Oregon Administrative Rules
584 - Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
Division 70 - TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSONNEL LICENSES
584-070-0112 - Restricted School Counselor License

Universal Citation: OR Admin Rules 584-070-0112
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Chapter 584 Division 70
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSONNEL LICENSES

584-070-0112
Restricted School Counselor License

(1) Upon filing a correct and complete application in form and manner prescribed by the Commission, a qualified applicant may be granted a Restricted School Counselor License.

(2) The Restricted School Counselor License is issued jointly to an applicant and a district.

(3) Terms of Licensure: The Restricted School Counselor License may be reissued up to two times and is valid for a length of term, as provided:

(a) For applications received from July 1 through December 31, the first Restricted School Counselor 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 School Counselor License is valid through June 30 of the following school year, unless otherwise requested by the sponsoring district;

(c) The second and third (final) term is issued for a maximum of one year and with an expiration date of the next June 30.

(d) Upon expiration of the final term (after second reissue) of the Restricted School Counselor License, the educator must qualify for the Preliminary School Counselor License.

(4) The Restricted School Counselor License will be restricted for use within a district that has applied for it jointly with the counselor and may not be used for substitute teaching unless the educator also holds another license valid for substitute teaching issued by the Commission.

(5) To be eligible for a Restricted School Counselor License, the applicant must:

(a) 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;

(b) Have attained a bachelor's or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution or approved foreign equivalent;

(c) Meet one of the following qualifications:

(A) Be enrolled in a school counselor program approved for school counseling licensure by any state and have completed approximately one-half of the program;

(B) Have been a full-time certified Child Development Specialist (CDS) for at least three academic years; or

(C) Have a master’s degree in a counseling-related field.

(D) The candidate must submit an official transcript and/or any other evidence that the Commission requires to determine the candidate has met the qualifications of this subsection.

(d) Obtain a passing score on a Commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights and professional ethics;

(e) Furnished fingerprints in the manner prescribed by the Commission and provide satisfactory responses to the character questions contained in the Commission’s licensure application. (See also, OAR 584-050-0150 for Criminal Records Check Requirement);

(f) Submit a letter from the sponsoring district describing the particular need in relation to the applicant's school counselor qualifications. The district must agree to provide a mentor and identify that mentor in the letter of application. The district must attest that circumstances prevent hiring a suitable school counselor holding an unrestricted full-time license appropriate for the assignment to be filled; and

(g) Have never held any type of Restricted School Counselor License.

(5) Restricted School Counselor Licenses are subject to special renewal conditions:

(a) First Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) 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;

(B) A statement from the co-applicant district, as provided in subsection (5)(f); and

(C) Proof of admission and enrollment or proof of pending enrollment into a program for school counselor licensure program. The school counselor licensure program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR chapter 584, Division 420.

(b) Second Renewal: The applicant must submit:

(A) 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;

(B) A statement from the co-applicant district, as provided in subsection (5)(f); and

(C) Evidence the educator has completed more than 50 percent of the program to complete the Preliminary School Counselor License requirements. The completion of more than 50 percent of the program must be verified by the educator preparation program in which the educator is enrolled. The school counselor licensure program must be approved by the Commission pursuant to OAR chapter 584, Division 400 and 420.

(6) The Executive Director may deny the application for renewal of the license upon failure to show progress in the licensure program needed for the next stage license.

(7) Prior to or upon expiration of the final term (after second reissue) of the Restricted School Counselor License, recipients of this license must meet all the requirements of the Preliminary School Counselor License.

(8) The Restricted School Counselor License is not transferable to another district. However, another district may co-apply for a Restricted School Counselor License for any time remaining in the original terms, starting from the date the first Restricted School Counselor License was issued. A complete and correct application in the form and manner required by the Commission, including payment of required fees, as provided in OAR 584-200-0050, must accompany the request.

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 342
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533
History:
TSPC 5-2017, amend filed 11/14/2017, effective 11/15/2017
TSPC 9-2014, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-14
TSPC 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12
TSPC 9-2010, f. 12-15-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11
TSPC 5-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 12-31-10
TSPC 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-09
TSPC 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-08
TSPC 5-2007, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-07

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