptive Physical Education Specialization

(1) Purpose: An Adaptive Physical Education specialization indicates that an educator has obtain additional and specialized preparation to teach prekindergarten through grade 12 assignments in Adaptive Physical Education.

(2) A specialization is an optional indication of specialized expertise or preparation in an area the Commission recognizes as “added value” on a license. A specialization indicates the educator has demonstrated exceptional knowledge, skills and related abilities in that area. A specialization must meet standards set by the Commission. A specialization is not required to teach in the specialization area indicated on the license.

(3) Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible to add an Adaptive Physical Education specialization to a Preliminary, Professional, Teacher Leader or Legacy Teaching License, an applicant must:

(a) Possess an active and valid non-provisional Oregon teaching license with a Physical Education endorsement;

(b) Complete a Commission-approved Adaptive Physical Education specialization program in accordance with 584-420-0610.

(c) At least fifty percent (50%) of the Adaptive Physical Education coursework must have been completed within five years prior to the date of application for the specialization unless the applicant has ever held the Adaptive Physical Education endorsement on an Oregon Teaching License; and

(d) Submit a complete and correct application to obtain the specialization 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 specialization at the time of renewal will not require an additional cost to the licensure renewal process.

(4) An adaptive physical education specialization may not be added to a provisional license.

(5) The specialization will appear on a license as follows: Specialization: Adaptive Physical Education.

(6) Once the specialization is noted on a license, it may only be removed at the educator’s request.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120–342.430, 342.455-342.495 & 342.553
TSPC 1-2016, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-16
TSPC 13-2015(Temp), f. 11-13-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16 thru 6-28-16

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