Or. Admin. R. 584-010-0001 - Purpose of Program Approval

(1) The Oregon Legislative Assembly has delegated to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission the authority to establish standards for approval of educator preparation programs through Oregon Revised Statutes 342.147 and 342.165.
(2) In 1987, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission established the first standards for approval of college and university preparation programs based on competence of prospective educators rather than prescribed courses.
(3) In 1997, the Commission revised standards to reflect changes in education and to focus preparation on the competence of candidates.
(4) The Commission's standards emphasize qualitative rather than quantitative aspects of units and programs.
(5) In 2012, the Commission adopted revised standards for programs and units to reflect changes in the national standards for teacher preparation, to focus preparation on the competence of candidates and to emphasize a continuous improvement process based on assessment and data.
(6) The standards for program approval are contained in Divisions 17, 18, 65, and 66 of these administrative rules.
(7) Units must meet all standards to receive unconditional approval for a program pursuant to OAR 584-010-0025 Recommendations Following On-Site Review.
(8) The Commission has adopted handbooks and manuals that govern the procedures for unit review and program review and contain the rubrics for accreditation standards evaluation. Once adopted, these handbooks and manuals may only be amended upon official action by the Commission.


Or. Admin. R. 584-010-0001
TSPC 2-1998, f. 2-4-98, cert. ef. 1-15-99; TSPC 6-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-02; Renumbered from 584-017-0001, TSPC 2-2008, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-08; TSPC 3-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-9-12; TSPC 9-2012, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-12

Stat. Auth.: ORS 342

Stats. Implemented: ORS 342.120 - 342.430, 342.455 - 342.495 & 342.533

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