2015 ORS 342.136¹
Preliminary teaching license, personnel service license and administrative license
  • renewal

(1) A preliminary teaching license, personnel service license or administrative license shall qualify its holder to accept any assignment from preprimary through grade 12 for which the holder has completed the requirements established by the rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(2) A preliminary teaching license, personnel service license or administrative license shall be issued on application to an otherwise qualified applicant who has completed an approved professional education program and meets such other requirements as the commission may consider necessary to maintain and improve the quality of instruction in the public schools of the state.

(3) A preliminary teaching license, personnel service license or administrative license may be renewed if the applicant meets the requirements established by the commission by rule.

(4) The commission shall develop a process that allows a teacher holding a preliminary teaching license to continually renew the preliminary teaching license based on the completion of requirements established by the rules of the commission if the teacher does not qualify for a professional teaching license due to lack of employment. [1997 c.383 §4; 2003 c.525 §1; 2013 c.286 §8; 2015 c.279 §1; 2015 c.647 §38]

Note: The amendments to 342.136 (Preliminary teaching license, personnel service license and administrative license) by section 39, chapter 647, Oregon Laws 2015, become operative July 1, 2020, and first apply to the 2020-2021 school year. See section 40, chapter 647, Oregon Laws 2015. The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2020, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

342.136 (Preliminary teaching license, personnel service license and administrative license). (1) A preliminary teaching license, personnel service license or administrative license shall qualify its holder to accept any assignment from preprimary through grade 12 for which the holder has completed the requirements established by the rules of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission.

(2) A preliminary teaching license, personnel service license or administrative license shall be issued on application to an otherwise qualified applicant who has completed an approved professional education program and meets such other requirements as the commission may consider necessary to maintain and improve the quality of instruction in the public schools of the state.

(3) In addition to any requirements imposed under subsections (1) and (2) of this section, an applicant for a preliminary teaching license must complete a supervised clinical practice experience. The supervised clinical practice experience:

(a) May include student teaching, internships, observations and similar experiences;

(b) Must be under the direction of:

(A) A supervisor from the approved educator preparation program in which the applicant is enrolled; and

(B) A teacher who is from the school district where the applicant is completing the supervised clinical practice experience and who:

(i) Possesses a teaching license issued by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission;

(ii) Has been an effective teacher for three or more years, as determined under rules adopted by the commission; and

(iii) Is trained to supervise the applicant during the applicant’s supervised clinical practice experience and to work in partnership with the applicant’s supervisor from an approved educator preparation program; and

(c) Must comply with other requirements adopted by the commission by rule.

(4) A preliminary teaching license, personnel service license or administrative license may be renewed if the applicant meets the requirements established by the commission by rule.

(5) The commission shall develop a process that allows a teacher holding a preliminary teaching license to continually renew the preliminary teaching license based on the completion of requirements established by the rules of the commission if the teacher does not qualify for a professional teaching license due to lack of employment.

Note: Sections 3 and 4, chapter 279, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

Sec. 3. Work group on supervised clinical practice experiences. (1) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall convene a work group to meet throughout the 2015-2017 biennium and to assist with the implementation of the requirements in ORS 342.136 (Preliminary teaching license, personnel service license and administrative license) related to supervised clinical practice experiences.

(2) The work group shall include teachers who supervise teacher candidates during a clinical practice experience and representatives of educator preparation programs, public and private universities, school districts and nonprofit organizations.

(3) The work group shall:

(a) Develop standards and guidelines for the training of teachers who supervise persons during a supervised clinical practice experience.

(b) Recommend any legislative changes necessary for the implementation of requirements related to supervised clinical practice experiences.

(c) Identify possible funding sources necessary for the implementation of requirements related to supervised clinical practice experiences.

(d) Develop a plan that provides for the training of teachers from school districts who will provide supervision during supervised clinical practice experiences so that:

(A) 500 teachers are trained each school year from the 2017-2018 school year until the 2020-2021 school year; and

(B) 100 teachers are trained during the 2020-2021 school year and each subsequent school year. [2015 c.279 §3]

Sec. 4. Repeal. Section 3 of this 2015 Act is repealed July 1, 2017. [2015 c.279 §4]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 342—Teachers and Other School Personnel, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors342.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.