WSR 10-14-007

EXPEDITED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed June 24, 2010, 8:55 a.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Technical corrections to WAC 181-78A-261 based on legislative requirements to permit nonhigher education organizations to provide educator preparation programs.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO David Brenna, Professional Educator Standards Board, 600 Washington Street South, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504 , AND RECEIVED BY September 7, 2010.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The change responds to legislation that allows nonhigher education providers to be approved. Technical changes only.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Legislative requirements.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A-410 [28A.410] RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6238.

June 24, 2010

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-3319.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-20-100, filed 10/7/09, effective 11/7/09)

WAC 181-78A-261   Approval standard -- ((Unit)) Program resources and governance ((and resources)).   Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the unit has the leadership, authority, budget, personnel, facilities, and resources, including information technology resources, for the preparation of candidates to meet state standards. The following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the resources program approval standard of WAC 181-78A-220(3):


((Unit)) Program leadership, authority and budget


(1) A separate administrative unit is responsible for the composition and organization of the preparation program.

(a) An officially designated administrator is responsible for the management of operations and resources for the preparation program.

(b) ((The unit receives sufficient)) Budgetary allocations ((at least proportional to other institutional units)) are sufficient for the program to assure that candidates meet state standards.


Personnel


(2) The ((unit)) program has adequate personnel to promote teaching and learning.

(a) Workload policies allow ((faculty)) program personnel to ((be actively engaged in teaching, scholarship, assessment, advisement, service, and collaborative work with P-12 schools)) effectively perform their assigned responsibilities within the program.

(b) Specific ((staff and/or faculty in the unit)) program personnel are assigned the responsibility of advising applicants for certification and endorsements and for maintaining certification records.

(c) The ((unit)) program has adequate ((clinical faculty, site)) field supervisors((,)) and other support personnel((, part-time faculty, and/or graduate teaching assistants)).


Faculty qualifications and professional practices


(3) Faculty are qualified and exemplify professional practices.

(a) Faculty are qualified for their assignments by virtue of education, experience and current understanding of research and best practices.

(b) Faculty exemplify professional practices in teaching.

(((c) Faculty exemplify professional practices in scholarship.

(d) Faculty exemplify professional practices in service.))


Faculty performance and professional development


(4) The ((unit)) program systematically and comprehensively evaluates faculty performance and supports professional development.

(a) The faculty evaluate their own effectiveness in ((teaching, scholarship, and service)) achieving program goals.

(b) The ((unit)) program evaluates faculty effectiveness in teaching and learning.

(c) The ((unit)) program provides opportunity for faculty to engage in professional development.


((Unit)) Program facilities and resources


(5) The ((unit is provided)) program has adequate facilities and resources to promote teaching and learning.

(a) The ((unit is provided)) program has the necessary classrooms, lab space, office space, and/or other facilities.

(b) The ((unit is provided)) program has technology, library, curricular, and electronic information resources.

(c) The facilities support faculty and candidate use of technology.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 09-20-100, 181-78A-261, filed 10/7/09, effective 11/7/09; 06-14-010, 181-78A-261, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-261, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-014, 180-78A-261, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-261, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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