2013 ORS § 342.121¹
Teacher and administrator licensing
  • certification

(1) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall issue licenses to teachers and administrators who possess the minimum competencies, knowledge and skills to teach and administer in the public schools of the state.

(2)(a) In addition to a teaching or administrative license, a person may obtain professional certification, indicating a higher degree of competency, knowledge and skill based on work experience and advanced study, from a professional organization of teachers or administrators on the national level. A professional teaching certificate or administrative certificate is not required to teach or administer in a public school of this state.

(b) In addition to holding an administrative license as a superintendent, a person who is a superintendent of an education service district shall obtain certification, indicating a higher degree of competency, knowledge and skill based on work experience and advanced study, from the commission. The certificate shall be designed to ensure that the superintendent has knowledge of theories related to change, strategic planning and financial planning and is capable of formulating interorganizational cooperation and developing partnerships. The certificate described in this paragraph is required for a person to be a superintendent of an education service district of this state. [1991 c.662 §11; 1993 c.45 §151; 2011 c.609 §5; 2011 c.705 §27]

Note: 342.121 (Teacher and administrator licensing) was added to and made a part of 342.120 (Definitions for chapter) to 342.430 (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Account) by legislative action but was not added to any smaller series therein. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.