WSR 04-24-073

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed November 30, 2004, 2:26 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-04-011.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-79A-030 Definitions.

Hearing Location(s): New Market Vocational Skills Center, 7299 New Market Street, Tumwater, WA 98501, on January 12, 2005, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 14, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail ldavis@ospi.wednet.edu, fax (360) 586-2357, by December 28, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by December 28, 2004, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: WAC 180-79A-030, the purpose of the proposed amendment is to clarify that the requirement that an individual who is obtaining a degree in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education must have completed twenty semester hours (or thirty quarter hours) in an academic area in one of the approved endorsement areas.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The current rule does not stipulate that the study in an academic area has to be in one of the approved endorsement areas.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

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

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington, (360) 725-6025.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

November 30, 2004

Larry Davis

Executive Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-04-011, filed 1/23/04, effective 2/23/04)

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 chapter 180-82 WAC as now or hereafter amended: Provided, That if a candidate is accepted into a program in Washington state on or before August 31, 2000, and completes the program on or before August 31, 2003, in accordance with WAC 180-79A-299, the candidate may hold a baccalaureate degree in any of the subject areas of the endorsements 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 chapter 180-82 WAC: Provided further, That a candidate who holds a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education 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 thirty quarter or twenty semester credit hours in one academic field in an approved endorsement area pursuant to WAC 180-82A-202.

(6) "Issues of abuse course work requirement" means completion of course work or an in-service program on issues of abuse. The content 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 victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.

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

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

(9) "Previous standards" means a certification system in place prior to a revision in rules that results in changed names and/or validity periods for the certificates issued.

(10) "Application for certification" means an application for a certificate or endorsement that includes a signed affidavit (as specified in WAC 180-79A-157) by the applicant. Such application shall be considered valid for two years from the date of receipt by the superintendent of public instruction, or its designee.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 04-04-011, 180-79A-030, filed 1/23/04, effective 2/23/04; 02-04-015, 180-79A-030, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 01-03-153, 180-79A-030, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01; 99-23-023, 180-79A-030, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-030, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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