Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 420 - STATE STANDARDS FOR LICENSURE, ENDORSEMENT AND SPECIALIZATION PROGRAMS
584-420-0460 - Special Education: Program Standards
STATE STANDARDS FOR LICENSURE, ENDORSEMENT AND SPECIALIZATION PROGRAMS
Special Education: Program Standards
(1) Candidates who are prepared for special education: generalist endorsements will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, professional dispositions and cultural competencies necessary to promote the academic, career, personal and social development of students in the special education population.
(2) The Commission may provide approval to an educator preparation program or course of study that prepares candidates for a special education: generalist endorsement only if it includes:
(a) Content that will enable candidates to gain the knowledge, skills, abilities, professional dispositions, and cultural competencies to meet the standards set forth in this rule and the TSPC Program Review and Standards Handbook;
(b) Content that will enable candidates to meet reading instruction requirements as provided in OAR 584-420-0015;
(c) Content that will enable candidates to meet dyslexia instruction requirements as provided in OAR 584-420-0016, a requirement for candidates to complete the Commission-approved subject- matter test for special education;
(e) A requirement for candidates to complete a teacher performance assessment as provided in OAR 584-017-1100;
(f) Field experiences that include supervised teaching or internships in classroom environments with students who are “individuals with exceptionalities” across the full range of disabilities.
(g) Integration of principles of cultural competency, cultural responsive pedagogy and equitable practices are imbedded in each competency standard through the entire special education: generalist endorsement program.
(3) Standard 1: Candidates demonstrate the ability to understand how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities.
(4) Standard 2: Candidates demonstrate the ability to create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with exceptionalities become active and effective learners and develop emotional well-being, positive social interactions, and self-determination.
(5) Standard 3: Candidates demonstrate the ability to use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities.
(6) Standard 4: Candidates demonstrate the ability to use multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions.
(7) Standard 5: Candidates demonstrate the ability to select, adapt, and use a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities.
(8) Standard 6: Candidates demonstrate the ability to use foundational knowledge of the field and their professional, ethical principles and practice standards to inform their special education practice, to engage in life-long learning, and to advance the profession.
(9) Standard 7: Candidates demonstrate the ability to collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with exceptionalities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 – 342.430; 342.455-342.495 & 342.553
TSPC 1-2017, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-17
TSPC 4-2016(Temp), f. 8-31-16, cert. ef. 9-1-16 thru 2-27-17
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