WSR 99-01-174

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed December 23, 1998, 10:55 a.m.]



Date of Adoption: October 30, 1998.

Purpose: The amendment to these rules will (1) do one or more of the following: Make technical adjustments, clarify existing provisions, repeal unnecessary wording, repeal provisions unsupported by rule-making authority, or provide greater flexibility or discretion to persons or entities subject to the rules, (2) eliminate the instructional specialist certificate and expand the conditional certificate, (3) allow for national certification as qualification for certification as a school psychologist, (4) revise policies and requirements for endorsements on teacher certificates, or (5) establish rules for the renewal of the professional teacher certificate.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 180-79A-236, 180-79A-403, 180-79A-215, 180-79A-230, 180-79A-205, 180-79A-510, 180-79A-415, 180-79A-417, 180-79A-515, 180-79A-517; and amending WAC 180-85-020, 180-85-075, 180-78A-142, 180-78A-160, 180-78A-165, and 180-79A-304.

In addition to the sections specifically cited, which reflect substantive changes, chapters 180-78A and 180-79A WAC were edited and reorganized so many section numbers were repealed and new section numbers were used in both chapters.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010, and 28A.150.220(4).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-19-134 on September 23, 1998.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Two primary endorsements, as well as several supporting endorsements, that were presented for adoption consideration were not adopted. Some knowledge and skills required for certain endorsements or program approval that were presented for adoption consideration were amended or deleted.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 15, repealed 7.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 15, repealed 7.

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

Larry Davis

Executive Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 28-88, filed 12/14/88)



WAC 180-85-020  Effective date and applicable certificates. The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the following certificates issued on or after August 31, 1987:

(1) Continuing certificates as provided in chapter 180-79 WAC.

(2) Standard certificates as provided under previous standards of the state board of education.

(3) Professional certificates as provided in chapter 180-79A WAC.

(4) Provided, That applicants who have completed all requirements for a continuing or standard certificates prior to August 31, 1987, and who apply for such certificate prior to July 1, 1988, and applicants who have completed all requirements for a continuing or standard certificate except one of the three-years experience requirement prior to August 31, 1987, and who completes such requirement and applies prior to August 31, 1988, shall be exempt from the continuing education requirements of this chapter.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-020, filed 12/14/88; 87-12-041 (Order 10-87), 180-85-020, filed 6/1/87; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-020, filed 6/10/86.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 28-88, filed 12/14/88)



WAC 180-85-075  Continuing education requirement. Continuing education requirements are as follows:

(1) Each holder of a ((professional education)) continuing or a standard certificate affected by this chapter shall be required to complete one hundred fifty credit hours of continuing education prior to his or her first lapse date and during each period between subsequent lapse dates.

(2) Each holder of a valid professional certificate shall be required to complete one hundred fifty continuing education credit hours since the certificate was issued in order to renew. All continuing education credit hours shall relate to either (a) or (b) of this subsection: Provided, That both categories (a) and (b) must be represented in the one hundred fifty clock hours required for renewal:

(a) One or more of the following three standards outlined in WAC 180-78A-540:

(i) Effective instruction.

(ii) Leadership.

(iii) Professional development.

(b) One of the salary criteria specified in RCW 28A.415.023.

(i) Is consistent with a school-based plan for mastery of student learning goals as referenced in RCW 28A.320.205, the annual school performance report, for the school in which the individual is assigned;

(ii) Pertains to the individual's current assignment or expected assignment for the subsequent school year;

(iii) Is necessary to obtain an endorsement as prescribed by the state board of education;

(iv) Is specifically required to obtain advanced levels of certification; or

(v) Is included in a college or university degree program that pertains to the individual's current assignment, or potential future assignment, as a certified instructional staff.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-075, filed 12/14/88; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-075, filed 6/10/86.]

OTS-2438.3

GENERAL



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-084, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)



WAC 180-78A-003  Authority. The authority for this chapter is ((RCW 28A.410.010 which authorizes the state board of education to establish, publish, and enforce rules and regulations determining eligibility and certification of personnel employed in the common schools of this state. This authority is supplemented by)) RCW 28A.305.130 (1) ((and (2))) through (4) which authorizes the state board of education to approve and disapprove educator preparation programs in institutions of higher education in Washington state.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130. 97-04-084, 180-78A-003, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-084, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)



WAC 180-78A-005  Purpose. In order to support the successful implementation of Washington's ongoing public school reform and improvement policies, the state board of education is establishing a newly designed performance-based preparation system for educators that will be aligned with these efforts. The intent of the performance-based preparation system is to ensure that educators can demonstrate a positive impact on student learning as the foundation for preparing students to effectively participate in a diverse and democratic society. This chapter establishes the procedures, standards, and criteria to be used in the development and approval of preparation programs offered by institutions of higher education in Washington state leading to teacher, administrator, and educational staff associates certification. These rules establish a performance-based preparation system for educators that supports the Improvement of Student Achievement Act of 1993 (ESHB 1209) which will enable educators to implement the Washington state student learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130. 97-04-084, 180-78A-005, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-01-025, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98)



WAC 180-78A-010  Definition of terms. The following definitions shall be used in this chapter:

(1) "College or university" means any regionally accredited baccalaureate degree granting Washington institution of higher learning or cooperative group of such institutions which has or develops programs of preparation in education which are submitted to the state board of education for approval.

(2) "Endorsement" means a specification placed on a certificate to indicate the subject area, grade level, and/or specialization for which the individual is prepared to teach.

(3) "Interstate compact" means the contractual agreement among several states authorized by RCW 28A.690.010 and 28A.690.020 which facilitates interstate reciprocity.

(4) "Program approval" means the approval by the state board of education of an educator preparation program within Washington state.

(5) "Field experience" means a sequence of learning experiences which occur in actual school settings or clinical or laboratory settings. Such learning experiences are related to specific program outcomes and are designed to integrate educational theory, knowledge, and skills in actual practice under the direction of a qualified supervisor.

(6) "Regionally accredited institution of higher education" means a community college, college, or university which is fully accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:

(a) Middle States, Association of Colleges and Schools;

(b) New England Association of Schools and Colleges;

(c) North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;

(d) Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges;

(e) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;

(f) Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Accrediting Commission for Junior and Senior Colleges.

(7) "((A)) An approved performance-based ((approved)) educator preparation program" means a program that requires the candidate to demonstrate in multiple ways, over time, specific state board of education required standards, criteria, knowledge and skills, including, where appropriate, evidence related to positive impact on student learning.

(8) "A positive impact on student learning" means that a teacher through instruction and assessment has been able to document students' increased knowledge and/or demonstration of a skill or skills related to the state goals and/or essential academic learning requirements: Provided, That teachers employed by private schools who are candidates for the professional teaching certificate shall document students' increased knowledge and/or demonstration of a skill or skills related to either:

(a) The state goals or essential academic learning requirements; or

(b) Such alternative learning goals as the private school has established.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 98-01-025, 180-78A-010, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130. 97-04-084, 180-78A-010, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-084, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)



WAC 180-78A-015  Professional education advisory committee. (1) The state board of education shall establish a professional education advisory committee to serve as the working committee of the board on matters pertaining to the preparation and certification of school personnel. The committee shall give advice and make recommendations to the board and the state superintendent of public instruction about educator preparation and certification matters and participate in the review of preparation programs.

(2) The size of the committee shall be determined by the board but membership shall be comprised of regular members representing colleges and universities, specialized and general professional associations, school district administrators, ((school district)) boards of directors, nonpublic schools, the Washington state legislature, other business and lay organizations having interest in the preparation and certification of school personnel, and three members of the state board of education.

(((2))) (3) The advisory committee shall have a four-member executive committee comprised of one member of the state board, one member representing higher education, one member representing certificated staff practitioners, and one member from among the other groups represented on the advisory committee. The chair of the advisory committee shall rotate at least every two years among the nonboard members of the executive committee.

(((3))) (4) The executive committee shall have the authority to work with member groups, as necessary, to assure to the extent possible that the combined membership of the advisory committee reflects the racial, ethnic, geographic and gender diversity of the state.

(((4))) (5) The advisory committee shall be responsible for adopting written operating procedures.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130. 97-04-084, 180-78A-015, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



GENERAL APPROVAL PROVISIONS



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-100  Existing approved programs. Chapter 180-78A WAC rules shall govern all policies related to programs upon adoption by the state board of education, which shall provide assistance to colleges and universities in the revision of their existing programs.

(1) All professional education programs shall be reviewed for approval under the 1997 program approval standards of chapter 180-78A WAC by August 31, 2000. Institutions shall be given at least one year notification prior to a state board of education review for compliance with these standards: Provided, That if an institution requests a visit with less than a year's notice, the state board of education shall consider that request.

(2) The state board of education shall determine the schedule for such approval reviews and whether an on-site visit or other forms of documentation and validation shall be used for the purposes of granting approval under the 1997 program approval standards.

(3) Each institution shall submit its program for review when requested by the state board of education to ensure that the program meets the state's program approval standards and to provide assessment data relative to the performance standards to the state board of education for the year prior to the site visit.

(4) Institutions seeking National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs, and National Association of School Psychologist accreditation may request from the state board of education approval for concurrent site visits which would utilize the same documentation with the exception of material submitted by the institution to the state for the professional education advisory boards and the accountability standards.

(5) In submitting a request for approval under these standards, the approved program shall provide a description of the criteria that the program will use to assess, in multiple ways, over time, its certification candidates' knowledge and skills, including, where appropriate, evidence related to positive impact on student learning. Based on the documentation submitted and/or an on-site visit, the state board of education shall grant approval or request specific revisions that need to be made in order to obtain state board of education approval.



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WAC 180-78A-105  Procedures for initial approval of an educator preparation program. Each college or university desiring to establish a preparation program shall comply with the following:

(1) Advise the state board of education of its desire to establish a preparation program.

(2) Establish the appropriate professional education advisory board pursuant to WAC 180-78A-205.

(3) Develop with the assistance of the professional education advisory board and designated officials of the state board of education, a written plan which provides timelines for the implementation of all applicable program approval standards during the first year of the preparation program and submit such report to the designated official of the state board of education for review and comment and, if requested, resubmit such plan to the designated official.

(4) Describe the criteria that the approved preparation program will use to assess, in multiple ways, over time, its candidates' knowledge and skills, including, where appropriate, evidence related to positive impact on student learning.

(5) Present the written plan to the state board of education which shall approve it and grant initial approval status if the state board is satisfied that the college or university will meet all program approval standards in accordance with reasonable and practical timelines and that the college or university has made the needed commitments, specifically personnel and other resources, to implement the plan.

(6) The newly approved preparation program shall be approved for up to a two-year period.

(7) During the second year of approval, the superintendent of public instruction shall conduct a site visit to determine if the program is in full compliance with the 1997 program approval standards.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-110  Length of time for which program approval status shall be granted. (1) The state board of education shall approve all preparation programs under the 1997 program approval standards for five years unless the state board approves a variation with the exception of new programs approved for up to two years under WAC 180-78A-028.

(2) The superintendent of public instruction, upon receipt of a complaint from any source or upon her or his initiative, or initiative of the state board may review all or any part of a preparation program for compliance with the provisions of this chapter. If deviations are found, the state board is authorized to rescind program approval until the college or university submits an acceptable compliance agreement which will bring the preparation program into compliance as soon as reasonably practicable, but no later than the commencement of the succeeding academic year or six calendar months, whichever is later.

(3) If an acceptable compliance agreement is not developed and approved by the state board of education, the preparation program shall be placed on probationary status and the probationary status provision of WAC 180-78A-115 shall apply.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-115  Probationary status. Colleges and universities with approved preparation programs shall not lose official approval status until the state board of education has taken final action to disapprove the preparation program: Provided, That colleges or universities shall be permitted for the current and one additional academic year following receipt of the formal notice of disapproval to continue as an approved preparation program on probationary status for the purpose of completing the preparation program for those candidates for certification currently enrolled in the preparation program and who are scheduled to complete such preparation program within such academic years and for the purpose of regaining state board of education approval.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-120  Procedures for reestablishment of approval status for an educator preparation program. The procedures for the reestablishment of state board of education approval of a preparation program shall be the same as the procedure for initial approval as provided in WAC 180-78A-105, except that if the preparation program continues to operate pursuant to the probationary status provision of WAC 180-78A-115, the state board of education may limit the content of the written plan required by WAC 180-78A-105(3) to program standards determined by the state board of education to be the cause of the college or university's probationary status.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-125  Annual reports by colleges and universities. Each college or university offering an approved preparation program shall submit annual reports covering the period from July 1 of the previous year to June 30 of the current year, containing the following:

(1) An executive summary of the activities of each professional education advisory board.

(2) Other material related to the preparation programs requested by the state board of education.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-130  Approval of preparation program offered by an out-of-state college or university within the state applicable to certification. No out-of-state college or university shall offer a program of courses within Washington state for purposes of Washington state certification without meeting all program approval requirements set forth in this chapter and those set forth in the Degree Authorization Act, chapter 28B.85 RCW.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-136  Responsibilities of deans, directors, or other designated administrators. Each college or university operating an approved preparation program shall require the dean, director, or other designee of the administrative unit required by WAC 180-78A-261(2) to coordinate the following college or university responsibilities:

(1) Formation of professional education advisory boards.

(2) Management of operations and resources for each preparation program.

(3) Filing of affidavits and reports required by this chapter and chapter 180-79A WAC.

(4) Dissemination of information relative to initial and continuing certification procedures and requirements.

(5) The application process for certification.

(6) Establishing and administering a process to counsel and assist applicants in the processing of applications for certificates and endorsements thereon: Provided, That colleges and universities need not provide such assistance to applicants who have completed less than 15 quarter (10 semester) hours of coursework at the respective college or university.



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SUPERINTENDENTS



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-151  Preparation of superintendents. See RCW 28B.10.410 and 28A.400.010.



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PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENT



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-200  Candidate admission policies. Admission requirements to residency preparation programs shall include, but not be limited to, evidence that the candidate is competent in the basic skills required for oral and written communication, reading, and computation, demonstrated by one of the following options:

(1) Successful completion of an examination in the basic skills required for oral and written communication, reading, and computation; or

(2) Completion of a baccalaureate degree program; or

(3) Completion of a graduate degree program; or

(4) Completion of two or more years of college level course work and demonstrated basic skills competency through college level work and a written essay; or

(5) A combined score of more than the state-wide median score for the prior school year scored by all persons taking the Scholastic Assessment Test I: Reasoning Test or the American College Test (ACT).



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PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARDS--GENERAL PROVISIONS



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-205  Required professional education advisory board. Colleges and universities seeking approval by the state board of education as an approved preparation program, and in order to maintain such approval status, shall establish a professional education advisory board (PEAB) in accordance with the following:

(1) The program areas for which a college or university may seek approval and maintain an approved preparation program are:

(a) Teacher.

(b) Administrator.

(c) Educational staff associate (ESA), school counselor.

(d) Educational staff associate, school psychologist.

(e) Educational staff associate, school social worker.

(2) A college or university may combine educational staff associate professional education advisory boards as long as one-half or more of the voting members are appointed by the associations representing the ESA roles involved and are divided equally among those roles.

(3) A college or university may have separate administrator professional education advisory boards for each administrator role as long as one-half or more of the voting members are appointed by the association representing the administrator role involved: Provided, That each administrator PEAB shall include at least one member appointed by the association of Washington school principals (AWSP) and one appointed by the Washington association of school administrators (WASA).

(4) The failure of a designated organization, as specified in WAC 180-78A-209, to make appointments to the designated board, or to make such appointments in a timely manner, shall not cause the preparation program to lose its approval status.



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WAC 180-78A-207  Qualification to be appointed to professional education advisory boards. (1) Appointees to service on professional education advisory boards from required agencies, other than the designee(s) of the college or university president, at the time of their appointment, must be employed in or reside in a school district with which the college or university has a current written agreement to provide field experiences for students involved in the preparation program for which the professional education advisory board has responsibility.

(2) Professional education advisory boards may authorize the appointment of additional representatives from other school districts or other public and private agencies as long as one-half or more of the members of the professional education advisory board consist of representatives who meet the qualifications of subsection (1) of this section and who are from the role for which the professional education advisory board has responsibility.

(3) If any professional education advisory board receives a written request from other school districts or other public or private agencies for representation on such professional education advisory board, the current members of such professional education advisory board shall vote on such request at the next regular meeting of such board: Provided, That a college or university may elect to add private school representatives to a professional education advisory board without adding to the representation from the role for which the professional education advisory board has responsibility if the professional education advisory board authorizes such action by a majority vote.



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WAC 180-78A-209  Professional education advisory boards--Membership. The professional education advisory boards shall at a minimum consist of the following:

(1) teacher.

(a) One-half or more of the voting members shall be classroom teachers appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association: Provided, That a college or university that has placed more than fifty percent of its graduates of the teacher certification program within the previous three academic years in private schools may appoint up to one-half of the practitioners required by this subsection from nominations from faculties of private schools in which the college or university places student teachers or teachers.

(b) At least one principal appointed by the president of the Association of Washington School Principals.

(c) At least one school administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(d) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(2) administrator.

(a) At least one-fourth of the voting members shall be administrators appointed by the president of the Association of Washington School Principals, and at least one-fourth of the voting members shall be administrators appointed by the president of the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(b) At least one or more classroom teachers appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(3) school counselor.

(a) At least one-half of the voting members shall be school counselors appointed by the president of the Washington School Counselors Association.

(b) At least one teacher appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one principal appointed by the Association of Washington School Principals.

(d) At least one administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(e) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(4) school psychologist.

(a) At least one-half of the voting members shall be school psychologists appointed by the president of the Washington State Association of School Psychologists.

(b) At least one teacher appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one principal appointed by the Association of Washington School Principals.

(d) At least one administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(e) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.

(5) school social worker.

(a) At least one-half of the voting members shall be school social workers appointed by the president of the Washington Association of School Social Workers.

(b) At least one teacher appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association.

(c) At least one principal appointed by the Association of Washington School Principals.

(d) At least one administrator appointed by the Washington Association of School Administrators.

(e) At least one college or university representative who may serve in a voting or nonvoting role.



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WAC 180-78A-210  Joint professional education advisory board. Any two or more colleges and/or universities may agree to have the same professional education advisory board for their respective preparation program at such college or university.



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WAC 180-78A-215  Substitute pay for members of professional education advisory boards. Service on professional education advisory boards by certificated employees is deemed by the state board of education as a committee formed for the purpose of furthering education within the state. Accordingly, the superintendent of public instruction, in conformance with the provisions of RCW 28A.300.035, shall make payments to school districts for needed substitutes.



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RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARDS--GENERAL



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-220  Program approval standards for approved preparation programs. The program approval standards for approved preparation programs for teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates are as follows:

(1) Professional education advisory boards: The college or university, in conformance with the provisions of WAC 180-78A-250, has established and maintained a professional education advisory board to participate in and cooperate with the college or university on decisions related to the development, implementation, and revision of each preparation program--i.e., teacher, administrator, school counselor, school psychologist, and school social workers.

(2) Accountability: Each college or university, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-255, has established a performance-based preparation program.

(3) Resources: A separate college, school, department, or other administrative unit within the college or university, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-261, is responsible for providing the resources needed to develop and maintain quality preparation programs.

(4) Program design: Each college or university, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-264, is responsible for establishing a collaboratively developed approved preparation program that is based on a conceptual framework, current research and best practice that reflects the state's learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.

(5) Knowledge and skills: Each college or university, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-270, has established policies requiring all candidates for certification to demonstrate knowledge and skills required for the particular certificate and areas of endorsement and which reflect the state's learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.



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WAC 180-78A-225  Acceptance of alternative standards. (1) For a given program, the state board of education may allow the substitution of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Program's (CACREP) or the National Association of School Psychologist's (NASP) standards for program approval standards for school counselor and school psychologist program approval (WAC 180-78A-220 (2) through (5)).

(2) The state board of education may allow the substitution of national standards (e.g., the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) teacher education standards) for program approval with any additions deemed necessary by the state board of education. National standards may also be approved for programs in specific endorsement areas if they are deemed to be equivalent to state standards.



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RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--SPECIFIC PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-250  Approval standard--Professional education advisory board. Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 180-78A-220(1):

(1) The professional education advisory board has been established in accordance with WAC 180-78A-209.

(2) The professional education advisory board has adopted operating procedures and has met at least four times a year.

(3) The professional education advisory board has reviewed all program approval standards at least once every five years.

(4) The professional education advisory board annually has reviewed follow-up studies and placement records.

(5) The professional education advisory board has made recommendations when appropriate for program changes to the institution which must in turn consider and respond to the recommendations in writing in a timely fashion.

(6) The professional education advisory board annually has seen, reviewed and approved an executive summary of the activities of the professional education advisory board for the period from July 1 through June 30 of the reporting year. The college or university has submitted the approved executive summary to the state board of education.



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RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--SPECIFIC PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--ACCOUNTABILITY



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-255  Approval standard--Accountability. Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 180-78A-220(2). Each college and university shall:

(1) Submit for initial approval to the state board of education a performance-based program for the preparation of teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates.

(2) Conduct follow-up studies of graduates, maintain placement records for all graduates, and prepare annual placement and follow-up summaries.

(3) Submit annually the following to the state board of education for each approved program:

(a) The number of students enrolled in certificate programs during fall of the previous year;

(b) The number of students completing approved programs during the period from July 1 of the previous year to June 30 of the reporting year; and

(c) A brief narrative description of changes that occurred in certificate programs during the reporting year.



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RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--SPECIFIC PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--RESOURCES



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-78A-261  Approval standard--Resources. Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the resources program approval standard of WAC 180-78A-220(3):

(1) A separate administrative unit supports the preparation program whose composition and organization are clearly described in writing.

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

(3) Administrators and faculty in the preparation program have appropriate qualifications (including masters' or doctoral degrees) and have experience for the roles to which they are assigned.

(4) The institution has and implements an explicit plan with adequate resources to ensure hiring and retaining of a diverse faculty.

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

(6) Financial resources are provided to support the preparation program.

(7) Facilities are provided to support the needs of the preparation program.

(8) Library, technology, and other informational resources must be sufficient in scope, breadth, and recency to support the preparation program.



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RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--SPECIFIC PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--PROGRAM DESIGN



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WAC 180-78A-264  Approval standard--Program design. Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program design standard of WAC 180-78A-220(4):

(1) The curriculum is guided by a conceptual framework and is based on current research and best practice, is cohesive and integrated, is performance-based, and supports the state's student learning goals and for teacher preparation programs, reflects the essential academic learning requirements.

(2) Candidates who demonstrate potential for acquiring the content and pedagogical knowledge and skills for success as educators in schools are recruited, admitted, and retained (see WAC 180-78A-200 Candidate admission policies). These candidates include members from under represented groups.

(3) Candidates attain/demonstrate academic competence in the educator role for which they are being prepared.

(4) A set of criteria/performances for program completion are established and published.

(5) The preparing institution shall assure that candidates are provided with appropriate course work and experiences in teaching methods for each endorsement area. The methods should include:

(a) Instructional strategies.

(b) Curriculum frameworks (essential academic learning requirements).

(c) Assessment strategies, including performance-based measurements of student work.

(d) Unit/lesson planning.

(6) Field experiences are integrated throughout the preparation program and include experience with diverse populations in a variety of settings.

(7) Candidates complete an internship in which they demonstrate the required knowledge and skills: Provided, That candidates for an administrator certificate shall complete an internship pursuant to WAC 180-78A-325, candidates for a school psychologist certificate shall complete an internship pursuant to WAC 180-78A-317, and candidates for a school counselor certificate shall complete an internship pursuant to WAC 180-78A-315.

(8) Programs reflect ongoing collaboration with P-12 schools.

(9) Candidates for a teacher certificate shall hold/obtain a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in any of the subject areas of the endorsement listed in WAC 180-79A-302. Such degrees shall require the completion of at least forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of course work in the subject area: Provided, That a candidate who holds a baccalaureate degree in another academic field will not be required to obtain a second baccalaureate degree if the candidate provides evidence to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she has completed the required forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours of course work in one of the subject areas of the endorsements listed in WAC 180-79A-302.



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RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--SPECIFIC PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS



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WAC 180-78A-270  Approval standard--Knowledge and skills. Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning based on the Improvement of Student Achievement Act of 1993 (1209), the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 180-78A-220(5):

(1) teacher. Teacher candidates will complete a well-planned sequence of courses and/or experiences in which they acquire and apply knowledge about:

Foundational knowledge

(a) The state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.

(b) The subject matter content for the area(s) they teach, including relevant methods course work and the essential areas of study for each endorsement area for which the candidate is applying (chapter 180-79A WAC).

(c) The social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education, including an understanding of the moral, social, and political dimensions of classrooms, teaching, and schools.

(d) The impact of technological and societal changes on schools.

(e) Theories of human development and learning.

(f) Inquiry and research.

(g) School law and educational policy.

(h) Professional ethics.

(i) The responsibilities, structure, and activities of the profession.

(j) Issues related to abuse including the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.

(k) The standards, criteria and other requirements for obtaining the professional certificate.

Effective teaching

(l) Research and experience-based principles of effective practice for encouraging the intellectual, social, and personal development of students.

(m) Different student approaches to learning for creating instructional opportunities adapted to learners from diverse cultural or linguistic backgrounds.

(n) Areas of exceptionality and learning -- including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, visual and perceptual difficulties, and special physical or mental challenges.

(o) Effective instructional strategies for students at all levels of academic abilities and talents.

(p) Instructional strategies for developing reading, writing, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

(q) The prevention and diagnosis of reading difficulties and research-based intervention strategies.

(r) Classroom management and discipline, including:

(i) Individual and group motivation for encouraging positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

(ii) Effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication for fostering active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interactions in the classroom.

(s) Planning and management of instruction based on knowledge of the content area, the community, and curriculum goals.

(t) Formal and informal assessment strategies for evaluating and ensuring the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.

(u) Collaboration with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community for supporting students' learning and well-being.

(v) Effective interactions with parents to support students' learning and well-being.

Professional development

(w) The opportunity for candidates to reflect on their teaching and its effects on student growth and learning.

(x) Educational technology including the use of computer and other technologies in instruction, assessment and professional productivity.

(y) Strategies for effective participation in group decision making.

(2) principal and program administrator. Effective August 31, 1997, principal and program administrator candidates, in order to support student achievement of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements, will complete a well-planned sequence of courses and/or experiences in an approved preparation program which shall include:

(a) Specific performance domains. An approved preparation program shall require the candidate to demonstrate in course work and the internship the following:

(i) Leadership: Formulating goals with individuals or groups; initiating and maintaining direction with groups and guiding them to the accomplishment of tasks; setting priorities for one's school in the context of community and district priorities and student and staff needs; integrating own and others' ideas for task accomplishment; initiating and planning organizational change.

(ii) Information collection: Gathering data, facts, and impressions from a variety of sources about students, parents, staff members, administrators, and community members; seeking knowledge about policies, rules, laws, precedents, or practices; managing the data flow; classifying and organizing information for use in decision making and monitoring.

(iii) Problem analysis: Identifying the important elements of a problem situation by analyzing relevant information; framing problems; identifying possible causes; identifying additional needed information; framing and reframing possible solutions; exhibiting conceptual flexibility; assisting others to form reasoned opinions about problems and issues.

(iv) Judgment: Reaching logical conclusions and making high quality, timely decisions given the best available information.

(v) Organizational oversight: Planning and scheduling one's own and others' work so that resources are used appropriately, and short-term and long-term priorities and goals are met; monitoring projects to meet deadlines.

(vi) Implementation: Making things happen; putting programs and plans into action; applying management technologies; applying methods of organizational change including collaborative processes; facilitating tasks; establishing progress checkpoints; considering alternative approaches; providing "mid-course" corrections when actual outcomes start to diverge from intended outcomes; adapting to new conditions.

(vii) Delegation: Assigning projects or tasks together with clear authority to accomplish them and responsibility for their timely and acceptable completion.

(viii) Instructional program: Envisioning and enabling instructional and auxiliary programs for the improvement of teaching and learning; recognizing the developmental needs of students; insuring appropriate instructional methods; designing positive learning experiences; accommodating differences in cognition and achievement; mobilizing the participation of appropriate people or groups to develop these programs and to establish a positive learning environment.

(ix) Curriculum design: Interpreting school district curricula; planning and implementing with staff a framework for instruction that shall include the implementation of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements; initiating needs analyses and monitoring social and technological developments as they affect curriculum; responding to international content levels; adjusting content as needs and conditions change.

(x) Student guidance and development: Providing for student guidance, counseling, and auxiliary services; utilizing community organizations; responding to family needs; enlisting the participation of appropriate people and groups to design and conduct these programs and to connect schooling with plans for adult life; planning for a comprehensive program of student activities.

(xi) Staff development: Identifying with participants the professional needs of individuals and groups; planning and organizing programs to improve staff effectiveness; supervising individuals and groups; engaging staff and others to plan and participate in recruitment and development; initiating self-development.

(xii) Measurement and evaluation: Determining what diagnostic information is needed about students, staff, and the school environment; examining the extent to which outcomes meet or exceed previously defined standards, goals, or priorities for individuals or groups; drawing inferences for program revisions; interpreting measurements or evaluations for others; relating programs to desired outcomes; developing equivalent measures of competence.

(xiii) Resource allocation: Planning and developing the budget with appropriate staff; seeking, allocating, and adjusting fiscal, human, and material resources; utilizing the physical plant; monitoring resource use and reporting results.

(xiv) Motivating others: Building commitment to a course of action; creating and channeling the energy of self and others; planning and encouraging participation; supporting innovation; recognizing and rewarding effective performance; providing coaching, guidance, or correction for performance that needs improvement; serving as a role model.

(xv) Sensitivity: Perceiving the needs and concerns of others; dealing with others tactfully; working with others in emotionally stressful situations or in conflict; managing conflict; obtaining feedback; recognizing multicultural sensibilities.

(xvi) Oral expression: Making oral presentations that are clear and easy to understand; clarifying and restating questions; responding, reviewing, and summarizing for groups; utilizing appropriate communicative aids; adapting for audiences.

(xvii) Written expression: Expressing ideas clearly in writing; writing appropriately for different audiences such as students, teachers, and parents; preparing brief memoranda.

(xviii) Philosophical and cultural values: Acting with a reasoned understanding of the role of education in a democratic society and in accord with accepted ethical standards; recognizing philosophical and historical influences in education; reflecting an understanding of American culture, including current social and economic issues related to education; recognizing global influences on students and society.

(xix) Legal and regulatory applications: Acting in accordance with relevant federal and Washington state laws, rules, and policies; recognizing governmental influences on education; working within local rules, procedures, and directives; administering contracts.

(xx) Policy and political influences: Identifying relationships between public policy and education; recognizing policy issues; examining and affecting policies individually and through professional and public groups; relating policy initiatives to the welfare of students; addressing ethical issues.

(xxi) Public and media relationships: Developing common perceptions about school issues; interacting with parental and community opinion leaders; understanding and responding skillfully to the electronic and printed news media; initiating and reporting news through appropriate channels; enlisting public participation; recognizing and providing for market segments.

(b) Performance assessment. An approved preparation program for principals shall require that prior to the internship each candidate shall engage in a performance assessment through a process determined by each preparation program. The results of this assessment shall be utilized by the college/university supervisor, the cooperating principal, and the principal candidate to cooperatively design the internship plan.

(3) superintendent. Superintendent candidates, in order to support student achievement of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements, will complete a well-planned sequence of courses and/or experiences in an approved preparation program for superintendents which shall include specific performance domains for superintendents. An approved preparation program for superintendents shall require the candidate to demonstrate in course work and the internship the following:

(a) Strategic leadership: The knowledge, skills and attributes to identify contexts, develop with others vision and purpose, utilize information, frame problems, exercise leadership processes to achieve common goals, and act ethically for educational communities. This includes:

(i) Professional and ethical leadership.

(ii) Information management and evaluation.

(b) Instructional leadership: The knowledge, skills and attributes to design with others appropriate curricula and instructional programs which implement the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements, to develop learner centered school cultures, to assess outcomes, to provide student personnel services, and to plan with faculty professional development activities aimed at improving instruction. This includes:

(i) Curriculum, instruction, supervision, and learning environment.

(ii) Professional development and human resources.

(iii) Student personnel services.

(c) Organizational leadership: The knowledge, skills and attributes to understand and improve the organization, implement operational plans, manage financial resources, and apply decentralized management processes and procedures. This includes:

(i) Organizational management.

(ii) Interpersonal relationships.

(iii) Financial management and resource allocation.

(iv) Technology and information system.

(d) Political and community leadership: The knowledge, skills and attributes to act in accordance with legal provisions and statutory requirements, to apply regulatory standards, to develop and apply appropriate policies, to be conscious of ethical implications of policy initiatives and political actions, to relate public policy initiatives to student welfare, to understand schools as political systems, to involve citizens and service agencies, and to develop effective staff communications and public relations programs. This includes:

(i) Community and media relations.

(ii) Federal and Washington state educational law, public policy and political systems.

(4) school counselor. School counselor candidates, in order to support student achievement of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements, will complete a well-planned sequence of courses and/or experiences in which they acquire and apply knowledge about:

(a) Human growth and development (studies that provide an understanding of the nature and needs of individuals at all developmental levels).

(b) Social and cultural foundations (studies that provide an understanding of issues and trends in a multicultural and diverse society).

(c) Helping relationships (studies that provide an understanding of counseling and consultation processes).

(d) Group work (studies that provide an understanding of group development, dynamics, counseling theories, group counseling methods and skills, and other group work approaches).

(e) Career and lifestyle development (studies that provide an understanding of career development and related life factors).

(f) Appraisal (studies that provide an understanding of individual and group approaches to assessment and evaluation), including assessment of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.

(g) Research and program evaluation (studies that provide an understanding of types of research methods, basic statistics, and ethical and legal considerations in research).

(h) Professional orientation (studies that provide an understanding of all aspects of professional functioning including history, roles, organizational structures, ethics, standards, and credentialing).

(i) Foundations of school counseling including:

(i) History, philosophy, and trends in school counseling;

(ii) Role and function of the school counselor in conjunction with the roles of the professional and support personnel in the school;

(iii) Knowledge of the school setting and curriculum including the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements;

(iv) Ethical standards and guidelines of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA);

(v) State and federal policies, laws, and legislation relevant to school counseling; and

(vi) Implications of sociocultural, demographic, and lifestyle diversity relevant to school counseling.

(j) Studies that provide an understanding of the coordination of counseling program components as they relate to the total school community including:

(i) Referral of children and adolescents for specialized help;

(ii) Coordination efforts with resource persons, specialists, businesses, and agencies outside the school to promote program objectives;

(iii) Methods of integration of guidance curriculum in the total school curriculum;

(iv) Promotion of the use of counseling and guidance activities and programs by the total school community to enhance a positive school climate; and

(v) Methods of planning and presenting guidance-related educational programs for school personnel and parents.

(k) Theory, knowledge and skills for the practice of school counseling including:

(i) Program development, implementation and evaluation. Studies in this area include:

(A) Use of surveys, interviews, and needs assessments;

(B) Design, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, developmental school program;

(C) Implementation and evaluation of specific strategies designed to meet program goals and objectives;

(D) Preparation of a counseling schedule reflecting appropriate time commitments and priorities in a developmental school counseling program; and

(E) Use of appropriate technology and information systems.

(ii) Counseling and guidance. Studies in this area include:

(A) Individual and group counseling and guidance approaches appropriate for the developmental stage and needs of children and adolescents;

(B) Group guidance approaches that are systematically designed to assist children and adolescents with developmental tasks;

(C) Approaches to peer helper programs;

(D) Issues which may affect the development and function of children and adolescents (e.g., abuse, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, exceptionality, substance abuse, violence, suicide, dropout);

(E) Developmental approaches to assist students and parents at points of educational transition (e.g., postsecondary education, vocational, and career options);

(F) Crisis intervention and referral; and

(G) System dynamics, including family, school, community, etc.

(iii) Consultation. Studies in this area shall include:

(A) Methods of enhancing teamwork within the school community; and

(B) Methods of involving parents, teachers, administrators, support staff and community agency personnel.

(5) school psychologist. School psychologist candidates, in order to support student achievement of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements, will complete a well-planned sequence of courses and/or experiences in which they acquire and apply knowledge about:

(a) Knowledge of the field. The candidate has knowledge and skill in relevant fields of study, including:

(i) Learning theory.

(ii) Personality theory and development.

(iii) Individual and group testing and assessment.

(iv) Individual and group counseling and interviewing theory and techniques.

(v) Basic statistics.

(vi) Child development.

(vii) Exceptional children.

(viii) Social and cultural factors.

(ix) Deviant personality.

(x) Curriculum, including the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements.

(xi) Research design.

(xii) Physiological and biological factors.

(b) Assessment and diagnosis. The candidate has knowledge and skill necessary to select, administer, score, and interpret instruments and techniques in the following areas:

(i) Intellectual and cognitive assessment.

(ii) Individual and group academic skills: Standardized norm-referenced and criteria-referenced measurements and curriculum-based measurements.

(iii) Personality assessment.

(iv) Assessment of perceptual skills.

(v) Assessment of adaptive behavior; assessment of language skills.

(c) Behavioral observation and analysis. The candidate has knowledge and skill in behavior observation, including:

(i) Data taking.

(ii) Frequency measures.

(iii) Qualitative and quantitative analysis of classroom behavior.

(iv) Developmental and personality analysis, including perceptual, cognitive, social, and affective and language development in children.

(d) Counseling and interviewing. The candidate has the knowledge and skill necessary to:

(i) Provide individual and group counseling to students and parents.

(ii) Conduct interviews essential to information collecting from parents, teachers, and other professionals.

(e) Program development. The candidate has the knowledge and skill to make educational prescriptions, including specification of remedial environmental changes, both curricular and behavioral, for a particular student.

(f) Consultation. The candidate has the knowledge and skill to:

(i) Function on multidisciplinary teams in evaluating and placing students.

(ii) Confer with and make recommendations to parents, specialists, teachers, referral personnel, and others relative to student's characteristics and needs in the educational and home environments.

(g) Program evaluation and recordkeeping. The candidate has the knowledge and skill necessary to develop and implement program evaluation and maintain required records.

(h) Professionalism. The candidate has knowledge of professional standards regarding ethical and legal practices relevant to the practice of school psychology. The candidate demonstrates knowledge and skill in written and oral reporting of assessment and remedial recommendations which will meet ethical and legal standards.

(i) Research. The candidate has knowledge and skill to:

(i) Evaluate and perform research.

(ii) Apply school-oriented research.

(iii) Construct criterion-referenced instruments with reference to such educational decisions as:

(A) Retention in grade.

(B) Acceleration and early entrance.

(C) Early entrance.

(6) school social worker. School social worker candidates, in order to support student achievement of the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements, will complete a well-planned sequence of courses and/or experiences in which they acquire and apply knowledge about:

(a) Knowledge for social work practice. The candidate has knowledge and skills in relevant fields of study including:

(i) Values.

(A) Knowledge of profession including values, skills, and ethics; and

(B) National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics and school social work guidelines for practice.

(ii) Human behavior and the social environment.

(A) Community theory and community change (e.g., community organization and development, social planning, networking, and case management);

(B) Systems and organizational theory (e.g., school as a bureaucracy);

(C) Social disorganization (e.g., poverty, family and community violence, unemployment, addictions, multiple losses), and context of family in a changing society;

(D) Family dynamics and theories of family therapy;

(E) Human/child growth and development;

(F) Diverse populations of: Race, culture, social class, life style, age, gender and the disabled;

(G) Theories of personality; and

(H) Use of computer technology for social work practice.

(b) Service delivery and program development. The candidate will have knowledge and skills in the following activities:

(i) Direct practice.

(A) Referring, developing, and coordinating resources and services in the local education agency and community;

(B) Knowledge and skills related to families;

(C) Case management;

(D) Working with vulnerable and "hard to reach" individuals and families, including those from diverse populations;

(E) Crisis intervention, conflict resolution, stress management and decision-making skills;

(F) Individual and group counseling to improve students' self-knowledge and interactional skills for personal empowerment;

(G) Interviewing and counseling students in relation to social-personal problems adjudged to be impairing student's ability to learn;

(H) Family interventions including parent education; referral to resources; family counseling;

(I) Teaching children communication and interpersonal relationship skills through individual/group/classroom interventions;

(J) Collaborating and consulting with parents and community to assure readiness to learn for all students;

(K) Multidimensional assessment of student's social-emotional adjustment, adaptive behaviors, individual strengths, and environmental assets;

(L) Intervention case planning processes; and

(M) Career and academic guidance to students in their school to work transitions.

(ii) Indirect practice.

(A) Liaison and facilitator between and among home, school and community;

(B) Collaborate and consult with other educational staff to assure student progress;

(C) Use computer technology for practice and efficiency;

(D) Develop strategies for increased parental and community involvement with the school;

(E) Develop programs of remediation for students and their families;

(F) Design, coordinate and facilitate programs such as suicide prevention, truancy and drop-out prevention, and prevention of teenage pregnancy;

(G) Provide staff development programs;

(H) Work collaboratively with educational staff to develop programs to address school-community identified needs; and

(I) Function as change agents.

(c) Research and evaluation. The candidate will have necessary skills and knowledge to:

(i) Collect and interpret data in order to evaluate student, school, and community needs;

(ii) Evaluate own practice;

(iii) Become consumer of research findings;

(iv) Understand use of program evaluation methods; and

(v) Utilize computer technology for research and evaluation.

(d) Context for educational system. The candidate will have necessary knowledge and skills to apply the following:

(i) State learning goals and essential academic learning requirements;

(ii) Theories of learning;

(iii) School law and professional ethics;

(iv) Computer technology in the workplace; and

(v) Understanding of policies, laws, and procedures.



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WAC 180-78A-307  Course work/internship waiver. The college or university may waive required course work and/or waive or reduce in length the required internship for any candidate, based on an individual review if the college or university determines that previous course work, work experiences, or alternative learning experiences have or will provide the candidate knowledge and skills to be otherwise gained from the required course work or internship.



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WAC 180-78A-308  Special consideration for certain former para-educators. An approved teacher preparation program may determine that a candidate who has work experience as a noncertificated para-educator may substitute his or her work experience for some teacher preparation program requirements if the candidate presents evidence that he or she has served as a para-educator within the previous seven years and that at least fifty percent of the candidate's work as a para-educator was involved in instructional activities with children under the supervision of a certificated teacher and that the candidate worked a minimum of six hundred thirty hours in any one school year.



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WAC 180-78A-310  Program approval--Teachers, collaboration with K-12 schools. An approved preparation program annually shall develop and implement a plan to enhance the level of collaboration and interaction between the program's faculty and K-12 schools in the state. The plan shall require, to the maximum extent feasible, that each member of the full-time teacher preparation faculty annually provide instruction to students in the K-12 classroom in a public or approved private school setting in the state of Washington, during the regular school year. The instruction that will be provided must be in accordance with RCW 28A.405.010 and applicable state board of education rules.



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WAC 180-78A-315  Program approval requirement--Field experience for school counselors. Approved school counselor preparation programs shall require all candidates to complete a supervised internship in the schools that includes a minimum of four hundred hours of on the job professional service and one hour per week of individual supervision provided by the site supervisor. Site supervisors must be fully certificated school personnel and have a minimum of three years of professional experience in the role of school counselor. Faculty supervision including on-site visits will be provided on an ongoing basis. Prior to the internship, the candidate will complete a faculty supervised practicum (a distinctly defined clinical experience intended to enable the candidate to develop basic counseling skills and integrate professional knowledge).



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WAC 180-78A-317  Program approval requirement--Field experience for school psychologists. Approved school psychology preparation programs shall require all students to complete a supervised internship in the schools that includes a minimum of 1200 hours of on-the-job professional service and one hour per week of individual supervision provided by the site supervisor. Site supervisors must be fully certificated school personnel and have a minimum of three years of professional experience in the role of school psychologist. Faculty supervision including on-site visits will be provided on an on-going basis. Prior to the internship, the student will complete a faculty-supervised practicum (a distinctly defined clinical experience intended to enable the student to develop basic school psychology skills and integrate professional knowledge).



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WAC 180-78A-325  Program approval requirement--Field experience for all administrators. An approved preparation program for administrators and, prior to August 31, 1998, for principals, shall require an internship of at least three hundred sixty hours: Provided, That an approved preparation program for principals shall require for those persons entering the program August 31, 1998, and after, an internship which requires practice as an intern during a full school year. A "full school year" shall mean seven hundred twenty hours of which at least one-half shall be during school hours, when students and/or staff are present and include the principal performance domains as stated in WAC 180-78A-270: Provided further, That for a candidate seeking the P-12 principal certificate, the internship shall include P-12 administrative experience. The internship shall take place in an education setting serving under the general supervision of a certificated practitioner who is performing in the role for which the endorsement is sought. Components of the required internship shall include demonstration by the candidate that he or she has the appropriate, specific skills pursuant to WAC 180-78A-270.



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WAC 180-78A-330  Demographic information. Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, approved preparation programs annually shall provide the state board of education the following information:

(1) Demographic characteristics, including gender and ethnicity, of students completing approved programs during the period from July 1 of the previous year to June 30 of the reporting year;

(2) The number of full-time and part-time faculty and graduate teaching assistants teaching in approved programs during each term from summer through spring of the reporting year; and

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WAC 180-78A-400  Internship standards--State-funded administrator interns. (1) Principal, superintendent, and program administrator interns participating in the state-funded administrator internship program shall meet the following standards:

(a) Enrollment in a principal, superintendent or program administrator preparation program approved by the state board of education, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-105.

(b) Completion of all administrator field experience, knowledge and skill certification requirements, pursuant to chapters 180-78A and 180-79A WAC.

(c) Completion of up to forty-five internship days for school employees selected for a principal, superintendent or program administrator certification internship when K-12 students and/or staff are present; provided the internship shall meet the following criteria:

(i) The intern, mentor administrator and college/university intern supervisor shall cooperatively plan the internship, provided that the school district is encouraged to include teachers and other individuals in the internship planning process.

(ii) Principal and program administrator interns shall demonstrate competency in the performance domains identified as needing development by the mentor administrator, college/university supervisor, and the intern, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-270(2). Superintendent interns shall demonstrate competency in the standards identified as needing development by the mentor administrator, college/university supervisor, and the intern, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-270(3).

(iii) The activities to be undertaken to implement the internship shall be outlined in writing.

(d) The intern, college/university supervisor and mentor administrator shall determine whether the intern days and the selected performance domains or competencies were demonstrated.

(2) Participating colleges/universities, and school districts may establish additional internship standards and shall report such standards to the state board of education.

(3) Each college/university shall submit a summary report of the internships to the state board of education.



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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARDS--GENERAL PROVISIONS



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WAC 180-78A-500  Professional certificate program approval. All professional certificate programs for teachers shall be approved pursuant to the requirements in WAC 180-78A-520 through 180-78A-540.



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WAC 180-78A-505  Overview--Professional certificate program. Teachers who complete approved programs after August 31, 2000, shall be issued residency certificates that shall be valid for five years. To obtain a professional certificate, the residency teacher will need to have completed provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school and will need to have completed a state board of education approved professional certificate program collaboratively developed by a college/university and the professional educational advisory board (PEAB).

The professional certificate requires successful demonstration of three standards (effective teaching, professional development, and leadership) and 18 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.

During the implementation phase of the program, the employing approved private school or school district (or an educational service district, if the employing approved private school or school district so delegates) and an individual selected by the candidate from one of the other authorized agencies (i.e., local school district professional association, state-wide professional association, specialty area professional association, or educational service district) shall collaborate along with the college or university and the candidate in the development of an individualized professional growth plan.

The individualized 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.

The individualized 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.

The final component of the program will be an assessment seminar in which the residency teacher's ability to demonstrate the standards and criteria will be evaluated. These assessments shall include multiple forms of data collected over time, including evidence of positive impact on student learning, where appropriate.

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 approved program 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.

Between 1997 and 2000, the state board of education shall approve a number of field tests of the professional certificate programs pursuant to WAC 180-78A-545 through 180-78A-565.



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WAC 180-78A-510  Responsibilities of the professional certificate administrator. Each approved professional certificate program shall identify a professional certificate administrator who shall have the primary responsibility for the overall administration of the program. The person serving as the professional certificate administrator may be an employee, or a joint employee, representing any of the collaborating agencies participating in the program.



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WAC 180-78A-515   Program approval standards for professional certificate approved programs. The program approval standards for approved programs for teachers are as follows:

(1) Professional education advisory boards. The professional certificate program, in conformance with the provisions of WAC 180-78A-250 and 180-78A-520, has established and maintained a professional education advisory board to participate in decisions related to the development, implementation, and revision of the professional certificate program for teachers.

(2) Accountability. Each professional certificate program, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-525, has established a performance-based program.

(3) Resources. The professional certificate program, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-530, is responsible for providing the resources needed to develop and maintain quality professional programs.

(4) Program design. Each professional certificate program, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-535, is responsible for establishing a collaboratively developed, individualized, approved professional certificate program.

(5) Knowledge and skills. Each professional certificate program, in conformance with the provision of WAC 180-78A-540, has established policies requiring all candidates for certification to demonstrate the standards and respective criteria for obtaining the professional certificate.



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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--SPECIFIC--PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD



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WAC 180-78A-520  Approval standard--Professional education advisory board. The following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each professional certificate program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 180-78A-515(1).

(1) The professional education advisory board established for the preservice program in accordance with WAC 180-78A-209 shall also serve as the professional advisory board for the professional certificate program.

(2) The professional education advisory board has participated in the development of the professional certificate program and has recommended approval of the proposed program prior to its submission to the state board of education for approval.

(3) The professional education advisory board has reviewed the annual summary on the status of all candidates in the program required by WAC 180-78A-525(7).

(4) The professional education advisory board has made recommendation(s), as appropriate, for program changes to the professional certificate administrator who shall implement the recommendation(s) within twelve months, or provide a rationale for why the recommendation(s) was not implemented.



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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--SPECIFIC--ACCOUNTABILITY



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WAC 180-78A-525  Approval standard--Accountability. The following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each professional certificate program is in compliance with the program approval standards of WAC 180-78A-515(2). Each college and university shall:

(1) Submit for initial approval to the state board of education a performance-based professional certificate program for teachers.

(2) Provide documentation that the respective professional education advisory board has participated in the development of and has approved the proposal.

(3) Identify the professional certificate administrator who shall be responsible for the administration of the professional certificate program.

(4) Describe the major responsibilities of each of the collaborating agencies. Identify the staff from one or more of the collaborating agencies who will be assigned the responsibility for reviewing applications for the professional certificate program; advising candidates once accepted; developing and implementing the individualized professional growth plan, the instruction and assistance components, and the assessment seminar; maintaining current records on the status of all candidates accepted into the professional certificate program; and for serving as the liaison with the superintendent of public instruction certification office in order to facilitate the issuance of the professional certificates when candidates have met the required standards.

(5) Establish the admission criteria that candidates for the professional certificate will need to meet in order to be accepted into the collaboratively developed professional certificate program.

(6) Describe the procedures that the approved program will use to determine that a candidate has successfully demonstrated the standards and criteria for obtaining the professional certificate.

(7) Prepare an annual summary on the status of all candidates in the program and submit the summary to the professional education advisory board.

(8) Submit any additional information to the professional education advisory board that it requests.

(9) Facilitate an on-site review of the program when requested by the state board of education to ensure that the program meets the state's program approval standards and to provide assessment data relative to the performance standards to the state board of education.

Provided, That the on-site reviews shall be scheduled on a five-year cycle unless the state board of education approves a variation in the schedule.

Provided further, That institutions seeking National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation may request from the state board of education approval for concurrent site visits which would utilize the same documentation whenever possible.



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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--SPECIFIC--RESOURCES



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WAC 180-78A-530  Approval standard--Resources. The following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each professional certificate program is in compliance with the resources program approval standard of WAC 180-78A-515(3):

(1) Administrators, faculty, and teachers implementing the professional certificate program have appropriate qualifications (either academic, experience, or both for the roles to which they are assigned). Such responsibilities shall be shared, as appropriate, between and among the collaborating agencies.

(2) One of the collaborating agencies is assigned the responsibility for maintaining fiscal records in order to monitor and report on the costs of implementing the program both to the collaborating agencies as well as to the candidates whose fees and tuition costs should be the primary source of fiscal support for the program.

(3) Instructional, technological, and other needed resources must be sufficient in scope, breadth, and recency to support the professional certificate program.



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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--SPECIFIC--PROGRAM DESIGN



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WAC 180-78A-535  Approval standard--Program design. The following requirements shall govern the design of the professional certificate program:

(1) To be eligible to apply for admission to a professional certificate program, a candidate shall be contracted as a teacher in a public or a state board of education approved private school and shall have completed provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school.

(2) The professional certificate program must be available to all candidates who are admitted to the program in Washington in a timely, fair, equitable, and fiscally responsible manner.

(3) The professional certificate program shall be collaboratively developed by an existing professional education advisory board with representation from its collaborating agencies. Additional agencies may participate in the development of the program if the professional education advisory board so chooses.

(4) Each program shall consist of:

(a) An individualized professional growth plan designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate successfully the standards and criteria required to obtain the professional certificate.

(b) An assessment seminar designed to provide a variety of assessment opportunities for the candidate to demonstrate successfully each of the criteria related to the standards, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-365 and which may include college or university credit hours.

(5) The individualized professional growth plan shall be based on:

(a) An analysis of the instructional context for determining the appropriate strategies by which the teacher will be able to have a positive impact on student learning. In developing the analysis, consideration should be given, but not limited to, the following data collected in collaboration with the school district or building:

(i) The resources available at the approved private school or school district to support the instruction, including: Textbooks, technological resources, the assignment of teacher assistants, and administrator and/or peer teacher support;

(ii) The teaching assignment(s);

(iii) The age(s) and maturity of the students;

(iv) The number of special needs students in any specific class; and

(v) Other.

(b) A preassessment of the candidate's ability to demonstrate successfully the professional certificate standards and criteria.

(6) A representative of the college/university, a representative of the candidate's employing approved private school or school district (or an educational service district, if the employing approved private school or school district so delegates), and a representative, selected by the candidate, from one of the other authorized agencies (i.e., local school district professional association, state-wide professional association, specialty area professional association or educational service district) as well as the candidate, shall participate in the development and approval of the professional growth plan.

(7) The individualized professional growth plan shall include assistance and instructional components and shall specify any required course work which may include college and university credit hours.

(8) The assessment seminar shall include performance-based assessments which shall include:

(a) K-12 student achievement data, whenever appropriate, related to one or more of the essential academic learning requirements now being developed by the commission on student learning.

(b) Evidence of a positive impact on student learning as defined in WAC 180-78A-010(8) for the standard of effective teaching. In determining positive impact on student learning, the candidate, in consultation with one or more of the collaborating agencies, shall determine, prior to instruction, the level of appropriate achievement of the K-12 student based on the analysis of the instructional context described in WAC 180-78A-360 (5)(a). The positive impact on student learning will then be determined on the basis of the extent to which the level of achievement was met. Candidates may need to repeat these assessments a number of times, utilizing alternative instructional strategies in order to demonstrate consistently a positive impact on student learning.

(c) A focus on the achievement of all, or a limited number of, students in a class. Teachers will not be required to provide assessment data for all their students for the full range of potential content and learning objectives.

(d) Multiple forms of evidence presented over time which may include, but are not limited to, the following: Classroom-based evidence of student learning; portfolios; statements from parents, peer teachers, and/or administrators; and student scores on standardized achievement tests.

(9) No limits shall be placed on the number of times a candidate with a valid residency certificate may participate in the assessment component and on the forms of relevant evidence that the candidate may submit.

(10) Candidates who do not successfully complete the assessment component shall receive an individualized analysis of strengths and weaknesses and a plan for appropriate assistance and instruction.



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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--PROGRAM APPROVAL STANDARD--SPECIFIC--KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS



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WAC 180-78A-540  Approval standard--Knowledge and skills. The following standards and criteria must be demonstrated successfully by the candidate in order to obtain a professional certificate:

(1) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure student learning by:

(a) Using effective teaching practices;

(b) Using assessment to monitor and improve instruction;

(c) Establishing and maintaining a positive, student-focused, learning environment;

(d) Designing and/or adapting challenging curriculum that is developmentally appropriate;

(e) Demonstrating cultural sensitivity in teaching and in relationships with students, parents, and community members;

(f) Using information on student achievement and performance to advise and involve students and families;

(g) Integrating technology into instruction and assessment; and

(h) Informing, involving, and collaborating with parents and families to support student success.

(2) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate the knowledge and skills for professional development by:

(a) Evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection;

(b) Establishing goals for professional improvement;

(c) Designing and implementing personal professional growth programs; and

(d) Remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, and research.

(3) A successful candidate for the professional certificate shall demonstrate leadership that contributes to the improvement of the school, community, and the profession by:

(a) Participating in activities within the school community to improve curriculum and instructional practices;

(b) Participating in professional and/or community organizations;

(c) Advocating for curriculum, instruction, and learning environments which meet the diverse needs of students;

(d) Demonstrating communication skills and/or strategies that facilitate group decision making;

(e) Participating collaboratively in school improvement activities; and

(f) Incorporating democratic principles into his/her practice.



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PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS--FIELD TESTS



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WAC 180-78A-545  Field tests--Professional certificate approved programs. WAC 180-78A-500 through 180-78A-540 contain the rules and regulations for establishing a state board of education professional certificate approved program. These rules and regulations will become mandatory for teachers with residency certificates issued after August 31, 2000. The state board of education, or its designee, will establish procedures for approving a number of field tests which may lead to revisions in these rules and regulations prior to August 31, 2000.

The purpose of the field tests is to determine the system-wide feasibility of the proposed performance-based professional certification program, including the validity of the standards and criteria in WAC 180-78A-540.

The superintendent of public instruction will make relevant materials available and provide technical assistance to agencies and/or individuals participating in the field tests.



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WAC 180-78A-550  Field tests--Selection of participating programs. Selection of programs by the state board of education or its designated agency to participate in the field tests will be based on the following:

(1) Eligibility criteria:

(a) Each college or university with an approved teacher preparation program is eligible to apply to conduct a field test of the professional teacher certification program.

(b) The field tests will require participating agencies and individuals to implement all of the components of the approved program as described in WAC 180-78A-510, 180-78A-515, 180-78A-520, 180-78A-525, 180-78A-530, 180-78A-535, and 180-78A-540, including the collection of data relevant to the issues to be addressed in WAC 180-78A-565.

(2) Applications for a limited number of field tests at public and private colleges and universities (for example, six) shall be approved according to the following selection criteria:

(a) The extent to which a specific application enhances the geographic diversity of the complete field test: Including, but not limited to, the identification of the public or private colleges and universities and identification of the specific school districts that will participate (e.g., suburban, rural and remote school districts, and private schools).

(b) The detailed work plan in the application with timelines for sufficient planning, implementation, and evaluation including, but not limited to, the following:

(i) Identification of two or more school districts that will participate in the field test.

(ii) Estimated number of candidates that will be involved in the field test.

(iii) Identification of professional certificate program administrator of the field test and/or a description of the qualifications of the person to serve in the role.

(iv) Experience and/or expertise in:

(A) Implementation of alternative delivery systems in rural and remote areas.

(B) Performance-based teacher assessment.

(C) Collaborative development of teacher education programs.

(c) The process described in the application for evaluating the field test, including a review of how such a program could be implemented collaboratively and in a cost-effective manner throughout the state.

(3) Timelines:

(a) On or before March 15, 1997, the state board of education will issue requests for proposals for field testing the professional certificate program.

(b) Proposals will be due by May 15, 1997.

(c) The state board of education or designated agency will approve field test proposals on or before June 15, 1997.

(d) Field test programs shall begin in accordance with the timeline submitted in the application.



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WAC 180-78A-555  Field tests--Alternative models. The state board of education, or its designated agency, may waive one or more of the requirements in WAC 180-78A-505 through 180-78A-540, if compelling evidence is presented.



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WAC 180-78A-560  Field tests--Participating teachers. Teachers who participate in the field test shall be issued professional certificates if the collaborating agencies verify that they have successfully completed the state board of education approved field test. Teachers who participate in the field test, who do not meet the requirements for the professional certificate, will be allowed to meet the requirements for the continuing certificate. In addition, participation in the field tests shall qualify teachers for one renewal, if needed, of their initial certificate.



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WAC 180-78A-565  Field tests--Evaluation criteria. Programs approved for the field tests shall collect data related to all of the following criteria during and at the conclusion of the field test. Participating agencies shall provide interim reports at least annually and a final report, including recommendations for changes to the Washington Administrative Code, to the state board of education on the following criteria:

Demographics:

(1) Can the professional certificate program be implemented in a fair and equitable manner for:

(a) Teachers in any community: Rural and urban, near a college or university, or distant from a college or university?

(b) All teachers, e.g., public and private, elementary, secondary, special education and vocational teachers?

Standards:

(2) Are the three standards and the 18 criteria:

(a) The most appropriate and relevant standards and/or criteria?

(b) In need of revision (including additions or eliminations)?

(c) Supportive of the state goals and/or essential academic learning requirements?

Assessment:

(3) What should the role of each of the agencies involved in the implementation of the program be in regard to assessment?

(4) Are the assessments of the standards and criteria valid?

(5) What assessment procedures and benchmarks determine that a candidate has successfully demonstrated the standards and criteria in WAC 180-78A-365?

(6) For which of the standards and criteria can evidence of positive impact on student learning be obtained?

(7) What forms of evidence of impact on student learning should be required?

(8) How have collaborating agencies implemented the requirement that candidates provide "multiple forms of evidence, over time"?

(9) Is an "assessment seminar" the best means to assess the candidate's demonstration of the standards and criteria?

Could or should some/all of the standards and criteria be demonstrated through courses/activities in the instruction or assistance components of the individualized professional growth plan?

Implementation:

(10) What are the logistical challenges and time requirements associated with developing and implementing professional certificate programs for candidates and collaborating agencies and individuals?

(11) What are the direct and indirect costs associated with implementing professional certificate programs, especially to the candidate and how were the collaborating agencies and individuals compensated for their involvement?

(a) Can professional certificate programs be implemented primarily on candidate fees/tuition basis?

(b) Did the professional certificate programs utilize other financial resources?

(12) Which aspects of the professional certificate program should require traditional college course work, and which aspects of the program should provide alternatives to this course work?

Professional growth plans:

(13) How were the candidates' student/learning contexts and preassessments used to develop the individualized professional growth plan?

(14) How were the individualized professional growth plan and the instruction and assistance components organized and delivered?

(15) How were the individualized professional growth plan and the instruction and assistance components aligned with the state's goals and essential academic learning requirements?

Other:

(16) What other relevant information needs to be reported to the state board of education as a result of the field tests?



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REPEALER



The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:



WAC 180-78A-004 Intent.

WAC 180-78A-006 Mission.

WAC 180-78A-012 Organization of chapter 180-78A WAC.

WAC 180-78A-026 Existing approved programs.

WAC 180-78A-028 Procedures for initial approval of an educator preparation program.

WAC 180-78A-030 Length of time for which program approval status shall be granted.

WAC 180-78A-033 Probationary status.

WAC 180-78A-037 Procedures for reestablishment of approval status for an educator preparation program.

WAC 180-78A-047 Annual reports by colleges and universities.

WAC 180-78A-057 Approval of preparation program offered by an out-of-state college or university within the state applicable to certification.

WAC 180-78A-060 Preparation of superintendents.

WAC 180-78A-063 Responsibilities of deans, directors, or other designated administrators.

WAC 180-78A-065 Required professional education advisory board.

WAC 180-78A-068 Joint professional education advisory board.

WAC 180-78A-073 Qualification to be appointed to professional education advisory boards.

WAC 180-78A-075 Professional education advisory boards--Membership.

WAC 180-78A-080 Substitute pay for members of professional education advisory boards.

WAC 180-78A-135 Candidate admission policies.

WAC 180-78A-140 Program approval standards for approved preparation programs.

WAC 180-78A-142 Acceptance of alternative standards.

WAC 180-78A-145 Approval standard--Professional education advisory board.

WAC 180-78A-150 Approval standard--Accountability.

WAC 180-78A-155 Approval standard--Resources.

WAC 180-78A-160 Approval standard--Program design.

WAC 180-78A-165 Approval standard--Knowledge and skills.

WAC 180-78A-195 Course work/internship waiver.

WAC 180-78A-197 Special consideration for certain former para-educators.

WAC 180-78A-201 Program approval--Teachers, collaboration with K-12 schools.

WAC 180-78A-260 Program approval requirement--Field experience for school counselors.

WAC 180-78A-263 Program approval requirement--Field experience for school psychologists.

WAC 180-78A-265 Program approval requirement--Field experience for all administrators.

WAC 180-78A-266 Internship standards--State-funded administrator interns.

WAC 180-78A-300 Professional certificate program approval.

WAC 180-78A-301 Overview--Professional certificate program.

WAC 180-78A-302 Field tests--Professional certificate approved programs.

WAC 180-78A-303 Field tests--Selection of participating programs.

WAC 180-78A-304 Field tests--Alternative models.

WAC 180-78A-305 Field tests--Participating teachers.

WAC 180-78A-306 Field tests--Evaluation criteria.

WAC 180-78A-320 Responsibilities of the professional certificate administrator.

WAC 180-78A-340 Program approval standards for professional certificate approved programs.

WAC 180-78A-345 Approval standard--Professional education advisory board.

WAC 180-78A-350 Approval standard--Accountability.

WAC 180-78A-355 Approval standard--Resources.

WAC 180-78A-360 Approval standard--Program design.

WAC 180-78A-365 Approval standard--Knowledge and skills.

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BACKGROUND



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WAC 180-79A-006  Purpose. The purposes of this chapter are:

(1) To establish a performance-based certification system to be fully implemented for all teacher candidates applying for certification after August 31, 2000 and for all administrator and educational staff associate candidates not later than August 31, 2004.

(2) To establish the various certificates which must be held as a condition to employment in the Washington school system. The performance-based certification system shall include the issuance of a residency certificate, a professional certificate, and other certificates which the state board of education may add in the future.

(3) To establish the conditions and procedures governing issuance and retention of those and other certificates, including endorsements thereon.



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WAC 180-79A-007  Public policy purposes of state board of education performance-based certification system. The policy purposes of state board of education performance-based certification system are:

(1) To provide qualified educators for the emerging performance-based P-12 education system.

(2) To assure that practitioners are more directly involved in decisions related to professional practice.

(3) To recognize that there is a distinction between the level of competence of beginning educators and the competency of educators who have been able to demonstrate their competencies at a professional level.

(4) To assure that all educators demonstrate their competencies before attaining the status of a professional educator.

(5) To establish a certificate level that recognizes service at a high level of achievement.

(6) To assure that all residency educators have the support required to assist them through their induction.

(7) To assure each educator has a professional development plan.



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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. 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.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-79A-030  Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter:

(1) The terms, "program approval," "endorsement," "interstate compact," "college or university," and "regionally accredited institution of higher education," as defined in WAC 180-78-010 and 180-78A-010 shall apply to the provisions of this chapter.

(2) "Certificate" means the license issued by the superintendent of public instruction to teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates verifying that the individual has met the requirements set forth in this chapter.

(3) "Certificate renewal" means the process whereby the validity of a certificate, subject to expiration, is extended or regained.

(4) "Classroom teaching" means instructing pupils in an instructional setting.

(5) "Approved baccalaureate degree" for the purpose of this chapter, means a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university in any of the subject areas of the endorsement listed in WAC 180-79A-302 as now or hereafter amended. Such degrees shall require the completion of at least forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of course work in the subject area: Provided, That a candidate who holds a baccalaureate degree in another academic field will not be required to obtain a second baccalaureate degree if the candidate provides evidence to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she has completed the required forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours of course work in one of the subject areas of the endorsements listed in WAC 180-79A-302.

(6) "Approved master's degree" for the purpose of this chapter, means a master's or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

(7) "Credit hour(s)" means credit (normally 100 level or above) awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.



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GENERAL CERTIFICATION PROVISIONS



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-024, filed 2/6/98, effective 3/9/98)



WAC 180-79A-117  Uniform expiration date. (1) All certificates issued for one or more stated years shall expire on June 30 of the stated year and shall be calculated as follows:

(a) Certificates issued prior to June 30 of a calendar year, other than limited certificates issued pursuant to WAC 180-79A-230, shall have the expiration date of the certificate calculated on the basis such certificate was issued on June 30 of the same calendar year regardless of the date of issuance.

(b) Certificates issued July 1 or later in the calendar year, other than limited certificates issued pursuant to WAC 180-79A-230, shall have the expiration date of the certificate calculated on the basis such certificate was issued on June 30 of the next calendar year regardless of the date of issuance.

(c) All valid existing certificates scheduled to expire on August 31 of a given year shall be valid until June 30 of the following year.

(2) An applicant who holds a valid certificate, who submits an application for further certification prior to the expiration date of that certificate, and who meets all the requirements of WAC ((180-79A-225)) 180-79A-128, shall be granted a one hundred eighty-day permit as provided in chapter 180-79A WAC ((180-79A-225)).



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-05-024, 180-79A-117, filed 2/6/98, effective 3/9/98; 97-04-088, 180-79A-117, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



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WAC 180-79A-123  Certificates--Previous standards. (1) Certificates issued under previous standards which were issued for a specific term shall continue to be effective for that term.

(2) Certificates issued under previous standards which were issued for an indefinite period shall continue to be in effect.

(3) All persons who hold any standard teacher, administrator, or specialized personnel certificate issued under previous standards of the state board of education shall be issued a continuing certificate at such time as it is necessary for them to reissue a standard certificate or on application and payment of the fee as specified in WAC 180-79A-130.

(4) Any person who holds a provisional principal's or provisional superintendent's certificate under previous standards of the state board of education shall be issued upon application, including payment of applicable fees, continuing administrative for the appropriate role and such certificates shall be subject to the continuing education requirements of chapter 180-85 WAC.

(5) Any person holding a provisional certificate as a school nurse under provisions of chapter 180-84 WAC shall be granted a continuing certificate.

(6) All persons who hold a valid initial certificate granted under previous standards of the state board of education shall be authorized to meet requirements for continuing certification as set forth in the relevant previous standards except as noted below in subsection (7) of this section.

(7) Any person with a valid initial teacher's certificate granted under previous standards of the state board of education may renew that certificate once after August 31, 2000. The individual shall meet requirements for and apply for the continuing certificate by the expiration date on the renewed certificate or meet requirements for the residency certificate for further certification.

(8) Any person whose certificate, subject to expiration and issued under previous standards, has expired shall apply, except as noted under this section, for a new certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-124.



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WAC 180-79A-124  Application for certification. An individual who applies for a Washington state certificate, unless seeking reinstatement pursuant to WAC 180-79A-253 or renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-127 or unless otherwise stipulated by the provisions of WAC 180-79A-160 must meet the requirements in effect at the time of application.



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WAC 180-79A-127  Renewal of certificate. A holder of a certificate subject to expiration may renew such certificate subject to the rules in effect at the time of such renewal, unless otherwise stipulated by the provisions of WAC 180-79-123.



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WAC 180-79A-128  Temporary permits. Temporary permits may be issued by the superintendent of public instruction and designated agents under the following conditions:

(1) Temporary permits may be issued under this section to those persons who have filed an application for a certificate; who, based on available documentation, including affidavits or other evidence that appears reliable which substantiates the existence of missing documentation, appear to have completed all requirements for certification; and who do not disclose any information which indicates that such applicant fails to meet the character requirement of WAC 180-79A-150(2).

(2) An individual may apply for a permit directly to the superintendent of public instruction or designated agents--i.e., educational service districts or Washington state institutions of higher education.

(3) A permit entitles the holder to serve as a teacher, educational staff associate or administrator consistent with the endorsement(s) on his/her permit.

(4) A permit is valid for one hundred eighty consecutive calendar days unless prior to the expiration date the superintendent of public instruction determines the applicant is ineligible to receive a valid certificate or endorsement. In such cases, the temporary permit shall expire on the date notice of cancellation is received by the applicant and/or the employer.

(5) The temporary permit may be reissued only upon demonstration that the applicant has made a good faith effort to secure the missing documentation.

(6) Issuing authority. The superintendent of public instruction either directly or through a designated agent shall issue all permits and shall provide institutions of higher education and educational service districts with forms and instructions relevant to application for a permit.



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TYPES AND LEVELS OF CERTIFICATES



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



WAC 180-79A-140  Types of certificates. ((Four)) Seven types of certificates shall be issued:

(1) Teacher. The teacher certificate, including teacher exchange permits as provided in WAC 180-79A-220, authorizes service as a classroom teacher.

(2) Vocational. The vocational certificate authorizes service in vocational programs in accordance with the provisions of chapter 180-77 WAC.

(3) Administrator.

(a) The administrator certificate for principal authorizes services as a building administrator or vice-principal. The initial principal certificate shall indicate one of the following grade levels, preschool-9, 4-12, or preschool-12, based on recommendations from the college or university in which the candidate completed an approved preparation program.

(b) The administrator certificates for superintendent or program administrator will be issued to persons who meet state board of education certification standards for service in the roles of superintendent or program administrator.

(4) Educational staff associate. The educational staff associate certificate authorizes service in the roles of school speech pathologists or audiologists, school counselors, school nurses, school occupational therapists, school physical therapists, school psychologists, and school social workers: Provided, That nothing within chapter 180-79A WAC authorizes professional practice by an educational staff associate which is otherwise prohibited or restricted by any other law, including licensure statutes and rules and regulations promulgated by the appropriate licensure board or agency.

(5) Internship. The internship certificate is issued to individuals who meet the qualifications for it and are participating in the internship pilot project as described in WAC 180-79A-241.

(6) Limited certificates. The following limited certificates are issued to individuals under specific circumstances set forth in WAC 180-79A-230:

(a) Conditional certificate.

(b) Substitute certificate.

(c) Emergency certificate.

(d) Emergency substitute certificate.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-140, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



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WAC 180-79A-145  Levels of certificates, initial/residency and continuing/professional. Two levels of certification may be issued.

(1) Through August 31, 2000, for teachers, and through August 31, 2004, for administrators and educational staff associates, the following levels of certificates will be issued: Provided, That after August 31, 2000, initial and continuing teachers' certificates will be issued only to previous Washington certificate holders, pursuant to WAC 180-79A-123:

(a) Initial certificate. The initial teacher certificate is valid for four years and the initial administrator and educational staff associate certificates are valid for seven years. Initial teacher certificates shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250 and 180-79A-123. Initial administrator and educational staff associate certificates shall not be subject to renewal.

(b) Continuing certificate. The continuing certificate is valid on a continuing basis as specified in WAC 180-79A-250(3).

(2) After August 31, 2000, for teachers, and after August 31, 2004, for administrators and educational staff associates the following levels of certificates will be issued:

(a) Residency certificate. The residency certificate is valid for five years and shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250.

(b) Professional certificate. The professional certificate is valid for five years and shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250.

(3) Notwithstanding anything in subsections (1) and (2) of this section to the contrary, a professional teachers' certificate may be issued prior to August 31, 2000, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-555.



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GENERAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS



AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-01-030, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98)



WAC 180-79A-150  General requirements--Teachers, administrators, educational staff associates. The following requirements are to be met by candidates for certification as teachers including vocational teachers, administrators, or educational staff associates:

(1) Age. No person who is less than eighteen years of age shall receive a certificate to serve in the public or nonpublic schools of Washington state.

(2) Character. Applicants for certificates in Washington state who are not holders of a valid Washington state teacher's, administrator's, educational staff associate's, or vocational certificate must give evidence of good moral character and personal fitness as specified in WAC ((180-79A-122)) 180-79A-155 and must complete a record check through the Washington state patrol criminal identification system and through the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the applicant's expense as required by RCW 28A.410.010; such record check shall include a fingerprint check using a Washington state patrol approved fingerprint card: Provided, That the superintendent of public instruction may waive the record check for an applicant who has had a record check within the two years prior to application.

(3) Degrees and course work. A candidate for certification shall hold appropriate degrees, licenses, and additional course work as prescribed in chapters 180-79A and 180-77 WAC or have qualified under WAC ((180-79A-205)) 180-79A-257.

(4) Approved preparation program. Applicants for certification as teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers, except as otherwise provided in WAC ((180-79A-205)) 180-79A-257, 180-79A-230, 180-79A-236, and 180-79A-241 and in chapter 180-77 WAC, in order to be certified within the state of Washington shall have completed a state approved college/university preparation program in the professional field for which certification is to be issued. In addition, candidates for principal's certificates must hold a valid teacher's certificate, excluding certificates issued under WAC 180-79A-230, 180-79A-236, or 180-79A-241, or comparable out-of-state certificates. Candidates for superintendent's certificates must hold a valid teacher, educational staff associate, or program administrator certificate; excluding certificates issued under WAC 180-79A-230, 180-79A-236, or 180-79A-241, or comparable out-of-state certificates.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-030, 180-79A-150, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 97-04-088, 180-79A-150, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



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WAC 180-79A-155  Good moral character and personal fitness--Necessary supporting evidence by applicants. All applicants for certification shall submit the following:

(1) An affidavit from the applicant indicating that he or she has not been convicted of any crime or a complete disclosure of all arrests and subsequent dispositions of such arrests. In the event of a conviction for any arrest, the applicant shall state reasons why such conviction does not reflect adversely on the requirement to possess good moral character and be personally fit.

(2) An affidavit from the applicant that he or she has no history of serious behavioral problems or a complete disclosure of the nature and status of all such problems, including the names and addresses of health practitioners who have treated the applicant within the past ten years and an executed consent form permitting the superintendent of public instruction to contact and consult with such health practitioners and for such health practitioners to fully disclose medical information related to such behavioral problems.

(3) An affidavit from the dean of the college or school of education or one or more officials designated by such dean, or, if none, by the college or university president, where the applicant completed his or her approved preparation program, that indicates that a designated college or university official has contacted several faculty members who personally know or knew the applicant and has no knowledge of any relevant information related to the applicant's character or fitness that would adversely affect the applicant's ability to serve in a certificated role or a statement from such affiant of the reasons why it is not possible to make such an affidavit.

(4) If the affidavit described in subsection (3) of this section is impossible or impractical to obtain, the applicant shall submit to the superintendent of public instruction the following:

(a) A statement as to why it is impossible or impractical to secure the affidavit required by subsection (3) of this section;

(b) A complete employment history, including the names, addresses, and phone numbers of the immediate supervisor of such applicant when an employee; and

(c) The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three character references who are not related to the applicant.

(5) If the applicant holds or has held a professional certificate in any other state, such applicant shall prepare one of the following affidavits for each such state:

(a) An affidavit that such certificate has not been suspended, surrendered, or revoked. Such affidavit shall be forwarded to the licensing agency in such state with a request that such affidavit be verified and forwarded directly to the superintendent of public instruction.

(b) An affidavit which shall fully disclose the reasons for the suspension, surrender, or revocation of the certificate. Such affidavit shall be submitted directly to the superintendent of public instruction.



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WAC 180-79A-157  Affidavits from applicants. An individual's application for certification shall be signed under oath that the statements therein are true and correct. The application if not notarized by a notary public must conform with the formalities prescribed in RCW 9A.72.085. In addition, the application shall state that any knowingly false statement therein is punishable under perjury laws of the state of Washington.

Whenever this chapter requires an applicant or certificate holder to file an affidavit, it shall be in the same form as above.



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SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR INITIAL/RESIDENCY AND CONTINUING/PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-79A-206  Academic and experience requirements for certification--Teachers. Candidates for teachers' certificates shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-79A-150.

(1) Initial/residency.

Candidates for the initial or residency certificate shall hold an approved baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university: Provided, That if the approved baccalaureate degree is in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education, the candidate also must have at least thirty quarter hours (twenty semester hours) in one of the academic fields listed in WAC 180-79A-302 (3)(a) through (e) and (4).

(2) Continuing.

(a) Candidates who apply for a continuing certificate shall have at least forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of upper division and/or graduate work completed from a regionally accredited institution of higher education subsequent to the conferral of the baccalaureate degree: Provided, That if the individual is pursuing study in a new subject matter area or specialization, lower division (freshmen or sophomore level) credit hours in that subject area or specialization shall be accepted toward continuing certification upon completion of the requirements for an endorsement in that subject area or specialization.

(b) Candidates applying for a continuing certificate prior to September 1, 2000, shall have been granted at least two subject area endorsements.

(c) Candidates who apply for a continuing certificate who have not successfully completed course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse, must complete such course work or in-service program as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate. The content of the course work or in-service program shall discuss the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.

(d) Candidates for continuing teachers' certificates shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more satisfactory teaching experience with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(3) Professional.

(a) Candidates for the professional certificate shall have completed a state board of education approved, collaboratively developed program, pursuant to WAC 180-78A-500 through 180-78A-540.

(b) Candidates who apply for a professional certificate who have not successfully completed course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse, must complete such course work or in-service program as a condition for the issuance of a professional certificate. The content of the course work or in-service program shall discuss the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.

(c) Candidates for professional teachers' certificates shall provide, as a condition for the issuance of a professional certificate, documentation that they have completed provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with an approved private school.



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WAC 180-79A-211  Academic and experience requirements for certification--Administrators. Candidates for the respective administrative certificate shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-79A-150 and 180-79A-213.

(1) Superintendent.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least forty-five quarter credit hours (thirty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education.

(ii) The candidate must meet requirements for a superintendent's certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-150(4).

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least sixty quarter credit hours (forty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii) The candidate must meet requirements for a superintendent's certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-150(4).

(iii) Candidates applying for continuing superintendent's certificate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(2) Principal.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold a master's degree and have completed an approved program for the preparation of principals.

(ii) Candidates applying for initial principal's certificates who were admitted to a principal preparation program prior to August 31, 1998, shall present documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more teaching experience with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, state agency, college or university, private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer. Candidates applying for the initial principal's certificate who were admitted to a principal preparation program on or after August 31, 1998, shall present documentation of five hundred forty days (three school years) of full-time or more teaching in a public or private school system. No more than sixty days substitute or equivalent teaching experience may be included for this requirement.

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate who applies prior to August 31, 1998, shall hold an approved master's degree and completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least forty-five hours (thirty semester hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii) The candidate who applies on or after August 31, 1998, shall have completed at least fifteen quarter (ten semester) credit hours of graduate course work offered by a college or university with a state approved principal program or one hundred fifty clock hours of study, which meet the state continuing education clock hour criteria, or a combination of credits and clock hours equivalent to the above. Such study shall:

(A) Be based on the principal performance domains included in WAC 180-78A-165;

(B) Be taken subsequent to the issuance of the initial principal's certificate; and

(C) Be determined in consultation with and approved by the candidate's employer or the administrator of a state approved principal preparation program.

(iii) The candidate must meet requirements for a principal's certificate pursuant to WAC 180-79A-150(4).

(iv) Candidates applying for continuing principal's certificate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer. Candidates applying for the continuing principal's certificate on or after August 31, 1998, shall provide documentation of three contracted school years of full-time employment as a principal or assistant principal.

(3) Program administrator.

(a) Initial.

The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree, a master's degree required for an educational staff associate certificate, a master's degree in school nursing, occupational therapy or physical therapy, or a master's degree in public education, or business administration and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least twenty-four quarter credit hours (sixteen semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education.

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree, a master's degree required for an educational staff associate certificate, a master's degree in school nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or a master's degree in public education, or business administration and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least thirty quarter credit hours (twenty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii) Candidates applying for continuing program administrator's certificate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.



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WAC 180-79A-213  Child abuse course work requirement for continuing certification--Administrators. Candidates who apply for a continuing administrator certificate after August 31, 1994, must have successfully completed course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate. The content of the course work or in-service program shall discuss the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.



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WAC 180-79A-221  Academic and experience requirements for certification--School counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers. Candidates for school counselor, school psychologist and school social worker certification shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-79A-150 and 180-79A-226: Provided, That it shall not be necessary for any candidate who holds a master's or doctorate degree to obtain the specified master's degree if the candidate provides satisfactory evidence to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she has completed all course work requirements relevant to the required master's degree and has satisfactorily completed a comprehensive written examination required in such master's degree program: Provided, That if any candidate has been awarded a master's degree without a comprehensive written examination, the candidate, as a condition for certification, shall arrange to take such an examination with any accredited college or university and provide the superintendent of public instruction with an affidavit from the chair of the department of such academic field that he or she has successfully completed the above noted comprehensive examination.

(1) School counselor.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall have completed all requirements for the master's degree (except special projects or thesis) with a major in counseling.

(ii) The candidate shall have successfully completed a written comprehensive examination of the knowledge included in the course work for the required master's degree. This examination shall be an examination of a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the National Counselor Examination (NCE) of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold a master's degree with a major in counseling.

(ii) The candidate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(iii) The candidates must demonstrate their respective knowledges and skills while employed in that role by passing a one-quarter or one-semester college or university course that includes peer review. The college or university shall establish the procedures for the peer review with advice from the respective professional education advisory board.

(2) School psychologist.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall have completed all requirements for the master's degree (except special projects or thesis) with a major or specialization in school psychology.

(ii) The candidate shall have successfully completed a written comprehensive examination of the knowledge included in the course work for the required master's degree. This examination shall be an examination from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the National Certification of School Psychologist (NCSP) examination.

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold a master's degree with a major or specialization in school psychology.

(ii) The candidate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(iii) The candidates must demonstrate their respective knowledges and skills while employed in that role by passing a one-quarter or one-semester college or university course that includes peer review. The college or university shall establish the procedures for the peer review with advice from the respective professional education advisory board.

(3) School social worker.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall have completed all requirements for a master's degree in social work except special projects or thesis.

(ii) The candidate shall have successfully completed a written comprehensive examination of the knowledge included in the course work for the required master's degree. This examination shall be an examination from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, the social worker examination of the Academy of Certified Social Workers or the National Teacher Examination--School Social Worker Specialty Area examination required for certification as a school social worker by the National Association of Social Workers.

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold a master's degree in social work.

(ii) The candidate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(iii) The candidates must demonstrate their respective knowledges and skills while employed in that role by passing a one-quarter or one-semester college or university course that includes peer review. The college or university shall establish the procedures for the peer review with advice from the respective professional education advisory board.



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WAC 180-79A-223  Academic and experience 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 including the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred 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 eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing.

(i) 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.

(ii) The candidate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days of full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(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 including the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred 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 eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing.

(i) 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.

(ii) The candidate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days of full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(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 including the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred 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 eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing.

(i) 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.

(ii) The candidate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days of full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(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 including the state learning goals and essential academic learning requirements: Provided, That an individual who meets all other requirements but who has not completed the required course work shall be issued a temporary permit valid for one hundred 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 eighty-day period.

(b) Continuing.

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

(ii) The candidate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days of full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer--i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system--and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.



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WAC 180-79A-226  Child abuse course work requirement for continuing certification--Educational staff associate. Candidates who apply for a continuing educational staff associate certificate after August 31, 1994, must have successfully completed course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate. The content of the course work or in-service program shall discuss the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are the victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.



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SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LIMITED, INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST AND INTERNSHIP CERTIFICATES



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-79A-231  Limited certificates. Notwithstanding other requirements prescribed in this chapter for eligibility for certification in the state of Washington, the following certificates shall be issued under specific circumstances set forth below for limited service:

(1) Conditional certificate.

(a) The purpose of the conditional certificate is to assist local school districts, approved private schools, and educational service districts in meeting the state's educational goals by giving them flexibility in hiring decisions based on shortages or the opportunity to secure the services of unusually talented individuals. The state board of education encourages in all cases the hiring of fully certificated individuals and understands that districts will employ individuals with conditional certificates only after careful review of all other options. The state board of education asks districts when reviewing such individuals for employment to consider, in particular, previous experience the individual has had working with children.

(b) Conditional certificates are issued upon application by the local school district, approved private school, or educational service district superintendent to persons who meet the age, good moral character, and personal fitness requirements of WAC 180-79A-150 (1) and (2), if one of the following conditions is verified:

(i) The applicant is highly qualified and experienced in the subject matter to be taught and has unusual distinction or exceptional talent which is able to be demonstrated through public records of accomplishments and/or awards; or

(ii) No person with regular teacher certification in the endorsement area is available as verified by the district or educational service district superintendent or approved private school administrator, or circumstances warrant consideration of issuance of a conditional certificate.

(c) In addition, conditional certificates are issued to persons in the following categories only if no person with regular certification is available:

(i) The applicant qualifies to instruct in the traffic safety program as paraprofessionals pursuant to WAC 392-153-020 (2) and (3); or

(ii) The applicant is assigned instructional responsibility for intramural/interscholastic activities which are part of the district or approved private school approved program; or

(iii) The applicant possesses a state of Washington license for a registered nurse: Provided, That the district will be responsible for orienting and preparing individuals for their assignment as described in (e)(iii) of this subsection; or

(iv) The applicant has completed a baccalaureate degree level school speech pathologist or audiologist certification preparation program, who were eligible for certification at the time of program completion and who have served in the role for three of the last seven years.

(d) The educational service district or local district superintendent or administrator of an approved private school will verify that the following criteria have been met when requesting the conditional certificate:

(i) The district or educational service district superintendent or approved private school administrator has indicated the basis on which he/she has determined that the individual is competent for the assignment;

(ii) The individual is being certificated for a specific assignment and responsibility in a specified activity/field;

(e) When requesting the conditional certificate for persons who provide classroom instruction, the educational service district superintendent or local district superintendent or approved private school administrator will verify that the following additional criteria will be met:

(i) After specific inclusion on the agenda, the school board or educational service district board has authorized submission of the application.

(ii) The individual will be delegated primary responsibility for planning, conducting, and evaluating instructional activities with the direct assistance of a school district or approved private school mentor and will not be serving in a paraprofessional role which would not require certification;

(iii) Personnel so certificated will be oriented and prepared for the specific assignment by the employing district or approved private school. A written plan of assistance will be developed, in cooperation with the person to be employed within twenty working days from the commencement of the assignment. In addition, prior to service the person will be apprised of any legal liability, the responsibilities of a professional educator, the lines of authority, and the duration of the assignment;

(iv) Within the first sixty working days, personnel so certificated will complete sixty clock hours (six quarter hours or four semester hours) of course work in pedagogy and child/adolescent development appropriate to the assigned grade level(s) as approved by the employing school district or approved private school.

(f) The certificate is valid for two years or less, as evidenced by the expiration date which is printed on the certificate, and only for the activity specified. The certificate may be reissued for two years and for two-year intervals thereafter upon application by the employing local school district, approved private school, or educational service district and upon completion of sixty clock hours (six quarter hours or four semester hours) of course work since the issuance of the most recent certificate. The requesting local school district, approved private school, or educational service district shall verify that the sixty clock hours taken for the reissuance of the certificate shall be designed to support the participant's professional growth and enhance the participant's instructional knowledge or skills to better assist students meeting the state learning goals and/or essential academic learning requirements.

(2) Substitute certificate.

(a) The substitute certificate entitles the holder to act as substitute during the absence of the regularly certificated staff member for a period not to exceed thirty consecutive school days during the school year in any one assignment. This certificate may be issued to:

(i) Teachers, educational staff associates or administrators whose state of regular Washington certificates have expired; or

(ii) Persons who have completed state approved preparation programs and baccalaureate degrees at regionally accredited colleges and universities for certificates; or

(iii) Persons applying as out-of-state applicants who qualify for certification pursuant to WAC 180-79A-257 (2)(c) and (d).

(b) The substitute certificate is valid for life: Provided, That if the district or approved private school has exhausted or reasonably anticipates it will exhaust its list of qualified substitutes who are willing to serve as substitutes, the superintendent of public instruction may issue emergency substitute certificates to persons not fully qualified under this subsection for use in a particular school district or approved private school once the list of otherwise qualified substitutes has been exhausted. Such emergency substitute certificates shall be valid for three years or less, as evidenced by the expiration date which is printed on the certificate.

(3) Emergency certification.

(a) Emergency certification for specific positions may be issued upon the recommendation of school district and educational service district superintendents or approved private school administrators to persons who hold the appropriate degree and have substantially completed a program of preparation in accordance with Washington requirements for certification: Provided, That a qualified person who holds regular certification is not available or that the position is essential and circumstances warrant consideration of issuance of an emergency certificate: Provided further, That a candidate for emergency certification as a school counselor, school psychologist, or social worker shall be the best qualified of the candidates for the position as verified by the employing school district and shall have completed all course work for the required master's degree with the exception of the internship: Provided further, That a candidate for emergency certification as a school psychologist shall be enrolled in an approved school psychologist preparation program and shall be participating in the required internship.

(b) The emergency certificate is valid for one year or less, as evidenced by the expiration date which is printed on the certificate.

(4) Nonimmigrant alien exchange teacher. Applicants for certification as a nonimmigrant alien exchange teacher must qualify pursuant to WAC 180-79A-270 and be eligible to serve as a teacher in the elementary or secondary schools of the country of residence.



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RENEWAL, REINSTATEMENT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS



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WAC 180-79A-250  Initial/residency and continuing/professional certificates--Renewal, reinstatement, and continuing education requirements. The following shall apply to initial/residency and continuing/residency 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 credit hours (ten semester credit hours) since the certificate was issued or renewed. After August 31, 2000, provisions of WAC 180-79A-123 will apply.

(2) Residency certificate. Residency certificates shall be renewed under one of the following options:

(a) Individuals who hold, or have held, a residency certificate and are enrolled in a professional certificate program may have the certificate renewed for an additional two years upon verification by the professional certificate administrator that the candidate is making satisfactory progress in a state approved professional certificate program.

(b) Individuals who hold, or have held, residency certificates who have not been employed as contracted teachers in Washington may have their residency certificates renewed for an additional five years by the completion of fifteen quarter credits (ten semester credits) of college credit course work (normally one hundred level or higher) from a regionally accredited institution of higher education taken since the issuance of the residency certificate.

(c) All other individuals who hold, or have held, residency certificates may have their certificates renewed only by appeal to the state board of education, or its designated appeals committee. The following conditions apply to such appeals:

(i) Teachers who appeal shall present a rationale and evidence to support their request to have their residency certificates renewed.

(ii) The state board of education, or its designated appeals committee, in making its decision shall determine the length of the renewal and may establish specific conditions (such as course work requirements) as prerequisites for the reissuance of the residency certificate.

(3) 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 and must meet the conditions stated in WAC 180-79A-253.

(4) Professional certificate. A professional certificate may be renewed for additional five year periods pursuant to meeting continuing education requirements outlined in chapter 180-85 WAC.



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WAC 180-79A-253  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 surrender or revocation; however, such applicants may apply pursuant to WAC 180-79A-124 for a new certificate under requirements in effect at the time of application.



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CERTIFICATION FOR OUT-OF-STATE/FOREIGN TRAINED APPLICANTS



NEW SECTION



WAC 180-79A-255  Certification of out-of-state trained educational personnel--Interstate educational personnel contracts. The superintendent of public instruction is authorized to enter into interstate educational personnel contracts with states party to the interstate agreement on qualifications of educational personnel in accordance with provisions of RCW 28A.690.010 and 28A.690.020 which authorize on an interstate basis Washington state certification of persons of other states having preparation and qualifications comparable even though not identical to Washington state board of education standards.



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WAC 180-79A-257  Out-of-state candidates. Candidates for certification from other states shall be eligible for Washington certificates as follows:

(1) Initial and residency certificates. The initial certificate (residency certificate after August 31, 2000,) shall be issued by the superintendent of public instruction to any candidate who meets one of the following:

(a) Qualifies under provisions of the interstate compact.

(b) Holds the appropriate degree and, if applicable, credit hours and/or licensing as set forth in this chapter and has completed a state approved preparation program at a regionally accredited college or university in the professional field for which the certificate is to be issued and such additional professional fields as required by WAC 180-79A-150(4).

(c) Holds an appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and also holds or has held an appropriate certificate issued by another state and has practiced at the P-12 level in that respective role outside the state of Washington for three years.

(d) Holds an appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and has practiced three years as an educational staff associate in that role in a state where such certificate was not required.

(e) Holds a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB) after December 31, 1991, and applies for an initial educational staff associated school psychologist certificate.

(2) Continuing certificate. The continuing certificate shall be issued through August 31, 2000, on verification that the candidate has met all requirements for initial and continuing certification in the state of Washington.

(3) Professional certificate. After August 31, 2000, the professional certificate shall be issued to out-of-state candidates only if one of the following conditions is met:

(a) The candidate has completed an advanced level certification procedure approved by the state board of education as equivalent to the approved program procedure required in Washington; or

(b) An approved professional certificate program verifies that the candidate has met all the requirements of that institution's approved program. The college/university shall evaluate the candidate's background to determine whether or not course work or certification activities are equivalent to that college/university's approved program.



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WAC 180-79A-260  Establishing equivalency for course work, degrees and programs completed in countries outside the United States. Certification candidates who have completed degree and/or approved professional preparation programs in a country other than the United States may be required to submit:

(1) A statement of degree equivalency for the appropriate degree from a foreign credentials' evaluation agency approved by the office of the superintendent of public instruction.

(2) A statement from an official of the college or university where the certification program was completed, indicating completion of the program and approval of the program by the agency governing certification in that country.



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WAC 180-79A-265  Endorsements on teacher certificates for out-of-state candidates. Through August 31, 2000, Washington shall issue endorsements, where comparable endorsements exist, to candidates on the basis of endorsements awarded by other states: Provided, That in those subject areas where minimum credits are required for funding purposes, that number of credits shall be required to obtain the endorsement in these subject areas, e.g., special education, vocational education and traffic safety.



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NEW SECTION



WAC 180-79A-270  Teacher, principal, and educational staff associate exchange permits. Teacher, principal, and educational staff associate exchange permits may be issued by the superintendent of public instruction to an individual admitted to the United States for the purpose of serving as an exchange teacher, principal, or educational staff associate. Such teacher, principal, or educational staff associate exchange permits shall be valid for one year and may be renewed once.



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ENDORSEMENTS



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WAC 180-79A-299  Transition policies. The transition to the endorsement policies described in chapter 180-82 WAC will include the following policies:

(1) Endorsement requirements as described in WAC 180-79A-300 through 180-79A-398 shall sunset effective August 31, 2000.

(2) Candidates for endorsements on teacher certificates on, or before, August 31, 2000, shall meet requirements as described in WAC 180-79A-300 through 180-79A-398; after August 31, 2000, candidates for endorsements on teacher certificates shall meet requirements as described in chapter 180-82 WAC.

(3) Colleges and universities may permit an individual accepted into programs on, or before, August 31, 2000, to obtain endorsements under the requirements in WAC 180-79A-300 through 180-79A-398, if the individual completes the endorsement program on, or before, August 31, 2003, and the college or university verifies endorsement program completion to the superintendent of public instruction on, or before, December 31, 2003.



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



WAC 180-79A-304  Minimum preparation for endorsements for teachers. Endorsements granted teachers shall comply with the following:

(1) Endorsements--with the exception of the broad subject area endorsements of English/language arts, music, science, and social studies, and the areas of agriculture education, business education, family and consumer sciences education, marketing education, and technology education which shall require the satisfactory completion of a minimum of forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of course work--shall require the satisfactory completion of a minimum of twenty-four quarter hours (sixteen semester hours) of course work in the subject area in a regionally accredited institution of higher education or in a college or university with a professional preparation program approved by the state board of education pursuant to chapter ((180-79A)) 180-78A WAC.

(2) Reasonable flexibility shall be permitted in establishing equivalencies for specified subject area course work. The test for substitution of an equivalent course for a stated subject area course is a factual determination that the subject matter content of the equivalent course, or combination of courses, substantially complies with the generally recognized course content of the subject area course.

(3) Course work used to meet endorsement requirements must be completed through a regionally accredited college/university and may not include student teaching credits.

(4) Only course work in which an individual received a grade of C (2.0) or higher or a grade of pass on a pass-fail system of grading shall be counted toward the required minimum number of credit hours as defined in WAC 180-79A-304.

(5) Except as otherwise specified in this chapter or in chapter 180-82 WAC, when existing requirements regarding the number of credit hours, the titles for endorsements, and/or the essential areas of study are revised by the state board of education for any endorsement area, the candidate may, until the first day of September following two calendar years from the effective date of the rule change, obtain the endorsement by completing either the previous or the revised requirements. Following the September first date established above, all candidates shall meet the revised requirements to obtain an endorsement.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-304, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]



REPEALER



The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:



WAC 180-79A-005 Purpose.

WAC 180-79A-010 State board of education performance-based certification system.

WAC 180-79A-012 Public policy purposes of state board of education performance-based certification system.

WAC 180-79A-013 Knowledge and skill requirements of the performance-based certification system--Teachers.

WAC 180-79A-025 Organization of chapter 180-79A WAC.

WAC 180-79A-101 Definitions.

WAC 180-79A-122 Good moral character and personal fitness--Necessary supporting evidence by applicants.

WAC 180-79A-125 Affidavits from applicants.

WAC 180-79A-126 Other affidavits from applicants and certificate holders.

WAC 180-79A-160 Certificates--Previous standards.

WAC 180-79A-161 Application for certification.

WAC 180-79A-165 Renewal of certificate.

WAC 180-79A-170 Reinstatement of certificates.

WAC 180-79A-200 Certification of out-of-state trained educational personnel--Interstate educational personnel contracts.

WAC 180-79A-205 Out-of-state candidates.

WAC 180-79A-210 Establishing equivalency for course work, degrees and programs completed in countries outside the United States.

WAC 180-79A-215 Endorsements on teacher certificates for out-of-state candidates.

WAC 180-79A-220 Teacher, principal, and educational staff associate exchange permits.

WAC 180-79A-225 Temporary permits.

WAC 180-79A-230 Limited certificates.

WAC 180-79A-236 Instructional specialist certificate.

WAC 180-79A-403 Levels of certificates, initial and continuing.

WAC 180-79A-405 Initial and continuing certificates--Renewal requirements.

WAC 180-79A-415 Academic requirements for certification--Teachers.

WAC 180-79A-417 Experience requirement for continuing certification--Teachers.

WAC 180-79A-420 Academic requirements for certification--Administrators.

WAC 180-79A-422 Experience requirement for initial certificate--Principals.

WAC 180-79A-423 Experience requirement for continuing certification--Administrators.

WAC 180-79A-424 Child abuse course work requirement for continuing certification--Administrators.

WAC 180-79A-430 Academic requirements for certification--School counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.

WAC 180-79A-433 Academic requirements for certification--School nurse, school occupational therapist, school physical therapist and school speech-language pathologist or audiologist.

WAC 180-79A-435 Child abuse course work requirement for continuing certification--Educational staff associate.

WAC 180-79A-440 Experience requirement for continuing certification--ESAs.

WAC 180-79A-445 Supervised experience requirement for continuing certification.

WAC 180-79A-503 Levels of certificates--Residency and professional.

WAC 180-79A-510 Residency and professional certificates for teachers--Renewal requirements.

WAC 180-79A-515 Academic requirements for certification--Teachers.

WAC 180-79A-517 Experience requirement for professional certification--Teachers.

WAC 180-79A-520 Requirements for certification for administrators and education staff associates under the performance-based certification system.

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