WSR 02-24-044

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed December 3, 2002, 8:50 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-19-015.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-78A-505 Overview -- Professional certificate program.

Purpose: (1) It allows an individual teaching in a state agency to be eligible for admission to a professional certificate program; (2) it removes the requirement that an individual has to complete provisional status employment to be eligible for a professional certificate; and (3) it requires a candidate for the professional certificate to complete provisional status employment prior to admission to a professional certificate program.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

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.

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: ESD 113, 601 McPhee Road, Olympia, WA 98502-5080, on January 15, 2003, at 8:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by December 23, 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 December 23, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 17, 2003.

December 2, 2002

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-6054.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-18-037, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02)

WAC 180-78A-505   Overview -- Teacher 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 candidate shall complete provisional status, with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school or state agency providing educational services for students, 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 (([17] [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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-505, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-14-111, 180-78A-505, filed 7/2/02, effective 8/2/02. 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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