Specializations: General Provisions
(1)Purpose of Specializations: A specialization on an Oregon educator license is an optional indication of specialized expertise or preparation in an area the Commission recognizes as “added value” on a license. A specialization indicates the educator has demonstrated exceptional knowledge, skills and related abilities in that area. A specialization must meet standards or requirements set by the Commission.
(2)A specialization is distinguished from an endorsement in that a specialization is not required to teach or work in the specialized area, whereas an endorsement is required to work in the subject-matter area.
(3)The specialization will be indicated as follows on the license: Example: Specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder.
(4)An educator may not be labeled as a specialist or call themselves a specialist in any area recognized by the Commission as requiring additional and exceptional preparation without actually holding a specialization on the license.
(5)Reciprocity: A specialization may not be held on, or added to, a reciprocal license.
Rule 584-225-0010 — Specializations: General Provisions,