Selected Subject Matter and Specialty Endorsements

584-017-0150 The unit assures that candidates for selected subject matter or special education endorsements demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies for multiple authorizations.

(1) Candidates for endorsements in art, ESOL/bilingual, 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 early childhood and elementary education, OR elementary and middle level, OR middle level and high school;

(b) Completing supervised practica and/or student teaching experiences in early childhood and elementary, OR elementary and middle level, OR middle level and high school; and

(c) Documenting knowledge of the endorsement by passing the PRAXIS test in the specialty. The MSAT is not required for these endorsements.

(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.

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

(3) Candidates for endorsements in educational media, hearing impaired, communication disorders, and vision impaired shall 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 student teaching in early childhood and elementary AND middle level and high school; and

(c) Documenting knowledge of the endorsement by passing the PRAXIS test in the specialty. The MSAT is not required for these endorsements.

(4) 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 in Special Education; Preschool/Early Childhood. The Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT) 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, 342.147 & 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

 


Endorsement Requiring Multiple Levels

584-060-0071 There are several specialties in which endorsement of a teaching license must apply to more than one level of authorization. Multiple-subject endorsement is not required at any level for these specialties, meaning that a subject mastery test is required, but the Multiple Subject Assessment Test is not.

(1) Specialized teachers of art, bilingual education with English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), ESOL alone, music, physical education, adaptive physical education, reading, and special education must qualify, through approved academic preparation and through supervised work experience or student teaching, for authorization at two levels: early childhood and elementary, or elementary and middle level, or middle and high school. 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. Additionally, teachers of special education must complete preparation in the full continuum of disabilities: mild, moderate, and severe.

(2) Educational media specialists must qualify, through approved academic preparation and through supervised work experience or student teaching, for authorization at all four levels: early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school.

(3) Teachers for students with communication disorders, hearing impairments, or visual impairments must qualify, through approved academic preparation and through supervised work experience or student teaching, for authorization at all four levels: early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school. Additionally, teachers for the visually impaired must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing Braille by obtaining a certificate of competency from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped or an equivalent certificate currently approved by the commission. Teachers for students with communication disorders 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.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.143, 342.153, 342.165 & 342.223 - 342.232

Hist.: TSPC 4-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02


 

Reading Specialist Early Childhood and Elementary, OR Elementary and Middle Level OR Middle and High School

584-065-0050 The following requirements must be met:

(1) Demonstrated competence in each of the following:

(a) Knowledge and beliefs about reading

(A) Theoretical base

(B) Knowledge base

(C) Individual differences

(D) Reading difficulties

(b) Instruction and assessment

(A) Creating a literate environment for all students

(B) Word identification, vocabulary and spelling

(C) Comprehension/fluency

(D) Study strategies

(E) Written expression

(F) Assessments, evaluation and formal and informal diagnosis

(G) Methods of teaching reading to English language learners

(c) Organizing and enhancing reading programs

(A) Communicating information about reading

(B) Curriculum development

(C) Professional development

(D) Research

(E) Supervision of paraprofessionals

(F) Professionalism

(2) A candidate must also complete student teaching, an internship or a supervised practicum with students in Early Childhood and Elementary, OR Elementary and Middle Level OR Middle Level and High School. 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.

Stat. Auth: 342

Stats. Implemented: 342.120 to 342.143, 342.153, 342.165, 342.223 to 342.232

Hist.: