Spring Modification FAQ

Spring 2020 Licensure Recommendation & Program Completion Clarification (updated 5/26/20)

The Oregon TSPC has approved a one time modified spring 2020 practicum for the UOTeach Program of Study. This modification only applies to UOTeach students who entered the program in the summer of 2019 and complete their coursework, practicum, testing and degree spring 2020.

Elementary Multiple Subject
Successfully Complete the Following

Secondary Primary Endorsement Area
Successfully Complete the Following

*All Academic Courses
160 hours of evaluated student teaching
*Spring modified edTPA
*Spring virtual practicum course
*Passed ORELAs
Subtest I & Subtest II
*Civil Rights
* ESOL(see below)

*All Academic Courses
160 hours of evaluated student teaching
* Spring modified edTPA
* Spring virtual practicum course
* Passed ORELAs
* Subject Area ORELA
* Civil Rights
* ESOL(see below)

COE Licensure Recommendation Completion to Oregon TSPC and graduate program completion:   

 

 

 

 

 

 


FULL RECOMMENDATION ENDORSEMENTS WITH PASSING PRIMARY ENDORSEMENT ORELA/s

Non-provisional Oregon License Recommendation
Completed and Passed practicum (modified edTPA pass and primary ORELA pass):

  1. Complete and pass, spring practicum (passing modified edTPA) with University Supervisor on TK20
  2. Pass all primary endorsement ORELA exams.
  3. Pass ESOL modified work sample in EDST 609.
    You will have 1 year to pass the ESOL ORELA.
  4. Complete all M.Ed. academic coursework.  
  5. Submit the COE TSPC Program Completion Recommendation Request form and upload pdf evidence of their edtpa TK20 submission.
    It is critical that this form be completed as soon as you have your final modified edTPA score in TK20.
    It must be completed by September 1, 2020 at the latest to be eligible for the waiver of the formal Pearson scored edTPA.
  6. COE Recommendations for licensure will got to TSPC in Summer of 2020 following TSPC approval of all waivers.
  7. Follow the steps at the TSPC licensure application website to complete application.
    (COE’s Frequently Asked Questions about the TSPC application process.)

 

RESTRICTED RECOMMENDATION FOR ENDORSEMENTS WITHOUT PASSING ORELAs

Restricted Oregon License Recommendation
Candidate completed and passed practicum (modified edTPA pass required)
BUT ESOL and/or Elementary Subtest I and/or II are not yet passed:

The COE will recommend candidates who have completed everything in the program, including the practicum modified edTPA.
The recommendation will go to TSPC regardless of missing ORELA scores. If candidates have outstanding NES/ORELA Elementary Subtest I & II, or the ESOL ORELA), candidates have 12 months to get those scores to the Oregon TSPC under TSPC’s COVID-19 modification.

  1. Complete and pass, spring practicum (passing modified edTPA) with University Supervisor on TK20
  2. Pass ESOL modified work sample in EDST 609.  You will have 1 year to pass the ESOL ORELA.
  3. Missing ORELA exam/s in endorsement area (Elementary Subtest I and II; ESOL ORELA)
    You will have 1 year to pass your primary endorsement ORELAs (This applies to Elementary candidates only.)
    You will have 1 year to pass the ESOL ORELA.
  4. Complete all M.Ed. academic coursework.  
  5. Submit the COE TSPC Program Completion Recommendation Request form and upload pdf evidence of their edtpa TK20 submission.   (You will use one form for both primary and second ESOL endorsement)
  6. COE Recommendations for licensure will got to TSPC in Summer of 2020. (Pause here and go to NOTE* below.)
  7. Follow the steps at the TSPC licensure application website to complete application.
  *Note:  The candidate can pause the process here if they have not yet passed the PRIMARY ENDORSEMENT ORELAs.  This will only impact Elementary candidates.  If an Elementary Candidate has not passed the Elementary ORELA’s yet, they should not apply for the primary endorsement Restricted License until they have either a.) passed that ORELA or b.) secured a restricted license teaching position.

While this candidate is on the job search they should be sure to take the remaining ORELA.  The candidate can tell potential employers that they are currently eligible for an Oregon Restricted License.  

 


NO RECOMMENDATION AT THIS TIME (extend program of study)

Delay in recommendation for licensure due to course incomplete OR incomplete on practicum modified edTPA

Candidates can NOT be forwarded for a license recommendation with an incomplete on a) the COVID modified edTPA or b) in an incomplete in any course. In such cases: Candidate must complete the COVID modified edTPA assessment with their supervisor (by September 1, 2020) before they can be recommended to TSPC.  Candidate must complete all UOTeach coursework (by September 1, 2020) before they can be recommended to TSPC. 

  1. Any candidate who does not finish the edTPA must be given an “I” or an “F” in practicum.
    Determination of I or F will be based on the individual candidate working directly with their university supervisor and coordinator.
  2. If you get an I or F, you do not degree this term.
  3. Any candidate who has an incomplete in any UOTeach coursework.  This will also prevent you from attaining your degree this term.
  4. A candidate with an “I” (incomplete) will have until September 1, 2020 to meet a passing score on the modified edTPA and/or pass any incomplete coursework.
    Only incompletes cleared no later than September 1, 2020 will meet the December of 2020 TSPC deadline to clear all incomplete work and have an updated transcript.
  5. If the incomplete in the modified edTPA extends beyond September 1, 2020, the candidate will be required to repeat the practicum term and perform/pass a new Pearson scored edTPA.
  6. The candidate will need to enroll in a new full term of practicum within the next 3 years to complete the current program of study (subject to TSPC licensure changes).
  7. Graduate School policy regarding incompletes: The UO Grad School gives grad students one year to resolve incompletes with faculty, after one year, removal of incomplete requires a petition form.  

UO Master’s Degree Completion 

  1. Graduate students can attain their M.Ed. degree this spring term once they have completed all academic coursework.  
  2.  
  3. Under UOTeach policy, a student with an incomplete in coursework has THREE years to complete incompletes and qualify for a Curriculum & Teaching Master’s degree. Candidates only have until December of 2020 for the licensure recommendation. Beyond that, there is no guarantee, and students should expect additional state required course requirements.
  4. Graduate School policy regarding incompletes: The UO Grad School gives grad students one year to resolve incompletes with faculty, after one year, removal of incomplete requires a petition form.   

SPRING 2020 COVID Modifications
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ’s

1. If I have questions about my spring term classes, who should I contact? 

We will be holding regular all student weekly advising Zoom meetings (see email invite). The goal of our first meetings was to connect you with each other and get us used to the Zoom format. Please use the weekly Qualtrics feedback surveys to follow up with your questions.

In addition, we will be sending out individually revised study plans this coming week. Please review these and respond to uoteach@uoregon.edu as you have questions. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience!

2. What will my Spring term schedule look like?

Courses will continue to use Canvas but meetings and advising sessions will be via Zoom. Please try to be available during the dates and times below. Attendance is preferred but not required. Our goal is to make the spring term meaningful and low stress as possible.

Mondays Evenings:

 

· Elementary EDST 609 (7:30-8:30pm) Gutierez-Schmich/Ivey – all elementary students

· Secondary EDST 609: (6:00-7:00pm) Heffernan – all secondary students

· EDST 556 Decolonization (2:00 pm) Jacob – several Sapsik’wala students

Tuesdays:

 

· 3:00pm EDST 609 – Mid-High Job Fair Sessions (starting week 2)

· Mid-High EDST 607 (5:00pm) Patterson/Secondary Supervisors – all secondary students

Wednesday Evenings:

· EDST 614 Cultural Context (5:00pm) Goode/Pratt – 50UOTeach students

· EDST 555 Homophobia (4:00pm) Heffernan/Wilson – 6UOTeach students and 30 undergraduates

Thursdays:

 

· 3:00pm EDST 609 – Job Fair Sessions (starting week 2)

· Elementary EDST 607 (4:00pm) Whipple/University Supervisors – All elementary students

Fridays:

 

· Weekly Program Director ZOOM at NOON (12:00pm) updating students on any important issues related to the program.

· 2:00pm – Virtual Job Fair Sessions (Special groups / optional)

3. Will we have to do edTPA for our licensure?  

The State TSPC has approved the request by the UO College of Education to waive the spring 2020 edtpa Pearson review.

In its place, teacher candidates enrolled in the spring EDST 607 Seminar will work with their instructor and university supervisors to create and submit and edTPA work samples. These work samples will be scored by your University Supervisors only – they will not submit to Pearson.

We will share the details on the modified edTPA for EDST 607 as soon as TSPC approves the modifications (most likely week 2 of spring term).

4. Will we be reimbursed for our $300 edTPA course fee?  

Due to the COVID19 epidemic and school closures, the College of Education is working with Pearson testing to process $300 edpta refunds. This funding will be reimbursed to student accounts.

5. Will Spring term tuition and fees be reduced? 

See the University Registrar fee structure for Spring 2020 Graduate (Education Master’s / Doctoral Supervision) tuition and fees https://registrar.uoregon.edu/costs/tuition-fees?residency=Resident&sc=1922

      A.  Will you discount tuition for remote instruction?

  • We have received many questions about tuition rates as we move to a remote instructional model. We cannot discount tuition. This ensures that we can provide quality education now and in the future.
  • Our faculty and academic and student support staff are continuing to serve our students during spring term and there are additional costs for the university to deploy the new technology needed to carry out instruction remotely, even on a temporary basis.
  • During this unprecedented time as we address a national health emergency, the UO is committed to ensuring students are safe, healthy and well-served, now and in the future. This is our priority.
  • If you have computer related needs, the College of Education has loaner computers for you. Comcast is also offering Free wifi for all and/or bumped us speed at this time.

    B.  What about student fees?

  • The university will not charge Student Union or Student Recreation Center student fees for spring term. Students will also receive a credit for certain course fees for materials not used or field trips not taken

   C.  Students can provide feedback:

6. Can I work with my Cooperating Teacher Spring term?(updated 4/3/20)

You are welcome to contact your Cooperating Teacher to follow-up, express your disappointment, and offer to volunteer to support them with work this spring term. Students are welcome to volunteer in the community on their own. The University will not advise, sponsor or deny you the option of volunteering in a mutually agreeable format with your field site.

  • Because you are not in a University Placement with your former cooperating teacher, you will hold personal liability when volunteering.
  • If you decide to volunteer with k-12 youth online, you will be required by the district complete any district volunteer materials and understand the liability conditions of working as a volunteer with minor children online.

7. Do I still plan to take an NES/ORELA test? 

The UO Testing Center is now OPEN. They are functioning on limited hours and at the discretion of the University president. If you were scheduled to take an NES/ORELA test you should call the day of to make sure it is open that day. You can also access online study materials on the NES/ORELA website.

8. ESOL Endorsement (updated 4/3/20)

The ESOL added endorsement at program completion requires:

  1. Success in TSPC Approved ESOL Coursework
  2. Practicum Hours waived (COVID waiver)
  3. Winter Term Lesson Plans
    Successfully Scored and Located in TK20
  4. Spring Term Teaching Sample in EDST 609
    (TSPC allowed, one time modified practicum work sample)
    Successfully Scored and Located in TK20
  5. Passing ESOL ORELA

9. What do I do with my unfinished winter hours and tasks?

The hours that you have earned by the end of winter term are the hours that will be documented and accepted with the addition of hours that you were scheduled for but could not work at the end of winter term.

March 17 UOTeach11 email: You no longer have to log these hours into TK20 for period of the k-12 closure. This means as long as you have logged all of your hours up to March 13 you have completed the hour logs on TK20.  We now have a waiver from TSPC that we will use to address the missing hours after the district closure.