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  News Release
The following is a news release from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Commission. If there are more details that we can provide for you, please feel free to contact us (see Contact Us).
  Adoption of Temporary Rule on Waivers for Student Teaching Requirements
  Released: Monday, March 10, 2003 at 5:00 PM
Effective March 10, 2003, the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission adopted a temporary rule (584-017-0041) to grant temporary authority to the teacher education institutions to make the determination of student teaching competency in lieu of student teaching the entire 15 weeks, if necessary.

Due to the State's recent economic crisis, school districts unexpectedly have to cut days from the 2002-2003 school year. OAR 584-017-0180 requires that 15 weeks be spent student teaching. Students in teacher preparation programs who are completing their student teaching in the latter part of the school year may be unable to complete the requisite 15 weeks.

This temporary rulemaking action will avoid or mitigate these consequences because the new temporary rule will allow the institutions to make a determination of student teaching competency on a case-by-case basis in the instance that a candidate's student teaching time is cut short when a school district closes early due to financial hardship.

The Certificate and Order for Filing Temporary Administrative Rules and Statement of Need and Justification was filed with the Secretary of State effective March 10, 2003, through September 5, 2003.


  Archived: June 15, 2003  [MH:82-1] 
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