ORS 342.135¹
Basic, standard and other teaching licenses
  • basis of renewal
  • rules

(1) A teaching license provided for in this section shall qualify its holder to accept any instructional assignment from preprimary through grade 12 for which the holder has completed the professional requirements established by the rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(2)(a) A basic teaching license shall be issued on application to an otherwise qualified person who has completed an approved teacher education program and meets the other requirements that the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may consider necessary to maintain and improve quality of instruction in the public schools of the state.

(b) Holders of the basic teaching license who meet the requirements of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to teach in the regular classroom program of the public schools in kindergarten through grade nine may renew the basic license to qualify them to continue in such teaching by verification of successful teaching experience and of continuing professional development in keeping with Teacher Standards and Practices Commission rules.

(c) A holder of the basic teaching license with an endorsement in art, educational media, foreign language, health, home economics, industrial arts, music, physical education and reading may renew the initial basic license by verification of successful teaching experience and of continuing professional development in keeping with Teacher Standards and Practices Commission rules. This paragraph applies to licenses for preprimary programs and grades 1 through 8 and shall include grade 9 if the teacher is teaching in a middle school or a junior high.

(d) Secondary teachers may teach in the public schools, grades 5 through 12, in those subject fields in which they have met the requirements of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(e) A holder of a standard teaching license who meets the requirements of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission to teach in the regular classroom program of the public schools in kindergarten through grade 12 is eligible to renew the standard license to qualify to continue in such teaching by verification of successful teaching experience and of continuing professional development consistent with rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(3)(a) A standard teaching license shall be issued on application to an otherwise qualified person who has completed an approved teacher education program, has taught on a basic teaching license for a minimum period of time to be determined by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, and is recommended for licensing by the approved teacher education institution or the school district, whichever offered the program.

(b) Preparation shall be a planned education program consisting of courses taken in an approved teacher education institution or in an in-service training program offered by a school district for which credit is given by an approved teacher education institution or some combination of both, in accordance with rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(4) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall by rule adopt dates by which continuing professional development is required for renewal of a basic or standard teaching license. [1961 c.439 §4; 1965 c.100 §354; 1965 c.550 §3; 1973 c.270 §5; 1989 c.521 §1; 1993 c.45 §157; 1997 c.383 §6; 2005 c.209 §36]

Note: See note under 342.125 (Types of licenses).

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Teaching certificates for nurses employed in public schools, (1974) Vol 36, p 895

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors342.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 342, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­342ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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