(1) The Oregon Legislative Assembly has
delegated to the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (Commission) the
authority to establish standards for approval of education preparation
providers and education preparation programs pursuant to ORS
scope of the state approval process includes review and approval of programs
leading to licensure, including endorsement and specialization programs.
Pursuant to ORS
the scope of the state approval process does not include establishing degree
requirements, review of degree programs that do not lead to licensure, or the
authority of the institution to grant degrees.
(2) The Commission has established Oregon
standards for Educator Preparation Providers (EPPs or Unit) in Chapter 584,
(3) The Commission
has established Oregon standards for licensure, endorsement, and specialization
programs (Programs) within the Unit in Chapter 584, Division 420.
(4) The Commission has adopted the Program
Review and Standards Handbook (Handbook), which governs procedures for program
implementation, Program Review, and Unit Review. The Handbook may only be
amended upon official action by the Commission.
requirements and procedures set forth in Chapter 584, Division 400 and 410
became effective upon passage unless otherwise noted in the rule. Chapter 584,
Division 400 and 410 supersedes any related provisions contained in OAR Chapter
584, Division 10 and 17 and any conflicting rule requirements will be resolved