2015 ORS 342.208¹
Model career pathways for instructional assistants to become licensed teachers

(1) The Chief Education Office shall develop model career pathways for instructional assistants, as defined in ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter), to become licensed teachers. The model career pathways must take into consideration the skills and experience attained by an instructional assistant.

(2) The model career pathways must identify:

(a) The minimum requirements for an instructional assistant to participate in a career pathway, including the requirement that the instructional assistant have attained at least an associate degree and be currently employed by a school district or an education service district.

(b) Guidelines for school districts, education service districts and institutions of higher education to collaborate to assist an instructional assistant who is participating in a career pathway. [2013 c.286 §§2,4; 2015 c.245 §§19,20; 2015 c.774 §21]

Note: The amendments to 342.208 (Model career pathways for instructional assistants to become licensed teachers) by section 53, chapter 774, Oregon Laws 2015, become operative June 30, 2019. See section 72, chapter 774, Oregon Laws 2015, as amended by section 14, chapter 682, Oregon Laws 2015, and section 20, chapter 763, Oregon Laws 2015. The text that is operative on and after June 30, 2019, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

342.208 (Model career pathways for instructional assistants to become licensed teachers). (1) The State Board of Education shall develop model career pathways for instructional assistants, as defined in ORS 342.120 (Definitions for chapter), to become licensed teachers. The model career pathways must take into consideration the skills and experience attained by an instructional assistant.

(2) The model career pathways must identify:

(a) The minimum requirements for an instructional assistant to participate in a career pathway, including the requirement that the instructional assistant have attained at least an associate degree and be currently employed by a school district or an education service district.

(b) Guidelines for school districts, education service districts and institutions of higher education to collaborate to assist an instructional assistant who is participating in a career pathway.

Note: 342.208 (Model career pathways for instructional assistants to become licensed teachers) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 342 or any series therein by legislative action. 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.