584-060-0635 Adding Specializations to Teaching Licenses

 

 

Summary of Proposed Action: Adds Talented and Gifted and American Sign Language Specialization rule.

Background: The Commission passed the rule for adding specialization to a license at the November 2014 meeting. The proposed rulemaking adds Talented and Gifted and American Sign Language to the list of Commission-approved specializations. At the January Commission meeting, the Commission will be considering if the ASL specialization should stay as a specialization, as proposed in this rule, or should be changed to an endorsement.

 

Copy of Proposed Rule

 

584-060-0635

Adding Specializations to Teaching Licenses

 

(1) Specializations on teaching licenses represent an optional notation of a specialized expertise or preparation in a single subject area. The purpose of the specialization is to recognize that an educator has demonstrated exceptional knowledge, skills and abilities in the single subject area. Specializations are not required to teach or work in the specialized areas. Specializations do not limit the scope or area of licensure.

(2) Specializations include the following areas:

(a) Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist;

(b) Dual Language;

(c) Elementary Mathematics Instructional Coach;

(d) Talented and Gifted; and

(e) World Language: American Sign Language.

 

(3) Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist: To be eligible to add an Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist specialization to a non-provisional license, an applicant must meet the requirements set forth in OAR 584-066-0010(3).

(4) Dual Language Specialization: To be eligible to add a Dual Language specialization to a non-provisional license, an applicant must meet the requirements set forth in OAR 584-066-0015(1).

(5) Elementary Mathematics Instructional Coach: To be eligible to add an Elementary Mathematics Instructional Coach specialization to a non-provisional license, an applicant must meet the requirements set forth in OAR 584-066-0020(2).

(6) Talented and Gifted Specialization: To be eligible to add a Talented and Gifted specialization to a non-provisional license, and applicant must meet the requirements set forth in OAR 584-066-0025.

(7) World Language: American Sign Language Specialization: To be eligible to add an American Sign Language specialization to a non-provisional license, an applicant must meet the requirements set forth in OAR 584-066-0020.

(6) Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist, Dual Language, and Elementary Mathematics Instructional Coach, Talented and Gifted, and American Sign Language specializations may not be added to a provisional teaching license.

(7) Specializations do not replace or preclude the endorsement requirements for teaching licenses set forth in OAR Chapter 584, Division 60. Specializations will be noted on a license as an addition to the required endorsement area. Notations of specializations will appear on teaching licenses as follows: Example: Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist.

 

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 342.430; 342.455 342.495; 342.553
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