Oregon Statutes - Chapter 342 - Teachers and Other School Personnel - Section 342.147 - Approval of teacher education institutions and programs; rules.

(1) After considering recommendations of the State Board of Education, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission shall establish by rule standards for approval of teacher education institutions and teacher education programs. Public teacher education institutions shall be approved for programs of more than four years’ duration only if teacher education programs which are reasonably attainable in a four-year period are also available in the system of higher education and are designed to culminate in a baccalaureate degree that qualifies its graduates for entry-level teaching licenses.

(2) The commission shall establish rules that allow teacher education programs leading to graduate degrees to commence prior to the student’s completion of baccalaureate degree requirements and that allow the combined use of undergraduate and graduate level course work in achieving program completion.

(3) Whenever any teacher education institution or program is denied approved status or has such status withdrawn such denial or withdrawal must be treated as a contested case within the meaning of ORS chapter 183.

(4) Nothing in this section is intended to grant any authority to the commission relating to granting of degrees or establishing degree requirements that are within the authority of the State Board of Higher Education or any institutions under its jurisdiction or that are within the authority of the governing board of any private institution of higher education. [1973 c.270 §19; 1989 c.521 §2; 1989 c.690 §3; 1993 c.45 §159]

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