WSR 00-18-064

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 1, 2000, 11:57 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: August 25, 2000.

Purpose: The amendments to these rules make it possible to obtain a regular certificate by completing a college/university program in five vocational areas. A vocational certificate would then be obtained by these individuals by documentation of work experience. Other amendments are editorial.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-77-014 Requirements for limited certification, 180-77-031 Requirements for candidates seeking vocational certification through completion of approved college/university programs, 180-77-041 Requirements for candidates seeking vocational certification on the basis of business and industry work experience, 180-77-075 Levels, validity and standards for certification of local vocational counselors, 180-77-110 Vocational instructor certification reciprocity, 180-77A-004 Overview, 180-77A-006 Purpose, 180-77A-025 Program approval, 180-77A-029 Procedures for initial approval of a vocational-technical teacher preparation program for candidates applying under WAC 180-77-041, 180-77A-030 Length of time for which vocational-technical approval status shall be granted, 180-77A-033 Probationary status, 180-77A-037 Procedures for reestablishment of approval status for a vocational-technical teacher preparation program, 180-77A-040 Responsibilities of the designated program administrator, 180-77A-057 Approval of vocational-technical teacher preparation program offered by an out-of-state provider within the state applicable to certification, 180-77A-165 General standards for all vocational-technical teacher certificate candidates, 180-77A-180 Vocational-technical teacher preparation specialty standards, 180-77A-195 Course work/internship waiver, 180-79A-300 Certificate endorsement and 180-82-322 Designated vocational/technical -- Secondary, primary; and repealing WAC 180-77-004 Review of program approval standards, 180-77-106 Transition policies, 180-77A-012 Required vocational-technical professional education council, 180-77A-014 Qualifications to be appointed to the vocational-technical professional education council, 180-77A-016 Vocational-technical professional education council -- Membership, 180-77A-018 Substitute pay for members of the vocational-technical professional education council, 180-77A-020 Vocational-technical professional education council -- Duties, 180-77A-026 Existing approved programs, 180-77A-028 Procedures for initial approval of a vocational-technical teacher preparation program for candidates applying under WAC 180-77-031, and 180-77A-170 Program area standards.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-15-090 on July 19, 2000.

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 19, Repealed 10.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, 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 19, Repealed 10. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

August 31, 2000

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-4081.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-026, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98)

WAC 180-77-014
Requirements for limited certification.

(1) Probationary certificate. The probationary certificate is valid for two years and is renewable one time for two additional years upon recommendation of the employing district if the individual has completed the procedures outlined for the first year in the professional growth plan and has made additional progress in meeting the requirements for the initial vocational certificate.

The candidate for a probationary certificate must have substantially completed requirements for the initial vocational certificate as set forth in WAC 180-77-031 or 180-77-041.

(a) Such a certificate may be issued upon recommendation by the employing school district.

(b) The candidate shall have developed a professional growth plan in cooperation with the vocational administrator. The plan must be approved by the local school district vocational program advisory committee, to which the candidate is assigned. The plan shall provide for orientation, prior to the commencement of the teaching assignment, in the following:

(i) Issues related to legal liability;

(ii) The responsibilities of professional vocational educators; and

(iii) The lines of authority in the employing school district and/or building.

Within the first sixty working days, the plan shall establish procedures for the vocational instructor to develop competencies in the following:

(iv) Vocational methods; and

(v) General and specific safety.

If the candidate does not have access to the required course work within the first ninety working days, the local school district vocational advisory committee responsible may authorize the completion of the course work at a later date. The required course work shall be completed prior to the second year of employment.

(vi) The plan shall develop procedures and timelines for the vocational instructor to meet the requirements for the initial vocational certificate.

(vii) Provided, That candidates for probationary certificates as a coordinator of work-based learning shall have completed a course in coordination techniques and either:

(A) Possess a valid initial or continuing vocational teacher certificate; or

(B) Have completed five hundred hours of occupational experience within the past six years.

(2) Conditional vocational certificate. Notwithstanding other requirements prescribed in this chapter for eligibility for vocational certification in the state of Washington, the one-year conditional vocational certificate may be issued under specific circumstances set forth below for limited service:

(a) The issuance of the conditional vocational certificate may be issued only under unique and special circumstances where no regularly certificated vocational instructor is available and is limited to:

(i) Persons highly qualified and experienced in the knowledge and occupational skills of the vocational program to be certified; or

(ii) Persons who meet the occupational experience requirements for vocational certification; or

(iii) Persons who will be employed in new and emerging occupations as identified by the state board of education and/or its designee.

(b) The certificate is issued to individuals who are screened by the local vocational administrator and school district superintendent or designee. The local vocational administrator or superintendent will verify that the following criteria have been met when requesting the conditional vocational certificate:

(i) No person with vocational certification in the field is available as verified by the local vocational administrator or superintendent;

(ii) The individual is being certified for a limited assignment and responsibility in a specified vocational program area;

(iii) Personnel so certificated will be oriented and prepared for the specific assignment and will be apprised of any legal liability, the lines of authority and the duration of the assignment;

(iv) The vocational administrator and local program advisory committee will indicate the basis on which he/she has determined that the individual is competent for the assignment;

(v) A written work and/or educational experience training plan as specified in WAC 180-77-014 (1)(b) is on file with the employing district.

(c) The certificate is valid for one year and only for the teaching area specified on the certificate. The certificate may be reissued on application and evidence that requirements continue to be met.

(3) Substitute vocational certificates. Substitute vocational certificates may be issued to candidates who meet the requirements in WAC ((180-79A-230(2))) 180-79A-231 (2) or (4).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-014, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 95-12-056, 180-77-014, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-026, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98)

WAC 180-77-031
Requirements for candidates seeking vocational certification ((through completion of)) who have completed approved college/university programs in a vocational endorsement area.

Candidates ((for certification through the completion of approved programs)) shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC ((180-79A-122,)) 180-79A-150 (((1) and (2))), 180-79A-155, 180-82-322, and chapter 180-78A WAC.

(1) Initial.

(a) Candidates for the initial certificate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university which includes a minimum of forty-five quarter hours of study in the specific vocational subject area for which certification is sought.

(b) Candidates for the initial certificate shall demonstrate competency in one or more of the ((major categories)) specific endorsement areas of WAC ((180-77A-170, Program area standards)) 180-82-322.

(c) Candidates for the initial certificate shall complete a state approved vocational teacher training program through a regionally accredited college or university which shall include completion of student teaching in the relevant vocational subject area.

(d) Candidates for the initial certificate shall ((demonstrate competence in the general standards for all vocational-technical teacher certificate candidates pursuant to WAC 180-77A-165, which include but are not limited to knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) General and specific safety;

(ii) Vocational teaching methods;

(iii) Occupational analysis;

(iv) Course organization and curriculum design;

(v) Philosophy of vocational education;

(vi) Personal student development and leadership techniques)) provide documentation of one year of paid occupational experience (two thousand hours) in the specific vocational field for which certification is sought. If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than six years old, candidates must complete an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience.

(e) In addition, candidates for initial certification in diversified occupations or coordinator of work based learning shall demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills described in WAC 180-77A-180.

(((f) Candidates for the initial certificate shall provide documentation of one year of paid occupational experience (two thousand hours) in the specific vocational field for which certification is sought. If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than six years old, candidates must complete an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience.))

(2) Initial renewal. Candidates for renewal of the initial certificate must complete three quarter hours of credit or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training in the subject area certified to teach since the initial certificate was issued or renewed.

(3) Continuing.

(a) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall have in addition to the requirements for the initial certificate at least nine quarter hours or ninety clock hours of vocational educator training in the vocational subject area to be certified completed subsequent to the conferral of the baccalaureate degree.

(b) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall provide as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the vocational subject area certified to teach with an authorized employer -- i.e., school district(s) or skills center(s).

(4) Continuing certificate renewal.

(a) Candidates for renewal of the continuing certificate shall complete since the previous continuing certificate was issued one of the following:

(i) Six quarter hours or sixty clock hours of vocational educator training;

(ii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of technical education/upgrading;

(iii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three hundred hours of occupational experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-031, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 97-04-085, 180-77-031, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97; 95-12-056, 180-77-031, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-01-026, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98)

WAC 180-77-041
Requirements for candidates seeking vocational certification on the basis of business and industry work experience.

Candidates for certification who have not completed approved programs set forth in WAC ((180-77A-028)) 180-82-322 shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC ((180-79A-122 and)) 180-79A-150 (1) and (2) and 180-79A-155 (1) and (2).

(1) Initial.

(a) Candidates for the initial certificate shall provide documentation of three years (six thousand hours) of paid occupational experience in the specific vocational subcategory for which certification is sought. One year (two thousand hours) must be within the past six years. If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than six years old, candidates must complete an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience.

(b) Candidates for the initial certificate shall demonstrate competence in the general standards for all vocational-technical teacher certificate candidates pursuant to WAC 180-77A-165, which include but are not limited to knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) General and specific safety;

(ii) Vocational teaching methods;

(iii) Occupational analysis;

(iv) Course organization and curriculum design;

(v) Philosophy of vocational education;

(vi) Personal student development and leadership techniques.

(c) Provided, until such time as two or more programs are approved by the SBE under WAC 180-77A-029, candidates shall complete a minimum of twenty-five quarter hours or two hundred fifty hours of vocational educator training and/or technical education/upgrading of which a minimum of ten quarter hours or one hundred clock hours of competency-based course work must be in the above areas.

(d) Candidates for the initial certificate shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) School law;

(ii) Issues related to abuse as specified in WAC 180-78A-165 (1)(t).

(e) In addition, candidates for initial certification in diversified occupations or coordinator of work based learning shall demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills described in WAC 180-77A-180.

(2) Initial renewal. Candidates for renewal of the initial certificate must complete three quarter hours of credit or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training in the subject matter certified to teach since the initial certificate was issued or renewed.

(3) Continuing.

(a) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall have in addition to the requirements for the initial certificate at least nine quarter hours or ninety clock hours of vocational educator training in the vocational subject matter to be certified completed subsequent to the issuance of the initial certificate.

(b) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall provide as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the vocational subject matter certified to teach with an authorized employer -- i.e., school district(s) or skills center(s).

(4) Continuing certificate renewal.

(a) Candidates for renewal of the continuing certificate shall complete since the previous continuing certificate was issued one of the following:

(i) Six quarter hours or sixty clock hours of vocational educator training;

(ii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of technical education/upgrading;

(iii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three hundred hours of occupational experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-041, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 97-04-085, 180-77-041, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97; 95-12-056, 180-77-041, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-12-056, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95)

WAC 180-77-075
Levels, validity and standards for certification of local vocational counselors.

Vocational counselors are required to meet the following:

(1) Counselors are required to possess a valid educational staff associate -- counselor certificate as provided in WAC ((180-79-125(1))) 180-79A-221(1), in counseling and/or graduated from an institution of higher education in a counselor education program which includes study in such subjects as economics, sociology, psychology, political science and sources of occupational information in order to obtain a one-year certificate. All vocational counselors must have completed courses in the following or equivalent experiences:

(a) Techniques of counseling or counseling theory to include individual and/or group;

(b) Tests and measurements and/or individual mental measurement and/or psychological evaluation;

(c) Counseling practice;

(d) Philosophy of vocational education;

(e) Counselors must have had two years of varied work experience in the last ten years other than teaching or counseling experience;

(f) Experience is suggested in dealing with employment and personnel problems and with placement and evaluation of workers in business, industry, agriculture, education and/or government service.

(2) The requirements for a three-year certificate are as follows:

(a) The counselor must have possessed a one-year certificate in the past two years;

(b) Counselors must have had one year of vocational counseling;

(c) Counselors must have three quarter credits or the equivalent of approved professional education since the previous certificate.

(3) The requirements for a five-year certificate are as follows:

(a) Counselors must have had two years of vocational counseling during the previous three-year certificate;

(b) Counselors are required to have had six quarter credits or the equivalent of approved training in vocational counseling and/or vocational education since the previous certificate.

(4) To renew a counselor certificate the following is required:

(a) The one-year certificate may be renewed two times;

(b) The three-year certificate may be renewed one time provided:

(i) The counselor has had one year of vocational counseling during the life of the previous certificate; and

(ii) The counselor has had three quarter credits or the equivalent training in vocational counseling and/or vocational education since the previous certificate.

(c) The five-year certificate may be renewed every five years provided:

(i) The counselor has had two years of vocational counseling during the previous five-year vocational certificate; and

(ii) The counselor has had six quarter credits or the equivalent of vocational training and/or equivalent experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-075, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 78-10-003 (Order 11-78), 180-77-075, filed 9/7/78.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-12-056, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95)

WAC 180-77-110
Vocational instructor certification reciprocity.

The superintendent of public instruction will recognize community and technical college instructors certified under WAC 131-16-091 through 131-16-095 when these individuals provide instruction to high school students. These instructors must maintain their certification in good standing and, when employed to provide services within a public common school shall be required to have completed and have on file:

(1) Documentation of completion of the issues of abuse requirement pursuant to RCW 28A.410.035; and

(2) A background check as defined in WAC ((180-75-085(2))) 180-79A-150(2) and RCW 28A.410.010((, when employed to provide services within a public common school)); and

(3) Evidence of good moral character as required in WAC 180-79A-155.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-110, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.050(2). 92-05-039, 180-77-110, filed 2/12/92, effective 3/14/92.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 180-77-004 Review of program approval standards.
WAC 180-77-106 Transition policies.

OTS-4080.1

Chapter 180-77A WAC

APPROVAL STANDARDS FOR VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAMS BASED ON BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY WORK EXPERIENCE


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-004
Overview.

These rules establish a performance-based preparation system for educators that supports the Improvement of Student Achievement Act of 1993 (1209) which will enable educators to implement the Washington state student learning goals and essential academic learning requirements. These rules also provide a framework for consistency and quality preparation of vocational-technical teacher certification candidates ((completing baccalaureate degrees or)) using industry or business work experience.

Specifically, this chapter describes the procedures and standards for colleges/universities and other agencies or institutions to be approved as providers of preparation programs for vocational-technical teacher certification based on business and industry work experience. In addition to colleges and universities, programs may be provided by community and technical colleges, school districts, educational service districts, or any combination of the above.

((In addition, this chapter authorizes the establishment of a state-wide vocational-technical professional education council which will make recommendations to the state board of education regarding approval of the vocational-technical teacher preparation programs and will advise the programs on an ongoing basis. The council will consist of practicing vocational-technical teachers and administrators, representatives from business, industry, labor and the community, and representatives from colleges and universities and other program providers.))

Finally, this chapter identifies the general standards which must be demonstrated by all successful applicants for vocational-technical teacher certification based on business and industry work experience and the specific standards which will be demonstrated by those applying for certification in ((particular subject)) specialty areas.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-004, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-006
Purpose.

This chapter establishes((, pursuant to WAC 180-77-004,)) procedures, standards, and criteria to be used in the development and approval of vocational-technical teacher preparation programs based on business and industry work experience and identifies the knowledge and skill expected of all ((vocational-technical teacher certificate)) candidates.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-006, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-025
Program approval.

All programs leading to vocational certification based on business and industry work experience offered in Washington state to prepare vocational-technical teachers shall be approved pursuant to the requirements of this chapter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-025, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-12-014, filed 5/21/99, effective 6/21/99)

WAC 180-77A-029
Procedures for initial approval of a vocational-technical teacher preparation program for candidates applying under WAC 180-77-041.

Using the criteria ((developed by the vocational-technical professional education council)) published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction as a guideline, each program provider, which shall be a college or university, community or technical college, school district, educational service district, or any combination of the above, desiring to establish a vocational-technical teacher preparation program for candidates applying under WAC 180-77-041 shall comply with the following:

(1) Advise the ((vocational-technical professional education council)) state board of education of the desire to establish the vocational-technical teacher preparation program, identifying the agencies involved and the administrator of the program.

(2) Establish and maintain a representative program advisory committee including vocational teachers from the discipline, at least one first-year teacher (if applicable) who has completed the respective program, vocational administrators, and industry and/or community representatives.

The purpose of the program advisory committee is to advise, validate, and review the integrity of the respective vocational-technical teacher education program.

(3) Describe the planned process that the approved vocational-technical teacher preparation program will use to assess, in multiple ways, over time, its vocational-technical teacher candidates knowledge and skills as required by WAC 180-77A-165, including, where appropriate, evidence related to positive impact on student learning.

(4) Describe the plan for assuring that adequate resources will be provided to support the program and that faculty will have the appropriate qualifications and work experience for the roles assigned.

(5) Present the plan to the ((vocational-technical professional education council which shall review such plan and shall make a recommendation regarding approval to the)) state board of education.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 99-12-014, 180-77A-029, filed 5/21/99, effective 6/21/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-029, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-030
Length of time for which a vocational-technical teacher program ((approval status)) based on business and industry work experience shall be ((granted)) approved.

(1) The state board of education shall approve all ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) programs under these program approval standards for five years unless the state board of education approves a variation.

(2) The state board of education, upon receipt of a complaint from any source or upon its initiative, may review all or any part of a ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program for compliance with the provisions of this chapter. If deviations are found, the state board of education is authorized to rescind program approval until the program provider submits an acceptable compliance agreement which will bring the ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program into compliance as soon as reasonably practicable but no later than the commencement of the succeeding academic year or six calendar months, whichever is later.

(3) If an acceptable compliance agreement is not developed and approved by the state board of education, the ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program shall be placed on probationary status and the probationary status provision of WAC 180-77A-033 shall apply.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-030, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-033
Probationary status for a vocational-technical teacher preparation program based on business and industry work experience.

Program providers with approved ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) programs shall not lose official approval status until the state board of education has taken final action to disapprove the ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program: Provided, That programs shall be permitted for the current and one additional academic year following receipt of the formal notice of disapproval to continue as an approved preparation program on probationary status for the purpose of completing the ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program for those candidates for certification currently enrolled in the ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program and who are scheduled to complete such ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program within such academic years and for the purpose of regaining state board of education approval.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-033, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-037
Procedures for reestablishment of approval status for a vocational-technical teacher preparation program based on business and industry work experience.

The procedures for the reestablishment of state board of education approval of a ((vocational-technical teacher preparation)) program shall be the same as the procedure for initial approval as provided in WAC ((180-77A-028 and)) 180-77A-029.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-037, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-040
Responsibilities of the designated program administrator.

Each provider of an approved vocational-technical teacher preparation program based on business and industry work experience pursuant to WAC 180-77A-029 shall require the administrator to coordinate the following responsibilities:

(1) Submit to the ((vocational-technical professional education council)) state board of education information required for obtaining and maintaining program approval.

(2) Coordinate the process established for the candidate's demonstration of required knowledge and skills.

(3) Establish procedures for providing the candidate with documentation of the successful demonstration of the required knowledge and skills.

(4) Establish a process to counsel the candidate's application process for certification.

(5) Coordinate management of operations and resources for the preparation program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-040, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-057
Approval of a vocational-technical teacher preparation program based on business and industry work experience offered by an out-of-state provider within the state applicable to certification.

No out-of-state provider shall offer a program of courses within Washington state for purposes of Washington state vocational-technical teacher certification based on business and industry work experience without meeting all program approval requirements set forth in this chapter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-057, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-165
General standards for all vocational-technical teacher ((certificate candidates)) certification based on business and industry work experience.

All candidates ((for initial vocational-technical teacher certification)) shall demonstrate competence in the following standards:

(1) State learning goals -- The ((vocational-technical)) teacher is able to apply and integrate the state's learning goals and essential academic learning requirements in program implementation and assessment.

(2) Learning environments -- The ((vocational-technical)) teacher is able to create and sustain safe learning environments which prepare diverse students for the workplace, advanced training, and continued education.

(3) Student characteristics and related instructional strategies -- The ((vocational-technical)) teacher is able to identify the diverse needs of students and implement programs and strategies which promote student competency development and success.

(4) Personal and professional attributes -- The ((vocational-technical)) teacher models personal and professional attributes and leadership skills which reflect productive life and work roles.

(5) Partnerships -- The ((vocational-technical)) teacher implements and maintains collaborative partnerships with students, colleagues, community, business, industry, and families, which maximize resources and promote student self-sufficiency.

(6) Law -- The teacher understands school law and educational policy.

(7) Issues of abuse -- The teacher understands issues related to abuse including the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-165, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-180
Vocational-technical teacher preparation specialty standards.

In addition to the standards identified in WAC ((180-77A-170)) 182-82-332 or 180-77A-175, individuals obtaining certification in the areas of coordinator of work-based learning or diversified occupations must demonstrate competency in the following standards.

(1) Coordinator of work-based learning.

(a) The work-based learning coordinator demonstrates the knowledge and ability to develop, implement, manage, and evaluate a diversified work-based learning program that utilizes local resources.

(b) The work-based learning coordinator models ethical behavior and demonstrates the ability to facilitate, supervise, and evaluate student leadership activities.

(c) The work-based learning coordinator demonstrates the ability to team with vocational-technical teachers and prospective employers to relate work-based learning with school-based learning and to measure student performance.

(d) The work-based learning coordinator demonstrates a commitment to professional development.

(e) The work-based learning coordinator demonstrates a current knowledge of the essential academic learning requirements and skills for entry level workers and uses a variety of methods to insure that students master the essential academic learning requirements.

(2) Diversified occupations.

(a) The diversified occupations teacher demonstrates competency in the areas of career exploration, employment acquisition, job retention, resource management (personal, community, workplace technology, consumerism), economic systems (entrepreneurship, economics), basis skills development, and leadership development.

(b) The diversified occupations teacher demonstrates the ability to link classroom learning with the world of work and coordinate work-based learning which prepares students for the world of work.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-180, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-087, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-77A-195
Course work/internship waiver.

The provider of approved vocational-technical teacher programs based on business and industry work experience may waive required course work and/or waive or reduce in length the required internship for any candidate, based on an individual review if the college or university or approved provider determines that previous course work, work experiences, or alternative learning experiences have or will provide the candidate knowledge and skills to be otherwise gained from the required course work or internship.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 97-04-087, 180-77A-195, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 180-77A-012 Required vocational-technical professional education council.
WAC 180-77A-014 Qualifications to be appointed to the vocational-technical professional education council.
WAC 180-77A-016 Vocational-technical professional education council -- Membership.
WAC 180-77A-018 Substitute pay for members of the vocational-technical professional education council.
WAC 180-77A-020 Vocational-technical professional education council -- Duties.
WAC 180-77A-026 Existing approved programs.
WAC 180-77A-028 Procedures for initial approval of a vocational-technical teacher preparation program for candidates applying under WAC 180-77-031.
WAC 180-77A-170 Program area standards.

OTS-4079.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-06-006, filed 2/18/99, effective 3/21/99)

WAC 180-79A-300
Certificate endorsement.

Teacher certificates shall be endorsed as follows:

(1) Teacher certificates shall specify endorsements in subject area(s) and grade level(s).

(2) In order to change or add an endorsement to any teaching certificate, the candidate must complete an application, pay the certification fee specified in WAC 180-79A-130, and submit verification of completion of the necessary requirements specified in this chapter((: Provided, That in order to change or add an endorsement to any teaching certificate in the vocational areas of agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, marketing education, and technology education after August 31, 2000, the candidate must also complete requirements under WAC 180-77-031)).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 99-06-006, 180-79A-300, filed 2/18/99, effective 3/21/99; 98-01-027, 180-79A-300, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 97-04-088, 180-79A-300, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

OTS-4102.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-04-008, filed 1/21/99, effective 2/21/99)

WAC 180-82-322
Designated vocational/technical -- Secondary, primary.

In order to obtain a primary endorsement in designated vocational/technical: Agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, marketing education, or technology education, the candidate shall have completed a state approved preparation program ((pursuant to WAC 180-77A-170)) which shall be comprised of the appropriate pedagogy courses and field experiences/internship, pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC, as well as forty-five quarter credit hours (thirty semester credit hours) in one of the endorsement areas below. Through completion of this course work and/or an alternative performance based assessment acceptable to the college/university, the candidate shall have demonstrated knowledge and skills in the general areas below. In addition, the candidate shall have demonstrated the knowledge and skills identified in one of the specific endorsement areas:

(1) General areas.

(a) General and specific safety.

(b) Occupational analysis.

(c) Philosophy of vocational education.

(d) Partnerships - The vocational-technical teacher implements and maintains collaborative partnerships with students, colleagues, community, business, industry and families, which maximize resources and promote student self-sufficiency.

(e) Personal and professional attributes - The vocational-technical teacher models personal and professional attributes and leadership skills which reflect productive life and work roles.

(2) Specific endorsement areas.

(a) Agriculture education.

(i) The agriculture education teacher demonstrates essential skills and knowledge including the scientific/technical, safety and career information in the areas of: Natural resource science, agricultural economics, horticultural science, animal science, crop science, soil science, and agricultural technology and management.

(ii) The agriculture education teacher demonstrates a philosophy of education which reflects the unique student/community and industry interaction and includes the technical, personal leadership, and school to work components which comprise a comprehensive agricultural education program.

(iii) The agriculture education teacher develops a comprehensive instructional program based on identified agriculture industry needs while recognizing the social economic, demographic, diversity of the community in consultation with an appropriate advisory committee.

(iv) The agriculture education teacher demonstrates personal and professional leadership skills as an integral part of agriculture programs and applies these competencies through the agriculture education student organization, FFA.

(v) The agriculture education teacher demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities to implement and manage a supervised agriculture experience including: Accounting practices, career experiences, entrepreneurial, and job-related skills.

(vi) The agriculture education teacher develops and maintains a safe environment while dealing with agricultural chemicals, scientific apparatus and solvents during classroom, laboratory, and supervised agricultural experiences.

(vii) The agriculture education teacher is able to develop and demonstrate the scientific process through the preparation of mechanical and research experiences in the classroom, laboratory, leadership, and supervised agriculture experiences.

(b) Business education.

(i) The business education teacher demonstrates workplace competencies in keyboarding and information processing, computer technology and applications, information systems and management, accounting principles and applications, business communications, and business systems, and procedures.

(ii) The business education teacher demonstrates the ability to apply the principles of business management and entrepreneurship, leadership, economics, international business, business law, and computation.

(iii) The business education teacher demonstrates teaching competence in keyboarding, information processing, and microcomputer applications; accounting and computation; specific business content areas of business management and procedures, business law, economics, business communications, career development, and work-based coordination; and integration of leadership development into the curriculum and management of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) activities.

(c) Family and consumer sciences education.

(i) The family and consumer sciences teacher demonstrates the ability to prepare students for family life and responsible participation and leadership in work and community roles.

(ii) The family and consumer sciences teacher demonstrates knowledge and skills in individual and family wellness; resource creation, access maintenance and management; and individual and family development across the life span.

(iii) The family and consumer sciences teacher creates environments and utilizes strategies which enhance student ability to value diverse populations and their contributions to society.

(iv) The family and consumer sciences teacher demonstrates the ability to advocate for technological and societal change that benefits the family system.

(v) The family and consumer sciences teacher encourages the use of thinking skills and the planning process for problem solving and decision making through the designated vocational student organization for family and consumer sciences.

(d) Marketing education.

(i) The marketing education teacher models effective leadership traits and demonstrates the ability to facilitate, supervise, and evaluate DECA student leadership activities.

(ii) The marketing education teacher demonstrates the ability to link classroom learning of work and work-based learning to prepare students for the world of marketing.

(iii) The marketing education teacher demonstrates a commitment to professional development.

(iv) The marketing education teacher applies understanding of the foundations and functions of marketing, management, and entrepreneurial competencies.

(v) The marketing education teacher is able to successfully implement and provide leadership for a school-based enterprise as an instructional strategy.

(vi) The marketing education teacher demonstrates the ability to plan and implement a marketing education program following national and state curriculum guidelines.

(e) Technology education.

(i) The technology education teacher demonstrates knowledge and understanding of systems and concepts related to all areas of technological study referred to as core technologies including: Power and energy, controls, materials science, problem solving, and technology in society.

(ii) The technology education teacher demonstrates knowledge and understanding of the relationship of mathematics, science, computer science, and communications to the technological process.

(iii) The technology education teacher demonstrates competency in the areas of communications, manufacturing, construction, transportation, and bio-related with a concentration in at least one of the areas.

(iv) The technology education teacher demonstrates ability to manage a traditional shop; as well as convert a traditional shop to an exemplary technology education laboratory.

(v) The technology education teacher demonstrates knowledge and understanding of communications and technological concepts related to technical systems created for encoding, transmitting, receiving, decoding, storing, retrieving, and using information.

(vi) The technology education teacher demonstrates the fundamental knowledge of manufacturing and manufacturing systems and technological concepts related to technical systems associated with research, extraction, processing, recycling, and conversion of materials for consumer and industrial goods.

(vii) The technology education teacher demonstrates fundamental knowledge of construction and construction systems, including the technological concepts related to technical systems associated with the design, creation, and maintenance associated with construction of residential, commercial, industrial, and civil structures; as well as consideration of economics, management, power, and energy.

(viii) The technology education teacher demonstrates knowledge and understanding of transportation systems, including technological concepts related to technical systems associated with the design, development, evaluation, and operation of subsystems, and components of terrestrial, marine, atmospheric, and space vehicles.

(ix) The technology education teacher demonstrates knowledge and understanding of biological systems in areas such as botany, environmental biology, medical, and biotechnology and zoology.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-04-008, 180-82-322, filed 1/21/99, effective 2/21/99.]

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