2007 ORS 342.121¹
Teacher and administrator licensing
  • certification from professional organizations
  • certificate not required

(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) In addition to a teaching or administrative license, a person may obtain 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, either on the state or national level. However, a teaching certificate or administrative certificate shall not be required to teach or administer in a public school of this state. [1991 c.662 §11; 1993 c.45 §151]

Note: 342.121 (Teacher and administrator licensing) was added to and made a part of 342.120 (Definitions) 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.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­342.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.