WSR 98-15-027

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed July 7, 1998, 11:15 a.m.]



Date of Adoption: June 17, 1998.

Purpose: The purpose of the amendments is to clarify the language.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-420 and 180-79A-422.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-10-102 on May 6, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 2, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

July 1, 1998

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-1989.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)



WAC 180-79A-420  Academic requirements for certification--Administrators. Candidates for the respective administrative certificate shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-79A-150 and 180-79A-424.

(1) Superintendent.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of graduate level course work in education.

(ii) The candidate must meet requirements for a superintendent's certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-150(4).

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least sixty quarter hours (forty semester hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii) The candidate must meet requirements for a superintendent's certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-150(4).

(2) Principal.

(a) Initial.

The candidate shall hold a master's degree and have completed an approved program for the preparation of principals.

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate who applies prior to August 31, 1998, shall hold an approved master's degree and completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least forty-five hours (thirty semester hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii) The candidate who applies on or after August 31, 1998, shall have completed ((a program based on the state principal performance domains included in WAC 180-78A-257. Such program shall consist of)) at least fifteen quarter (ten semester) ((hours)) credits of graduate (((post-initial))) course work offered by a college or university with a state approved principal program or one hundred fifty clock hours of study, which meet the state continuing education clock hour criteria, ((as determined in consultation with and approved by the employer)) or a combination of credits and clock hours equivalent to the above. Such study shall:

(A) Be based on the principal performance domains included in WAC 180-78A-165;

(B) Be taken subsequent to the issuance of the initial principal's certificate; and

(C) Be determined in consultation with and approved by the candidate's employer or the administrator of a state approved principal preparation program.

(iii) The candidate must meet requirements for a principal's certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-150(4).

(3) Program administrator.

(a) Initial.

The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree, a master's degree required for an educational staff associate certificate, a master's degree in school nursing, occupational therapy or physical therapy, or a master's degree in public education, or business administration and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least twenty-four quarter hours (sixteen semester hours) of graduate level course work in education.

(b) Continuing.

The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree, a master's degree required for an educational staff associate certificate, a master's degree in school nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or a master's degree in public education, or business administration and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least thirty quarter hours (twenty semester hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-420, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

OTS-1995.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)



WAC 180-79A-422  Experience requirement for initial ((endorsement)) certificate--Principals. In addition to the academic requirements specified in WAC 180-79A-420(2), candidates applying for initial ((administrator's)) principal's certificates ((with a principal's endorsement)) who were admitted to a principal preparation program prior to August 31, 1998, as a condition for the issuance of such endorsement, shall present documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more teaching experience with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer. Candidates applying for the initial principal's certificate who were admitted to a principal preparation program on or after August 31, 1998, shall present documentation of five hundred forty days (three school years) of full-time or more teaching in a public or private school system. No more than sixty days substitute or equivalent teaching experience may be included for this requirement.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-422, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

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