WSR 98-01-027

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed December 8, 1997, 11:09 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: November 21, 1997.

Purpose: Editorial.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-170, 180-79A-300, 180-79A-302, 180-79A-405, and 180-79A-433.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-20-146 on October 1, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 5, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 5, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Larry Davis

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-79A-170 Reinstatement of certificates. Only a continuing certificate may be reinstated. A holder of a lapsed, surrendered, or revoked continuing professional certificate at the time of application for reinstatement of such certificate must submit the following:

(1) Character evidence as required by WAC 180-79A-150(2) for candidates for certification.

(2) In accordance with RCW 28A.410.110, a revoked certificate may not be reinstated within one calendar year from the date of revocation.

(3) Provided, That no certificate may be reinstated if more than five calendar years has passed since the date of ((lapsing,)) surrender((,)) or revocation; however, such applicants may apply pursuant to WAC 180-79A-161 for a new certificate under requirements in effect at the time of application.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-170, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-79A-300 Certificate endorsement. Teacher certificates shall be endorsed as follows:

(1) Teacher certificates shall specify endorsements in subject area(s) and grade level(s).

(2) In order to change or add an endorsement to any teaching certificate, the candidate must complete an application, pay the certification fee specified in WAC 180-79A-130, and submit verification of completion of the necessary requirements specified in this chapter: Provided, That in order to change or add an endorsement to any teaching certificate in the vocational areas of agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, marketing education, and technology education after August 31, 1999, the candidate must also complete requirements under WAC 180-77-031.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-300, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-79A-302 Authorized endorsement for teachers. Endorsements for grade levels, and subject areas within such grade levels, for certificated teachers shall be limited to the following:

(1) Preschool through grade three endorsements shall be granted in the subject area of:

(a) Early childhood special education;

(b) Early childhood education.

(2) Grade kindergarten through grade eight endorsements shall be granted in the subject area of elementary education which shall include all subject areas taught in such grades.

(3) Grade kindergarten through grade twelve endorsements shall be granted in:

(a) Art;

(b) Music (broad subject area endorsement) and the specialized subject areas of:

(i) Choral music;

(ii) Instrumental music;

(c) Physical education;

(d) Reading;

(e) Designated foreign language;

(f) Special education;

(g) Learning resources;

(h) English as a second language;

(i) Bilingual education.

(4) Grade four through grade twelve endorsements shall be granted in:

(a) English/language arts (broad subject area endorsement) and the specialized English/language arts subject areas of:

(i) Drama;

(ii) English;

(iii) Journalism;

(iv) Speech.

(b) Science (broad subject area endorsement) and the specialized science subject areas of:

(i) Biology;

(ii) Chemistry;

(iii) Earth science;

(iv) Physics.

(c) Social studies (broad subject area endorsement) and the specialized social studies subject areas of:

(i) Anthropology;

(ii) Economics;

(iii) Geography;

(iv) History;

(v) Political science;

(vi) Psychology;

(vii) Sociology.

(d) The specialized subject areas of:

(i) Comparative religion;

(ii) Instructional technology (formerly computer science);

(iii) Health;

(iv) ((Technology education (formerly industrial arts);

(v))) Mathematics;

(((vi))) (v) Philosophy.

(e) The vocational areas of:

(i) Agriculture education;

(ii) Business education;

(iii) Family and consumer sciences education;

(iv) Marketing education;

(v) Technology education (formerly industrial arts).

(5) Traffic safety endorsements may be noted on certificates issued under this chapter if the candidate meets the requirements of the regulations promulgated by the superintendent of public instruction pursuant to RCW 28A.220.020(3).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-302, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-79A-405 Initial and continuing certificates--Renewal requirements. The following shall apply to initial and continuing certificates issued pursuant to this chapter:

(1) Initial certificate.

An initial teacher certificate may be renewed for an additional three-year period on application and verification that the individual has completed all course work requirements from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as defined in WAC 180-78A-010(6) for continuing certification or has completed at least fifteen quarter hours (ten semester hours) of college credit course work (normally 100 level or higher) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education as defined in WAC 180-78A-010(6) since the certificate was issued or renewed. After August 31, 2000, provisions of WAC 180-79A-160 will apply.

(2) Continuing certificate.

(a) The continuing certificates of holders who were eligible for such certificates prior to August 31, 1987, and who applied for such certificates prior to July 1, 1988, or who would have been eligible for such certificates prior to August 31, 1987, but for one of the three-year experience requirement and who complete such requirement and apply for such certificate prior to August 31, 1988, will be valid for life. Holders of valid continuing certificates affected by this subsection shall be entitled to have such certificate reissued and subject to the terms and conditions applicable to certification at the time of reissuance including the continuing education requirements of chapter 180-85 WAC.

(b) All continuing certificates not affected by the exception stated in (a) of this subsection shall lapse if the holder does not complete the continuing education requirement specified in chapter 180-85 WAC. To reinstate such a lapsed continuing certificate the individual must complete the requirements for reinstatement stated within chapter 180-85 WAC.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-405, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)

WAC 180-79A-433 Academic requirements for certification--School nurse, school occupational therapist, school physical therapist and school speech-language pathologist or audiologist. Candidates for school nurse, school occupational therapist, school physical therapist and school speech-language pathologist or audiologist certification shall apply directly to the professional education and certification office. Such candidates shall complete the following requirements, in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-79A-150, except state approved college/university professional preparation program:

(1) School nurse.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold a valid license as a registered nurse (RN) in Washington state.

(ii) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a National League of Nursing accredited program.

(iii) The candidate shall successfully complete thirty clock hours or three quarter hours (two semester hours) of course work approved by the state board of education which will include schools and society; human growth, development, and learning; American school law; legal responsibilities of the ESA; and the responsibilities of the specific ESA role in a school setting: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall((, upon verification of employment in the role,)) be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred ((twenty)) eighty calendar days which will allow the individual to practice in the role. The candidate shall verify to OSPI the completion of the required course work during the one hundred ((twenty-day)) eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing. The candidate shall have completed the requirements for the initial certificate as a school nurse and have completed forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of post-baccalaureate course work in education, nursing, or other health sciences.

(2) School occupational therapist.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold a valid license as an occupational therapist in Washington state.

(ii) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate (or higher) degree from an American Occupational Therapy Association approved program in occupational therapy.

(iii) The candidate shall successfully complete thirty clock hours or three quarter hours (two semester hours) of course work approved by the state board of education which will include schools and society; human growth, development, and learning; American school law; legal responsibilities of the ESA; and the responsibilities of the specific ESA role in a school setting: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall((, upon verification of employment in the role,)) be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred ((twenty)) eighty calendar days which will allow the individual to practice in the role. The candidate shall verify to OSPI the completion of the required course work during the one hundred ((twenty-day)) eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing. The candidate shall have completed the requirements for the initial certificate as a school occupational therapist and have completed at least fifteen quarter hours (ten semester hours) of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy, other health sciences or education.

(3) School physical therapist.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold a valid license as a physical therapist in Washington state.

(ii) The candidate shall hold a baccalaureate (or higher) degree from an American Physical Therapy Association accredited program in physical therapy.

(iii) The candidate shall successfully complete thirty clock hours or three quarter hours (two semester hours) of course work approved by the state board of education which will include schools and society; human growth, development, and learning; American school law; legal responsibilities of the ESA; and the responsibilities of the specific ESA role in a school setting: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall((, upon verification of employment in the role,)) be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred ((twenty)) eighty calendar days which will allow the individual to practice in the role. The candidate shall verify to OSPI the completion of the required course work during the one hundred ((twenty-day)) eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing. The candidate shall have completed the requirements for the initial certificate as a school physical therapist and have completed fifteen quarter hours (ten semester hours) of course work beyond the baccalaureate degree in physical therapy, other health sciences or education.

(4) School speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall have completed all course work (except special project or thesis) for a master's degree from a college or university program accredited by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) with a major in speech pathology or audiology. Such program shall include satisfactory completion of a written comprehensive examination: Provided, That if any candidate has not completed a written comprehensive examination, the candidate may present verification from ASHA of a passing score on the National Teacher's Examination in speech pathology or audiology as a condition for certification.

(ii) The candidate shall successfully complete thirty clock hours or three quarter hours (two semester hours) of course work approved by the state board of education which will include schools and society; human growth, development, and learning; American school law; legal responsibilities of the ESA; and the responsibilities of the specific ESA role in a school setting: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall((, upon verification of employment in the role,)) be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred ((twenty)) eighty calendar days which will allow the individual to practice in the role. The candidate shall verify to OSPI the completion of the required course work during the one hundred ((twenty-day)) eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing. The candidate shall hold a master's degree with a major in speech pathology or audiology.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-433, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]

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