Oregon State Personnel Standards

Audiologist

Discipline Audiologist
License/Certificate Audiology License
State Department Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/bspa/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Supervised clinical experience of not less than 1,820 hours; supervised by a Certificate of Clinical Competency or American Board of Audiology (ABA) holder.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? Praxis II Audiology (Passing Score 170 )

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Discipline Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist
License/Certificate Initial I Teaching License with a Hearing Impaired Endorsement
State Department Teacher Standards and Practice Commission (TSPC)
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 45 quarter hours designed to develop competence in educating hearing impaired learners, to include: (a) Structure and function of the ear; (b) Speech and audiology; (c) Language and communication; (d) Diagnostic and prescriptive techniques; (e) Educational implications of subnormal hearing and deafness; (f) Education of exceptional children and/or youth; and (g) Classroom management and student discipline.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum and student teaching 15 weeks total, 9 weeks needs to be fulltime. Supervised teaching or internship with the hearing impaired.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment (Score of 240); 2) Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Assessment (PPST) (Score of 174 for Reading, 171 for Writing, 175 for Math), or California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST), or Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B)
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) The NCLB Alternative Route Teaching License is issued to an applicant who has not completed an approved teacher education program but who can demonstrate subject-matter competency as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The license is only valid in the district that co-applies for the license with the applicant and in the specific subject area and grade levels at which the license is endorsed and authorized. 2) The Emergency Teaching License is issued in teaching areas in which the applicant does not fully meet the requirements necessary to hold the regular teaching license. The license is restricted to the exact subject-matter areas and grade levels endorsed and authorized on the license. The license is limited in duration and may be granted for any period as determined by the Executive Director. [Alternative Education limited to exact subject-matter endorsement on the license.

Early Childhood Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Educator
License/Certificate Initial I Teaching License with Early Childhood Authorization
State Department Teacher Standards and Practice Commission (TSPC)
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range PreK - 4th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Completion of 21 quarter hours designed to develop competence in early childhood education, to include: (a) Human development with special emphasis on cognitive, physical, language, social, emotional, and aesthetic development from birth through age eight; (b) Foundations of early childhood education, to include familial, social, and cultural contexts and diversity; (c) Curriculum for young children, to include developmentally appropriate objectives, teaching materials, and learning experiences for integrating instruction in language, mathematics, science, social studies, health, safety, nutrition, art, music, drama, and movement; (d) Classroom management to meet the individual needs of young children, to include children with disabilities and special abilities; (e) Observation and evaluation of children's behavior and achievement and use of these data in planning instruction, guiding children, and collaborating with parents and resource persons; and (f) Communicating and conferencing with parents, regular and special educators, and other professional resources to achieve educational objectives with each child.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum and student teaching 15 weeks total, 9 weeks needs to be full-time. Must include experiences in prekindergarten and kindergarten.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment (Score o f 240 ); 2) Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Assessment (PPST) (Score o f 174 for Reading, 171 for Writing, 175 for Math), or California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST), or Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B)
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) The NCLB Alternative Route Teaching License is issued to an applicant who has not completed an approved teacher education program but who can demonstrate subject-matter competency as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The license is only valid in the district that co-applies for the license with the applicant and in the specific subject area and grade levels at which the license is endorsed and authorized. 2) The Emergency Teaching License is issued in teaching areas in which the applicant does not fully meet the requirements necessary to hold the regular teaching license. The license is restricted to the exact subject-matter areas and grade levels endorsed and authorized on the license. The license is limited in duration and may be granted for any period as determined by the Executive Director. [Alternative Education limited to exact subject-matter endorsement on the license.

Early Childhood Special Educator

State Oregon
Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate EI/ECSE Authorization of Early Childhood Specialist and Authorization of Early Childhood Supervisor
State Department Oregon Department of Education
State Department Hyperlink http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=438
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Not specified
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Supervisor must also have 3 years experience with infants, toddlers, young children & families.
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary This information was provided by the Part B&C Coordinator: A temporary waiver may be requested by the EI/ECSE contractor to ODE when an emergency arises due to a misassignment or unsuccessful recruitment efforts.

Early Childhood Special Educator

Discipline Early Childhood Special Educator
License/Certificate Initial I Teaching License with an Early Intervention/Special Education Endorsement
State Department Teacher Standards and Practice Commission (TSPC)
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - 4th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework Complete 21 quarter hours designed to develop competence in: (a) Issues in early intervention and early childhood special education to include professional development, values, and ethics; (b) Typical and atypical child development; (c) Infant, toddler and preschool assessment and evaluation; (d) Family involvement in early intervention and early childhood special education; (e) Intervention strategies to include design, implementation, and evaluation; (f) Interdisciplinary and interagency collaboration to include case management and program management; and (g) Research design and methods in early intervention and early childhood special education.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum and student teaching 15 weeks total, 9 weeks needs to be full time. Must be in early intervention and/or early childhood special education settings.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment (Score o f 240 ); 2) Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Assessment (PPST) (Score o f 174 for Reading, 171 for Writing, 175 for Math), or California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST), or Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B); 3) Early Intervention/Early Childhood Praxis Exam (Score o f 159 ) National Board for Certification
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) The NCLB Alternative Route Teaching License is issued to an applicant who has not completed an approved teacher education program but who can demonstrate subject-matter competency as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The license is only valid in the district that co-applies for the license with the applicant and in the specific subject area and grade levels at which the license is endorsed and authorized. 2) The Emergency Teaching License is issued in teaching areas in which the applicant does not fully meet the requirements necessary to hold the regular teaching license. The license is restricted to the exact subject-matter areas and grade levels endorsed and authorized on the license. The license is limited in duration and may be granted for any period as determined by the Executive Director. [Alternative Education limited to exact subject-matter endorsement on the license.] http://tspc.oregon.gov/licensure/licensure.asp

Family Therapist

Discipline Family Therapist
License/Certificate Marriage and Family Therapy License
State Department Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/OBLPCT/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1. Human Development & Family Studies (6 quarter or 4 semester credits) 2. Marital and Family Theoretical Foundations (3 quarter or 2 semester credits) 3. Marital and Family Therapy Diagnosis and Assessment, Treatment, Principles and Techniques (12 quarter or 8 semester credits) 4. Professional Studies (3 quarter or 2 semester credits) 5. Research Methods or Statistics (3 quarter or 2 semester credits) 6. Supporting Coursework for Specialty (16 semester or 24 quarter credits)
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Clinical/Applied Experience Practicum/internship. 600 clock hours. Direct client contact hours, supervision, staff meetings, community relations, record keeping, supervised in-house practica and off-campus site placement. Focus on relationship issues, couples, and families.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1. Marital and Family Therapy Examination (national Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB) exam)--Unsure of passing score 2. Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists Law and Rules Examination (Score of 23)

Nurse

Discipline Nurse
License/Certificate Registered Nurse License
State Department Oregon State Board of Nursing
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/osbn/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Associate's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must obtain a school nurse license from the Teachers Standards and Practice Commission

Occupational Therapist

Discipline Occupational Therapist
License/Certificate Occupational Therapy License
State Department Occupational Therapy Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/OTLB/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? At least 6 months of supervised fieldwork.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) Score of 450

Physical Therapist

Discipline Physical Therapist
License/Certificate Physical Therapy License
State Department Physical Therapist Licensing Board
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/PTBrd/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Not Specified
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) (Score of 600)

Psychologist

Discipline Psychologist
License/Certificate Psychologist License
State Department Board of Psychologist Examiners
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/OBPE/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Doctorate's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 1) Core Program Areas 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours in each: Scientific and professional ethics and standards;Research design and methodology; Statistics; Psychometric theory; Biological bases of behavior; Cognitive-affective bases of behavior; Social bases of behavior; andIndividual differences in behavior. 2) Clinical Psychology Coursework OR Applied Psychology Coursework 18 semester/27 quarter hours in following areas: Personality and intellectual assessment; Diagnosis; Therapeutic intervention; andEvaluating the efficacy of intervention OR 18 semester/30 quarter hours in concentrated program of study in identified area of psychology
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? 1) Practicum: A duration of at least two semesters, and at least 300 hours of supervised psychological services. 2) Internship: At least 1,500 hours of supervised experience completed within 24 months , and 25% direct client contact
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP): 70 percent on the written examination or a scaled score of 500 on the computer-based examination 2) Oregon Jurisprudence Exam (OJE) (unsure of passing score)

School Psychologist

Discipline School Psychologist
License/Certificate Initial School Psychologist License
State Department Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) or the PPST. CBEST: Total score of 123. The lowest possible score for passing a content area is 37, provided that the passing total score of 123 is achieved. PPST: Reading (174), Writing (171), and Mathematics (175). 2) NTE Specialty Test in School Psychologist Test 10400 (score of 620) 3) a commission-approved test of knowledge of U.S. and Oregon civil rights laws and professional ethics (Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment)

Social Worker – Clinical License

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Clinical Social Worker License
State Department Board of Licensed Social Workers
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Complete the equivalent of two years of full-time experience in the social work field. The minimum, post-master's hours are: 1. 3500 Total Work Hours 2. 2000 Direct Client Hours 3. 100 Supervised Hours
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical exam. According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score. 2) The Oregon Jurisprudence Exam (score of 90%)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must receive the Basic School Personnel license from the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission

Social Worker – Registered Baccalaurate License

Discipline Social Worker
License/Certificate Registered Baccalaurate Social Worker License
State Department Board of Licensed Social Workers
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/BLSW/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Association of Social Work Boards Bachelor's level exam : According to the ASWB website the score would be 70 or 75, but amounts to the same score. 2) The Oregon Jurisprudence Exam (score of 90%)
Additional requirements specific for schools? Must receive the Basic School Personnel license from the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission

Speech Language Pathologist

Discipline Speech Language Pathologist
License/Certificate Speech-Language Pathology License
State Department Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/bspa/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range Birth - Death
Degree Level Requirement Master's
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? A clinical practicum of 400 clock hours, of which 25 must be observational hours and 375 must be direct clinical interaction. Supervision must be provided by a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. At least 325 of these clock hours must be completed while in an accredited graduate program.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? If a practitioner has never held ASHA CCC's (Certificate of Clinical Competence) they are then required to take Praxis II Speech-Language Pathology (Score of 600).

Vision Specialist

Discipline Vision Specialist
License/Certificate Initial I Teaching License with Visually Impaired Endorsement
State Department Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
State Department Hyperlink http://www.oregon.gov/TSPC/Pages/index.aspx
Type of License/Certificate Licensure/Certificate
Age Range 3 yrs - 12th grade
Degree Level Requirement Bachelor's
Licensure Specific Curriculum/Coursework 30 quarter hours designed to develop competence in educating learners with visual impairments to include: (a) Structure and function of the eye; (b) Educational implications of subnormal vision and blindness; (c) Education of the exceptional child; (d) Curriculum and methods of teaching learners with visual impairments (e) Reading, writing, and transcribing Braille (f) Classroom management and student discipline; (g) Orientation and mobility for the classroom teacher; and (h) Diagnostic and prescriptive techniques.
Licensure Require Specific Field or Clinical Work? Practicum and student teaching 15 weeks total, 9 weeks needs to be fulltime. Must include supervised teaching or internship with learners with visual impairments.
Licensure Dependent on an Exam? 1) Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment (Score o f 240 ); 2) Praxis Pre-Professional Skills Assessment (PPST) (Score o f 174 for Reading, 171 for Writing, 175 for Math), or California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST), or Washington Educator Skills Test - Basic (WEST-B)
Alternative Route Provisional or temporary 1) The NCLB Alternative Route Teaching License is issued to an applicant who has not completed an approved teacher education program but who can demonstrate subject-matter competency as defined by the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The license is only valid in the district that co-applies for the license with the applicant and in the specific subject area and grade levels at which the license is endorsed and authorized. 2) The Emergency Teaching License is issued in teaching areas in which the applicant does not fully meet the requirements necessary to hold the regular teaching license. The license is restricted to the exact subject-matter areas and grade levels endorsed and authorized on the license. The license is limited in duration and may be granted for any period as determined by the Executive Director. [Alternative Education limited to exact subject-matter endorsement on the license.] http://tspc.oregon.gov/licensure/licensure.asp