584-017-0150

]Selected Subject Matter and Specialty] Endorsements Requiring Multiple Authorization Levels

 

The unit assures that candidates for selected subject matter or [special education] specialty endorsements demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies for paired multiple authorizations.

 

(1) Candidates for endorsements in art, ESOL/bilingual, ESOL, music, physical education, adaptive physical education, special education and reading shall qualify for two levels of authorization by:

 

(a) Completing preparation in developmental psychology and methods appropriate for paired multiple levels at:

 

(A) Early childhood and elementary education; [OR]

 

(B) Elementary and middle level; or

 

(C) Middle level and high school.

 

(b) Completing supervised practica [and/or] or student teaching experiences [in early childhood and elementary, OR elementary and middle level, OR middle level and high school] at the levels in which the candidate wishes to be authorized; and

 

(c) Documenting knowledge of the endorsement by passing the [PRAXIS] required Commission-approved test or tests in the specialty area. The [MSAT] Multiple Subjects Examination (MSE) is not required for these endorsements, recognizing that passage of the MSE at these authorizations levels does not authorize the educator to teach multiple subjects outside of their specific endorsement specialty.

 

(d) Candidates completing a practica experience at either early childhood or elementary and at either middle or high school level shall qualify for authorization for pre-primary through grade twelve in the specialty endorsement.

 

(2) Candidates for special education endorsements, in addition to the requirements stated in section [(1)] (2) of this rule, must complete preparation in the continuum of mild, moderate and severe disabilities [(mild, moderate, and severe)].

 

(3) Candidates for endorsements in educational media, hearing impaired, communication disorders, and vision impaired [shall] must qualify for four levels of authorization by:

 

(a) Completing preparation in psychological foundations and methods appropriate for early childhood and elementary AND middle level and high school;


 

(b) Completing a supervised work experience [and/or] or student teaching in early childhood and elementary AND middle level and high school; and

 

(c) Documenting knowledge of the endorsement by passing the [PRAXIS] required Commission-approved test or tests in the specialty. The [MSAT] Multiple Subjects Examination (MSE) is not required for these endorsements, recognizing that passage of the MSE at these authorizations levels does not authorize the educator to teach multiple subjects outside of their specific endorsement specialty.

 

(4) Candidates for endorsement in visually impaired, in addition to the requirements of subsection (4) above; must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing Braille by obtaining a certification of competency from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped or an equivalent certificate approved by the commission.

 

(5) Candidates for endorsement in communications disorders, in addition to the requirements of subsection (4) above; may obtain authorization at all four levels by earning a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association or successor approved by the commission.

 

[(4)] (6) Candidates for endorsements in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education must qualify for the Early Childhood Authorization only by:

 

(a) Completing preparation in psychological foundations and methods appropriate for Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention;

 

(b) Completing a supervised practicum in early intervention and early childhood special education; [and]

 

(c) Documenting knowledge of the endorsement by passing [PRAXIS Test] the required Commission-approved test or tests in Special Education; Preschool/Early Childhood; and

 

(d) The [Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT)] Multiple Subjects Examination (MSE) is required for Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention I endorsement, but is not required for the Early Childhood Education/Early Intervention II endorsement.

 

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342
Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120, ORS 342.147 & ORS 342.165
Hist.: TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 7-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-8-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; TSPC 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-15-03