Date of Adoption: January 16, 2002.
Purpose: This amendment removes the requirement for a primary endorsement in elementary education or middle level as a prerequisite for a supporting endorsement in library media.
BACKGROUND: This WAC currently limits a supporting endorsement in library media to those individuals who hold an elementary education or middle level endorsement. This significantly limits the number of individuals who would pursue a supporting endorsement in library media for the following reasons:
1. The middle level endorsement has been available only since September 1, 2000. Therefore, very few teachers currently hold this endorsement, and
2. All teachers who hold initial or residency teaching certificates with four-twelve endorsements and wish to add a supporting endorsement in library media must complete a (1) forty-five credit primary endorsement in library media, or (2) forty-five credit endorsement in elementary education or middle level in addition to completing the requirements for the supporting library media endorsement.
The net effect of limiting the supporting endorsement in library media to those individuals who hold an elementary or middle level endorsement creates an inequity among current certificate holders. No other endorsement identifies a specific endorsement as a prerequisite endorsement.
These amendments were emergency adopted by the State Board of Education at its October 2001 meeting.
STATE BOARD ACTION:
|•||Agency reason(s) for 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 180-82-346.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 01-24-010 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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 99-04-008, filed 1/21/99, effective 2/21/99)
WAC 180-82-346 Library media -- All levels, supporting. In order to receive a supporting endorsement in library media, the candidate ((
shall have completed a primary endorsement in
elementary education or middle level,)) shall have completed a
state approved preparation program in library media which shall
be comprised of the appropriate pedagogy courses and field
experiences/internship, pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC, as well
as twenty-four quarter credit hours (sixteen semester credit
hours) in the subject areas below. Through the 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 following
(1) Integration of information technologies with essential academic learnings.
(2) Needs assessment, evaluation, and selection of diverse literature, media (print, nonprint, and electronic), and information services for children and young adults.
(3) Understanding and utilization of existing and emerging information technologies.
(4) Social, ethical and legal implications of information technologies.
(5) Management of library media program-services and facilities.
(6) Theories and accepted principles of standardized systems of cataloguing, process, and classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-04-008, § 180-82-346, filed 1/21/99, effective 2/21/99.]