WSR 05-15-023

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed July 7, 2005, 2:22 p.m. , effective August 7, 2005 ]


Purpose: The changes extend the time for earning the initial professional certificate by starting the clock when the teacher attains continuing contract status.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-145 Levels of certificates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-08-041 on March 30, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 17, 2005.

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-7990.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-21-040, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04)

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

(1) Initial and continuing certificates: Teachers with program completion dates through August 31, 2000, ((for teachers,)) administrators with program completion dates through August 31, 2004, ((for administrators,)) and educational staff associates with program completion dates through August 31, 2005, ((for educational staff associates,)) will be issued the following levels of certificates ((will be issued)): Provided, That initial and continuing teachers' certificates after August 31, 2000, initial and continuing ((teachers' certificates,)) principal and program administrator certificates after August 31, 2004, ((initial and continuing principal and program administrator certificates,)) and initial and continuing educational staff associate certificates after August 31, 2005, ((initial and continuing educational staff associate 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(1) and 180-79A-123. Initial administrator and educational staff associate certificates shall not be subject to renewal. Initial administrator and educational staff associate certificate holders shall be issued a continuing certificate if they meet the requirements for such certificate. Initial administrator and educational staff associate certificate holders shall be issued a residency certificate if their initial certificate has lapsed or they do not meet the requirements for a continuing certificate.

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

(2) ((The following levels of certificates will be issued to)) Residency and professional certificates: Teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates with program completion dates commencing with the dates indicated below will be issued the following levels of certificates:

(a) Residency certificate. The residency certificate will be issued to teachers beginning September 1, 2000, to ((teachers,)) principal/program administrators beginning September 1, 2004, ((to principal/program administrators,)) and to educational staff associate school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers no later than September 1, 2005((, to educational staff associate school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers)).

(b) The residency certificate for principals, program administrators, and educational staff associates is valid for five years and shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(b) and (c).

(((b))) (c) The first issue of a residency certificate for teachers employed in a school district or state agency that provides educational services for students shall be valid until the holder is no longer on provisional status. When the teacher for the first time in their career completes provisional status, their residency certificate will be reissued with a five-year expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the teacher must earn a professional certificate or meet residency renewal requirements under WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(a).

(d) The first issue of a residency certificate for teachers employed in a state approved private school shall be valid until the holder has completed two years of successful teaching. When the teacher for the first time in their career completes two years of successful teaching, their residency certificate will be reissued with a five-year expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the teacher must earn a professional certificate or meet residency renewal requirements under WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(a).

(e) The first issue of a residency certificate for principals, program administrators, and educational staff associates shall be valid until the holder has completed two successful years of service in the role. When the principal, program administrator, or educational staff associate for the first time in their career completes two years of successful service in a school district, state approved private school, or state agency, their residency certificate will be reissued with a five-year expiration date. Prior to the expiration date, the candidate must earn a professional certificate or meet residency renewal requirements under WAC 180-79A-250 (2)(b) and (c).

(f) Professional certificate. The professional certificate will be issued to teachers beginning September 1, 2001, to ((teachers,)) principals/program administrators beginning September 1, 2006, ((to principal/program administrators,)) and to educational staff associate school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers beginning September 1, 2007((, to educational staff associate school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers)). The professional certificate is valid for five years and shall be subject to renewal pursuant to WAC 180-79A-250. Provided, That a professional teacher's certificate based on the possession of a valid teacher's certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Board Certification pursuant to WAC 180-79A-257 (3)(b) or 180-79A-206 (3)(a) shall be valid for five years or until the expiration of the National Board Certificate, whichever is greater.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-040, 180-79A-145, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-79A-145, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 01-09-004, 180-79A-145, filed 4/5/01, effective 5/6/01; 00-03-048, 180-79A-145, 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-145, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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