Date of Adoption: January 16, 2002.
Purpose: This amendment establishes the validity period of an application for certification to insure that current certificate requirements are met when a certificate is issued.
BACKGROUND: This amendment establishes the validity period for an application for certification to insure that current certificate requirements are met at the time a certificate is issued.
STATE BOARD ACTION:
|•||Agency reason(s) or adopting the rule: See background.|
|•||Difference between the text of the proposed rule as published in the Register and the text of the rule as adopted (other than editing changes) stating the reasons for differences: None.|
|•||Summary of all comments received regarding the proposed rule, and responding to the comments by category or subject matter, indicating how the final rule reflects agency consideration of the comments, or why it fails to do so. [No further information supplied by agency.]|
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-030.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-24-011 on November 26, 2001.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
Pilot Rule Making:
or Other Alternative Rule Making:
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
January 23, 2002
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-03-153, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01)
WAC 180-79A-030 Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter:
(1) The terms, "program approval," "endorsement," "interstate compact," "college or university," and "regionally accredited institution of higher education," as defined in WAC 180-78-010 and 180-78A-010 shall apply to the provisions of this chapter.
(2) "Certificate" means the license issued by the superintendent of public instruction to teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates verifying that the individual has met the requirements set forth in this chapter.
(3) "Certificate renewal" means the process whereby the validity of a certificate, subject to expiration, is extended or regained.
(4) "Classroom teaching" means instructing pupils in an instructional setting.
(5) "Approved baccalaureate degree" for the purpose of this chapter, means a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university in any of the subject areas of the endorsement listed in chapter 180-82 WAC as now or hereafter amended: Provided, That if a candidate is accepted into a program in Washington state on or before August 31, 2000, and completes the program on or before August 31, 2003, in accordance with WAC 180-79A-299, the candidate may hold a baccalaureate degree in any of the subject areas of the endorsements listed in WAC 180-79A-302. Such degrees shall require the completion of at least forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of course work in the subject area: Provided, That a candidate who holds a baccalaureate degree in another academic field will not be required to obtain a second baccalaureate degree if the candidate provides evidence to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she has completed the required forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours of course work in one of the subject areas of the endorsements listed in chapter 180-82 WAC: Provided further, That a candidate who holds a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education will not be required to obtain a second baccalaureate degree if the candidate provides evidence to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she has completed thirty quarter or twenty semester credit hours in one academic field.
(6) "Child abuse course work requirement" means completion of course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse. The content of the course work or in-service program shall discuss 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 victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.
(7) "Approved master's degree" for the purpose of this chapter, means a master's or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
(8) "Credit hour(s)" means credit (normally 100 level or above) awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
(9) "Previous standards" means a certification system in place prior to a revision in rules that results in changed names and/or validity periods for the certificates issued.
(10) "Application for certification" means an application for a certificate or endorsement that includes a signed affidavit (as specified in WAC 180-79A-157) by the applicant. Such application shall be considered valid for two years from the date of receipt by the superintendent of public instruction, or its designee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 01-03-153, § 180-79A-030, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01; 99-23-023, § 180-79A-030, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-79A-030, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]