Please note the following requirements to meet the federal definition for "highly qualified teacher" for all Charter School Teachers teaching in core academic subjects. These changes in application processing will impact all new teacher applicants seeking a charter school registry. The changes will also affect renewal application for Charter School registered teachers teaching in core academic subjects.
To avoid delays in processing time, please double check that all charter school registered teachers meet the federal definition for highly qualified teacher in all core academic subjects.
Please also make sure your teacher applicants have completed the Civil Rights exam prior to renewal or first application. (Pursuant to ORS 342.123.) The requirements for these teachers are spelled out in detail in the link below to the Executive Numbered Memoranda issued by the Oregon Department of Education in 2012.
TSPC requires official transcripts evidencing a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and proof teachers meet content competency in all core academic subjects.
Please note: Special education teachers must be fully prepared special education teachers per the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Executive Numbered Memo: 009-2012-13 - Charter School Accountability, Achievement Compacts, Licensure/Registration, and Highly Qualified Requirements
Data Classification Level: 1 - Published
February 2014; DO: Chamberlain