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All Oregon Teaching Licenses Now PK-12

July 14, 2015

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    Sharon Chinn

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

At their June 2015 meeting, TSPC commissioners approved a number of temporary rules, including OAR 584-300-0170 #2:


…(2) Grade-Level Authorizations: (a) Effective July 1, 2015, grade-level authorizations for Basic, Standard, Initial, Initial I, Initial II, Continuing, Professional Teaching and Distinguished Teacher Leader licenses are abolished and all licenses are authorized prekindergarten through grade 12 within the scope of the NCES course-codes assigned to the endorsements held on the license.
(b) Effective July 1, 2015, licensees will no longer be advised that they must add a grade-level authorization program in order to expand the grade levels on their license.
(c) Licensees advised they were required to complete a grade—level authorization program will not be held for failure to complete that requirement.

(d) The Commission will make every effort to identify these licensees to alert them to the new grade—authorization requirements…

In effect, this means that all Oregon teaching licenses are now valid for grades PK-12, within the scope of the NCES course codes assigned to the endorsements on the license.


Please contact TSPC will questions regarding your license:

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Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission