Date of Adoption: October 27, 2000.
Purpose: This amendment allows an individual to apply for a Washington certificate based on a certificate and three years experience only if that individual has not completed an approved program. This will provide more accurate data for future policy decisions.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-257 Out-of-state candidates.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-19-111 on September 20, 2000.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
October 31, 2000
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-03-048, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00)
Candidates for certification from other states who meet the general certificate requirements described in WAC 180-79A-150 (1) and (2) 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) Provided, That if a candidate does not meet the
qualifications described in (a) or (b) of this subsection, an
initial/residency certificate shall be issued to a candidate who
holds an appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college
or university and also holds or has held ((
an appropriate)) a
certificate, comparable to an initial/residency certificate,
issued by another state and has practiced at the P-12 level in
that respective role outside the state of Washington for three
(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, ((
2001)) 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 if the candidate meets the child abuse
course work requirement as described in WAC 180-79A-206 (3)(b)
and 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) The candidate holds a valid teaching certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; or
(c) A Washington state college or university with 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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 00-03-048, § 180-79A-257, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-79A-257, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]