Purpose: To revise the rules for the professional certificate for teachers.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-78A-540.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-18-104 on September 1, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: October 22, 2004.
November 30, 2004
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-038, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)
WAC 180-78A-540 Approval standard -- Knowledge and skills. (1) Teacher. A successful candidate for the teacher professional certificate shall demonstrate:
(a) The knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure student learning by:
(i) Using ((
effective teaching practices, including
classroom management)) instructional strategies that make
learning meaningful and show positive impact on student
(ii) Using a variety of assessment strategies and data to monitor and improve instruction;
Establishing and maintaining)) Using appropriate
classroom management principles, processes and practices to
foster a safe positive, student-focused(( ,)) learning
(iv) Designing and/or adapting challenging curriculum
that is ((
developmentally appropriate)) based on the diverse
needs of each student;
(v) Demonstrating cultural sensitivity in teaching and in
relationships with students, ((
parents)) families, and
Using information about student achievement and
performance to advise and involve students and families;
(vii))) Integrating technology into instruction and assessment; and
(viii))) (vii) Informing, involving, and collaborating
with (( parents and)) families and community members as
partners in (( the)) each student's educational process
(( instrumental to student success; and
(ix) Employing democratic principles in instruction)) including using information about student achievement and performance.
(b) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills for professional development by:
(i) Evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection;
Designing and implementing professional growth
programs, including new directions in career development and
goals)) Using professional standards and district criteria to
assess professional performance, and plan and implement
appropriate growth activities; and
(iii) Remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, research and ethical practice.
(c) A successful candidate for the professional
certificate shall demonstrate ((
leadership that contributes))
professional contributions to the improvement of the school,
community, and the profession by:
Participating in activities within the school
community to improve curriculum and instructional practices;
(ii) Participating in professional and/or community organizations;
(iii))) Advocating for curriculum, instruction, and
learning environments ((
which)) that meet the diverse needs of
each student(( s));
(iv) Demonstrating communication skills and/or
strategies that facilitate group decision making; and
(v))) (ii) Participating collaboratively in school improvement activities and contributing to collegial decision making.
(2) Principal/program administrator. A successful candidate for the principal/program administrator professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills at the professional certificate benchmark levels for the six standards pursuant to WAC 180-78A-270 (2)(b).
(3) Educational staff associate - school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker. A successful candidate for the ESA professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills at the professional certificate benchmark levels for the standards in the specific ESA role pursuant to WAC 180-78A-270 (5), (7), or (9).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, § 180-78A-540, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, § 180-78A-540, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, § 180-78A-540, 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-540, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]