(1) The Oregon Student Assistance Commission shall administer the Oregon Teacher Corps program insofar as practicable in the same manner as the loan program under ORS 348.050 is administered and make rules for the selection of qualified applicants.
(2) Eligibility for the Oregon Teacher Corps is limited to those prospective teachers whom the Oregon Student Assistance Commission determines to have graduated, or currently rank, in the top 20 percent of their high school or college class. The commission shall assess each applicant’s potential for teaching through such means as essays written by the applicant, letters of recommendations from teachers and others, descriptions of relevant teaching experiences, and other appropriate measures. Allowance shall be given for those applicants whom the commission determines to be in at least one of the following categories:
(a) Minority individuals as defined in ORS 200.005;
(b) Prospective teachers in scarce endorsement areas, as defined by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission; or
(c) Prospective teachers who agree to teach in remote and difficult to serve school districts in this state.
(3) Recipients of loans under ORS 329.757 to 329.780 shall be enrolled at least half-time in an approved teacher education program at an Oregon institution of higher education. [Formerly 348.125; 1999 c.704 §6; 2005 c.209 §13]Section: Previous 329.745 329.745 329.750 329.753 329.755 329.757 329.760 329.765 329.770 329.775 329.780 329.788 329.790 329.795 329.800 Next
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