WSR 02-10-085

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed April 29, 2002, 2:48 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-06-051 and 02-05-061.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-78A-505 Overview -- Professional certificate program and 180-79A-206 Academic and experience requirements for certification -- Teachers.

Purpose: This proposed amendment clarifies that the completion of provisional status under RCW 28A.405.220 is a requirement for admission to a professional certificate program, rather than a certification requirement.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This will clarify that candidates who qualify for certification by holding NBPTS certification do not need to complete provisional status in order to obtain the professional certificate.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 725-6024.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Senate Hearing Room 4, John A. Cherberg Building, 304 15th Avenue S.W., Olympia, WA 98504-0482, on June 20, 2002, at 8:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by June 6, 2002, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 725-6027.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by June 6, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 21, 2002.

April 26, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-03-049, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00)

WAC 180-78A-505   Overview -- Professional certificate program.   By September 1, 2001, all colleges and universities offering a professional certificate program must be in compliance with the new program standards. To obtain a professional certificate, the residency teacher will need to complete ((provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school and will need to complete)) a state board of education approved professional certificate program collaboratively developed by a college/university and the professional educational advisory board (PEAB). The candidate shall complete provisional status, with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school, prior to admission to a professional certificate program, excluding the preassessment seminar.

The professional certificate requires successful demonstration of three standards (effective teaching, professional development, and leadership) and ((18)) 17 criteria, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-540, related to these standards. Wherever appropriate, the residency teacher will need to provide evidence that his/her teaching has had a positive impact on student learning as defined in WAC 180-78A-010(8).

The candidate and college or university shall develop an individual professional growth plan to be reviewed and agreed upon after input from and consultation and collaboration (WAC 180-78A-010(9)) with his/her professional growth team.

The individual professional growth plan will be based on an analysis of the student/learning context in that teacher's assignment and a preassessment of that teacher's ability to demonstrate the standards and criteria set forth in WAC 180-78A-540.

The individual professional growth plan shall include instruction and assistance components for each residency teacher. The instruction and assistance components will be designed to give the residency teacher the necessary knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate successfully the standards and criteria set forth in WAC 180-78A-540.

The final component of the program will be a culminating assessment seminar in which the residency teacher's ability to demonstrate the standards and criteria cited above will be evaluated. These assessments shall include multiple forms of data collected over time, including evidence of positive impact on student learning, where appropriate.

As part of the program development, the college/university and the PEAB shall establish criteria and procedures for determining when the residency teacher has successfully completed the program. When the program administrator has verified to the superintendent of public instruction that the candidate has completed the approved program, the state will issue the residency teacher a professional certificate.

Between 1997 and 2000, the state board of education shall approve a number of field tests of the professional certificate programs pursuant to WAC 180-78A-545 through 180-78A-565.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-505, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-505, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-03-153, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01)

WAC 180-79A-206   Academic and experience requirements for certification -- Teachers.   Candidates for teachers' certificates shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-79A-150.

(1) Initial/residency.

Candidates for the initial or residency certificate shall hold an approved baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university pursuant to WAC 180-79A-030(5).

(2) Continuing.

(a) Candidates who apply for a continuing certificate shall have at least forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of upper division and/or graduate work completed from a regionally accredited institution of higher education subsequent to the conferral of the baccalaureate degree: Provided, That if the individual is pursuing study in a new subject matter area or specialization, lower division (freshmen or sophomore level) credit hours in that subject area or specialization shall be accepted toward continuing certification upon completion of the requirements for an endorsement in that subject area or specialization.

(b) Candidates applying for a continuing certificate prior to September 1, 2000, shall have been granted at least two subject area endorsements.

(c) Candidates who apply for a continuing certificate who have not successfully completed course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse, must complete the child abuse course work requirement as defined in WAC 180-79A-030(6).

(d) Candidates for continuing teachers' certificates shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more satisfactory 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.

(3) Professional.

(a) Candidates for the professional certificate shall have successfully completed a state board of education approved, professional certificate program, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-500 through 180-78A-540: Provided, That an individual who holds a teaching certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) shall be deemed to have met the requirement for completion of a professional certificate program, in recognition that NBPTS certification is issued only to individuals who have demonstrated highly advanced skills as a teacher.

(b) Candidates who apply for a professional certificate who have not successfully completed course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse, must complete the child abuse course work requirement as defined in WAC 180-79A-030(6).

(((c) Candidates for professional teachers' certificates shall provide, as a condition for the issuance of a professional certificate, documentation that they have completed provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 01-03-153, 180-79A-206, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 00-03-048, 180-79A-206, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-206, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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