(1) Teaching licenses shall be issued and renewed by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission by the authority of the State of Oregon, subject to ORS 342.120 to 342.430 and the rules of the commission.
(2) Subject to subsection (4) of this section, teaching licenses shall be of the following types:
(a) Basic teaching license.
(b) Standard teaching license.
(c) Administrative license.
(d) Restricted teaching license.
(3) Subject to ORS 342.130 and to subsection (4) of this section and in addition to the teaching licenses described in subsection (2) of this section, licenses shall be of the following types:
(a) Initial teaching license.
(b) Continuing teaching license.
(c) Initial personnel service license.
(d) Continuing personnel service license.
(e) Initial administrative license.
(f) Continuing administrative license.
(4) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission may establish other types of teaching licenses as it considers necessary for operation of the public schools of the state and may prescribe the qualifications for the licenses. However, no license established under the authority of this subsection is required for a regular classroom teaching position in the public schools.
(5)(a) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall establish a public charter school teacher and administrator registry. The commission shall require the applicant and the public charter school to jointly submit an application requesting registration as a public charter school teacher or administrator. The application shall include:
(A) A description of the specific teaching or administrator position the applicant will fill;
(B) A description of the background of the applicant that is relevant to the teaching or administrator position, including any post-secondary education or other experience; and
(C) Documentation as required by the commission for the purposes of conducting a criminal records check as provided in ORS 181.534 and a background check through an interstate clearinghouse of revoked and suspended licenses.
(b) Subject to the results of the criminal records check and background check and to information received under ORS 342.143 (2), the commission shall approve the application for registration. The commission may deny a request for registration only on the basis of the criminal records check, the background check through an interstate clearinghouse of revoked and suspended licenses or the information received under ORS 342.143 (2). The registration is valid for three years and may be renewed upon joint application from the teacher or administrator and the public charter school.
(c) A registration as a public charter school teacher qualifies its holder to accept the teaching position described in the application in the public charter school that submitted the application with the holder of the registration.
(d) A registration as a public charter school administrator qualifies its holder to accept the administrator position described in the application in the public charter school that submitted the application with the holder of the registration.
(6) The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall adopt an expedited process for the issuance of any license established pursuant to this section. The process may require a school district superintendent or school district board and the applicant to jointly submit an application requesting an emergency license. Within two working days after receiving a completed application the commission shall issue the emergency license. However, the commission may limit the number of applications for expedited service from a school district or education service district to not more than 100 applications in a period of two working days. For purposes of this subsection, the commission may not distinguish between a school district or education service district involved in a labor dispute and any other school district or education service district. [1961 c.439 §2; 1965 c.100 §349; 1965 c.550 §2; part renumbered 342.127; 1973 c.270 §3; 1981 c.663 §2; 1991 c.662 §5; 1993 c.45 §152; 1997 c.352 §1; 1997 c.383 §1; 1999 c.199 §2; 2005 c.730 §17; 2007 c.575 §8]
Note: Section 154, chapter 45, Oregon Laws 1993, provides:
Sec. 154. Subject matter endorsement. Notwithstanding ORS 342.125 (2) and 342.135, a teacher shall be granted a subject matter endorsement if the teacher held a basic license and a subject matter endorsement on or before January 1, 1981. [1993 c.45 §154; 2005 c.209 §35]Section: Previous 342.105 342.110 342.115 342.120 342.121 342.122 342.123 342.125 342.126 342.127 342.130 342.135 342.136 342.138 342.140 Next
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