WSR 05-19-104

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 20, 2005, 1:50 p.m. , effective October 21, 2005 ]


Purpose: The purpose of the amendments to these rules is to provide technical editing to clarify the manner in which continuing education credit hours (clock hours) can be used for certification purposes.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-85-025, 180-85-033, and 180-85-075.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-08-047, 05-08-046, and 05-08-045 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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: August 26, 2005.

Larry Davis

Executive Director

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-20-094, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04)

WAC 180-85-025   Continuing education -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, the term "continuing education" shall mean:

(1) All college and/or university credit, normally 100 level or higher, awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education, pursuant to WAC ((180-78-010)) 180-78A-010(6).

(2) All continuing education credit hours awarded by a vocational-technical college pursuant to WAC 180-85-030(3) and all continuing education credit hours awarded in conformance with the in-service education procedures and standards specified in this chapter by an approved in-service education agency.

(3) All continuing education credit hours awarded through a business, industry, or government internship that meets the requirements of chapter 180-83 WAC, Internships.

(4) All continuing education credit hours awarded in conformance with WAC 180-85-033 and 180-85-034.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 04-20-094, 180-85-025, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04; 02-18-050, 180-85-025, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02; 97-04-086, 180-85-025, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.415.025. 96-08-013, 180-85-025, filed 3/25/96, effective 4/25/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 94-01-104, 180-85-025, filed 12/16/93, effective 1/16/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-025, filed 12/14/88; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-025, filed 6/10/86.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-20-094, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04)

WAC 180-85-033   Continuing education credit hour -- Definition -- Professional growth team consultation and collaboration -- School accreditation site visit team participation -- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment -- Supervisors.   (1) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for consultation and collaboration as a member of an approved professional growth team, as defined by WAC 180-78A-010 and 180-78A-505, members of a professional growth team, excluding the candidate, shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours. The team member may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours, as defined by this section, during a calendar year period.

(2) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for serving on a school accreditation site visit team. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

(3)(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students or the superintendent of public instruction, a person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for service as a supervisor. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

(b) The term "supervisor" shall mean individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students, or the office of superintendent of public instruction for supervising the training of teacher interns, administrative interns, educational staff associate interns, and paraprofessionals.

(4) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of forty-five continuing education credit hours for completion of an assessment process as part of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate application. Upon achieving National Board certification, the individual shall receive the equivalent of an additional forty-five continuing education credit hours for a total of ninety continuing education credit hours per National Board certificate.

(5) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for designing and completing a professional growth plan under the provisions of WAC 180-85-034, participants shall receive the equivalent of no more than sixty continuing education credit hours over a period of two school years, as defined by this chapter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 04-20-094, 180-85-033, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04; 02-18-050, 180-85-033, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-14-112, filed 7/2/02, effective 8/2/02)

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

(1) Each holder of a continuing ((or a standard)) certificate affected by this chapter shall be required to complete during a five-year period one hundred fifty continuing education credit hours, as defined in WAC 180-85-025 and 180-85-030, prior to ((his or her first)) the lapse date of the first issue of the continuing certificate and during each five-year period between subsequent lapse dates as calculated in WAC 180-85-100.

(2) Provided, That each holder of a continuing or a standard certificate affected by this chapter may present a copy of a valid certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in lieu of the completion of the continuing education credit hours required by this chapter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-14-112, 180-85-075, filed 7/2/02, effective 8/2/02; 02-04-017, 180-85-075, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02; 01-09-004, 180-85-075, filed 4/5/01, effective 5/6/01; 99-14-010, 180-85-075, filed 6/24/99, effective 7/25/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-85-075, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99. 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.]

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