Purpose: The proposed technical amendments to these WACs align them with other WACs recently adopted by the State Board of Education.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-78A-505 and 180-79A-011.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28 410.010 [28A.410.010].
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-08-039 and 05-08-043 on March 30, 2005.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: June 17, 2005.
July 8, 2005
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-23-037, filed 11/12/03, effective 12/13/03)
WAC 180-78A-505 Overview -- Teacher professional certificate program. (1) By September 1, 2001, all colleges and universities offering a professional certificate program must be in compliance with the new program standards.
(2) To obtain a professional certificate, the residency teacher 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).
(3)(a) Prior to full 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 a state board-approved private school or state agency providing educational services for students.
(b) The candidate may be fully admitted to the professional certificate program, prior to completion of provisional status, if the candidate provides to the program a letter from the candidate's employing school district, private school, or state agency providing educational services for students, documenting the employer's support for the candidate's full admission to the professional certificate program.
(4) The professional certificate requires successful
demonstration of three standards (effective teaching,
professional development, and ((
contributions) and (( 17)) 12 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).
(5)(a) 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.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(6) 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.
(7) 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.210.160. 03-23-037, § 180-78A-505, filed 11/12/03, effective 12/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-04-025, § 180-78A-505, filed 1/27/03, effective 2/27/03. 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.]
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-174, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99)
WAC 180-79A-011 Knowledge and skill requirements of the performance-based certification system -- Teachers. Each of the knowledge and skills required for the preparation and certification of teachers shall relate to one or more of the following three standards that all teachers will be required to demonstrate: Effective teaching, professional development, and ((
leadership)) professional contributions. The emphasis
in the preservice preparation programs shall be on effective
teaching; the emphasis in the program for the professional
certificate shall be divided among each of the three
categories; during the remainder of the teacher's career, the
emphasis should be on professional development and
(( leadership)) professional contributions.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-79A-011, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]