2015 ORS 342.153¹
Proficiency in Braille required for teaching license to provide education to blind students

(1) Any applicant for a teaching license to provide education to students who are blind, as defined in ORS 343.565 (Definitions for ORS 343.565 to 343.595), shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing Braille, as defined in ORS 343.565 (Definitions for ORS 343.565 to 343.595).

(2) Any applicant for a teaching license to provide education to students who are blind shall be required to demonstrate proficiency by completion of grade I and grade II Braille coursework at a college level.

(3) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall adopt procedures to assess the proficiencies developed through workshops and courses in grade I and grade II Braille that are consistent with standards set by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress. [1993 c.380 §8; 1995 c.798 §2]

Note: 342.153 (Proficiency in Braille required for teaching license to provide education to blind students) was added to and made a part of 342.120 (Definitions for chapter) to 342.430 (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission Account), 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/­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.