WSR 03-23-038

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed November 12, 2003, 12:16 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: October 24, 2003.

Purpose: The purpose of the amendments to this rule is to require individuals seeking a probationary certificate as a coordinator of work-based learning to successfully demonstrate competencies related to coordination techniques as verified by a State Board of Education approved program and to hold a valid probationary career and technical education teacher certificate.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-77-014.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-18-059 on August 28, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

November 2, 2003

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-6478.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-04-018, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02)

WAC 180-77-014   Requirements for limited certification.   (1) Probationary certificate. The probationary certificate is valid for two years and is renewable one time for two additional years upon recommendation of the employing district if the individual has completed the procedures outlined for the first year in the professional growth plan and has made additional progress in meeting the requirements for the initial career and technical education certificate.

The candidate for a probationary certificate must have substantially completed requirements for the initial career and technical education certificate as set forth in WAC 180-77-031 or 180-77-041.

(a) Such a certificate may be issued upon recommendation by the employing school district.

(b) The candidate shall have developed a professional growth plan in cooperation with the career and technical education administrator. The plan must be approved by the local school district career and technical education program advisory committee, to which the candidate is assigned. The plan shall provide for orientation, prior to the commencement of the teaching assignment, in the following:

(i) Issues related to legal liability;

(ii) The responsibilities of professional career and technical education educators; and

(iii) The lines of authority in the employing school district and/or building.

Within the first sixty working days, the plan shall establish procedures for the career and technical education instructor to develop competencies in the following:

(iv) Career and technical education methods; and

(v) General and specific safety.

If the candidate does not have access to the required course work within the first ninety working days, the local school district career and technical education advisory committee responsible may authorize the completion of the course work at a later date. The required course work shall be completed prior to the second year of employment.

(vi) The plan shall develop procedures and timelines for the career and technical education instructor to meet the requirements for the initial career and technical education certificate.

(vii) Provided, That candidates for probationary certificates as a coordinator of work-based learning shall ((have completed a course in)) successfully demonstrate competencies related to coordination techniques as verified by a state board of education approved program and ((either: (A) Possess)) hold a valid ((initial or continuing)) probationary career and technical education teacher certificate((; or

(B) Have completed five hundred hours of occupational experience within the past six years)).

(2) Conditional career and technical education certificate. Notwithstanding other requirements prescribed in this chapter for eligibility for career and technical education certification in the state of Washington, the one-year conditional career and technical education certificate may be issued under specific circumstances set forth below for limited service:

(a) The issuance of the conditional career and technical education certificate may be issued only under unique and special circumstances where no regularly certificated career and technical education instructor is available and is limited to:

(i) Persons highly qualified and experienced in the knowledge and occupational skills of the career and technical education program to be certified; or

(ii) Persons who meet the occupational experience requirements for career and technical education certification; or

(iii) Persons who will be employed in new and emerging occupations as identified by the state board of education and/or its designee.

(b) The certificate is issued to individuals who are screened by the local career and technical education administrator and school district superintendent or designee. The local career and technical education administrator or superintendent will verify that the following criteria have been met when requesting the conditional career and technical education certificate:

(i) No person with career and technical education certification in the field is available as verified by the local career and technical education administrator or superintendent;

(ii) The individual is being certified for a limited assignment and responsibility in a specified career and technical education program area;

(iii) Personnel so certificated will be oriented and prepared for the specific assignment and will be apprised of any legal liability, the lines of authority and the duration of the assignment;

(iv) The career and technical education administrator and local program advisory committee will indicate the basis on which he/she has determined that the individual is competent for the assignment;

(v) A written work and/or educational experience training plan as specified in WAC 180-77-014 (1)(b) is on file with the employing district.

(c) The certificate is valid for one year and only for the teaching area specified on the certificate. The certificate may be reissued on application and evidence that requirements continue to be met.

(3) Substitute career and technical education certificates. Substitute career and technical education certificates may be issued to candidates who meet the requirements in WAC 180-79A-231 (2) or (4).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-77-014, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010. 00-18-064, 180-77-014, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-014, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 95-12-056, 180-77-014, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]

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