WSR 03-09-024

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed April 7, 2003, 11:45 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-04-020.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-82-204 Endorsement requirements and 180-82A-204 Endorsement requirements.

Purpose: Amendments to these rules will allow individuals with valid national board certification to have the endorsements on their national board certificate placed on their Washington certificate if those endorsements are endorsements in Washington.

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.

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: Fife School District Administration Building, 5802 20th Street East, Tacoma, WA 98424-2000, on June 20, 2003, at 8:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by June 6, 2003, 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, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 20, 2003.

April 7, 2003

Larry Davis

Executive Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-13-108, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01)

WAC 180-82-204   Endorsement requirements.   (1) Candidates for all primary teaching endorsements shall complete college/university programs approved by the state board of education pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC, which include methodology (See WAC 180-78A-264(5)) and field experience/internship (See WAC 180-78A-264(7)).

(2) Candidates for all supporting teaching endorsements shall complete college/university programs approved by the state board of education pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC, which shall include methodology (see WAC 180-78A-264(5)). The requirement for field experience/internship for a supporting endorsement shall be at the discretion of the college/university: Provided, That in cases where programs require a field experience/internship the colleges and universities should make every attempt to allow the individual to complete field-based requirements for the endorsement within the confines of the individual's existing schedule.

(3) Teachers may add an endorsement by achieving National Board certification in a Washington teaching endorsement area and possessing a valid National Board certificate.

(4) The state board of education shall approve teacher preparation programs for each endorsement program at Washington colleges and universities, pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC.

(((4))) (5) Candidates from out-of-state shall be required to present verification that they completed a state-approved program in a Washington endorsement area, except as otherwise provided in WAC 180-79A-257 (1)(d).

(((5))) (6) Course work used to meet endorsement requirements must be completed through a regionally accredited college/university.

(((6))) (7) Only course work in which an individual received a grade of C (2.0) or higher or a grade of pass on a pass-fail system of grading shall be counted toward the course work required for the approved endorsement program.

(((7))) (8) Nothing within this chapter precludes a college or university from adopting additional requirements as conditions for recommendation, by such college or university, to the superintendent of public instruction for a particular subject area endorsement.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 01-13-108, 180-82-204, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01; 00-09-047, 180-82-204, filed 4/14/00, effective 5/15/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-04-008, 180-82-204, filed 1/21/99, effective 2/21/99.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-04-013, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02)

WAC 180-82A-204   Endorsement requirements.   (1) Candidates completing endorsements required to obtain a residency certificate, shall complete college/university teacher preparation programs approved by the state board of education pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC, which include methodology (see WAC 180-78A-264(5)) and field experience/internship (see WAC 180-78A-264(6)) and pursuant to endorsement program approval requirements in this chapter.

(2) In order to add an additional endorsement, the candidate shall:

(a) Have completed a state-approved endorsement program which includes methodology (see WAC 180-78A-264(5)) and addresses all endorsement-specific competencies adopted by the state board of education and published by the superintendent of public instruction. The requirement for field experience shall be at the discretion of the college/university. Provided, that in cases where programs require a field experience/internship, the colleges/universities should make every attempt to allow the individual to complete field-based requirements for the endorsement within the confines of the individual's teaching schedule; or

(b) Achieve National Board certification in a Washington teaching endorsement area and hold a valid National Board certificate.

(3) Candidates from out-of-state shall be required to present verification that they completed a state-approved program (equivalent to a major) in a Washington endorsement area.

(4) Course work used to meet endorsement requirements must be completed through a regionally accredited college/university.

(5) Only course work in which an individual received a grade of C (2.0) or higher or a grade of pass on a pass-fail system of grading shall be counted toward the course work required for the approved endorsement program.

(6) Nothing within this chapter precludes a college or university from adopting additional requirements as conditions for recommendation, by such college or university, to the superintendent of public instruction for a particular subject area endorsement.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.410 RCW and RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-013, 180-82A-204, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02.]

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