WSR 07-04-004

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed January 24, 2007, 2:59 p.m. , effective February 24, 2007 ]


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

Purpose: Comply with SB 5983 to "provide criteria for the approval of educational service districts, beginning no later than August 31, 2007, to offer programs leading to professional certification. The rules shall be written to encourage institutions of higher education and educational service districts to partner with local school districts or consortia of school districts, as appropriate, to provide instruction for teachers seeking professional certification..."

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-78A-207, 181-78A-209, 181-78A-250, 181-78A-500, 181-78A-505, 181-78A-515, 181-78A-520, 181-78A-525, 181-78A-530, and 181-78A-535.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-24-078 on December 5, 2006.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: January 17, 2007.

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst

OTS-9423.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-02-051, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06)

WAC 181-78A-207   Qualification to be appointed to a college or university professional education advisory board((s)).   (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.

[06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-207, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-207, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-02-051, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06)

WAC 181-78A-209   College or university 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. All, but one, will be appointed by the president of the Washington Education Association. One of these teachers shall be employed in a private school and appointed by the Washington Federation of Independent Schools.

(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.

(e) At colleges or universities where career and technical education programs are offered, one career and technical education director or career and technical education teacher, with expertise in one of the approved career and technical education programs at the college or university, appointed by the Washington Association of Vocational Administrators in cooperation with the college or university.

(2) ADMINISTRATOR.

(a) One-half or more of the voting members shall be administrators. One-half of these administrators (at least one-fourth of the total voting membership) shall be appointed by the president of the Washington Association of School Administrators. All but one of the remaining administrators shall be appointed by the president of the Association of Washington School Principals. The remaining administrator shall be employed in an approved private school and appointed by the Washington Federation of Independent Schools.

(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.

[06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-209, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-78A-209, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 01-03-151, 180-78A-209, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01; 00-09-046, 180-78A-209, filed 4/14/00, effective 5/15/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-209, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-250   Approval standards(( -- ))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 181-78A-220(1):

(1) The college or university professional education advisory board has been established in accordance with WAC 181-78A-209.

(2) The educational service district professional education advisory board for a teacher professional certification program has been established in accordance with WAC 181-78A-520.

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

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

(((4))) (5) The professional education advisory board annually has reviewed follow-up studies, placement records, and summaries of performance on the pedagogy assessment for teacher candidates.

(((5))) (6) 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))) (7) The professional education advisory board annually has seen, reviewed and approved an executive summary of the activities of the professional education advisory board. The college ((or)), university or educational service district has submitted the approved executive summary to the professional educator standards board.

(((7))) (8) The professional education advisory board for administrator preparation programs participated in the candidate selection process for principal preparation programs.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-250, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-250, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-19-020, 180-78A-250, filed 9/5/03, effective 10/6/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-250, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 01-13-106, 180-78A-250, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-250, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-500   Professional certificate program approval.   All professional certificate programs for teachers, principals/program administrators, and school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers shall be approved pursuant to the requirements in WAC 181-78A-520 through 181-78A-540. Only colleges/universities with professional educator standards board-approved residency certificate teacher, principals/program administrator, and school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker preparation programs. Educational service districts are eligible to apply for approval to offer teacher professional certificate programs. Educational service districts are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education, local school districts or consortia of school districts to provide teacher professional certificate programs.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-500, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-500, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, 180-78A-500, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-500, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305 [28A.305.130] (1) and (2). 00-13-064, 180-78A-500, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-500, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-505   Overview -- Teacher professional certificate program.   (1) By September 1, 2001, all colleges ((and)), universities or educational service districts offering a professional certificate program must be in compliance with the new program standards.

(2) To obtain a professional certificate, the residency teacher will need to complete a professional educator standards board-approved professional certificate program collaboratively developed by a college((/)), university or educational service district and the professional educational advisory board (PEAB).

(3)(a) Prior to full admission to a professional certificate program, excluding the preassessment seminar, the candidate shall complete provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220, or the equivalent with a professional educator standards board-approved private school or state agency providing educational services for students.

(b) The candidate may be fully admitted to the professional certificate program, prior to completion of provisional status, if the candidate provides to the program a letter from the candidate's employing school district, private school, or state agency providing educational services for students, documenting the employer's support for the candidate's full admission to the professional certificate program.

(4) The professional certificate requires successful demonstration of three standards (effective teaching, professional development, and professional contributions) and 12 criteria, pursuant to WAC 181-78A-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 as defined in WAC 181-78A-010(8).

(5)(a) The candidate and college ((or)), university or educational service district shall develop an individual professional growth plan to be reviewed and agreed upon after input from and consultation and collaboration (WAC 181-78A-010(9)) with his/her professional growth team.

(b) The individual 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 set forth in WAC 181-78A-540.

(c) The individual 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 set forth in WAC 181-78A-540.

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

(7) As part of the program development, the college((/)), university or educational service district and the PEAB shall establish criteria and procedures for determining when the residency teacher has successfully completed the program. When the program administrator 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.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-505, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-505, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28 410.010 [28A.410.010]. 05-15-054, 180-78A-505, filed 7/12/05, effective 8/12/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.210.160. 03-23-037, 180-78A-505, filed 11/12/03, effective 12/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-04-025, 180-78A-505, filed 1/27/03, effective 2/27/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-505, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-14-111, 180-78A-505, filed 7/2/02, effective 8/2/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-505, 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, 180-78A-505, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-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 college ((or)), university or educational service district, in compliance with the provisions of WAC 181-78A-250 and 181-78A-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 college ((or)), university or educational service district, in compliance with the provision of WAC 181-78A-525, has established a performance-based program.

(3) Resources. The college ((or)), university or educational service district, in compliance with the provision of WAC 181-78A-530, is responsible for providing the resources needed to develop and maintain quality professional programs.

(4) Program design. Each college ((or)), university or educational service district, in compliance with the provision of WAC 181-78A-535, is responsible for establishing an approved professional certificate program which accommodates the individual professional growth needs of each candidate as set forth in his/her professional growth plan.

(5) Knowledge and skills. Each college ((or)), university or educational service district, in compliance with the provision of WAC 181-78A-540, has established policies requiring that all candidates for certification demonstrate the standards and criteria for the professional certificate set forth in WAC 181-78A-540.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-515, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-515, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-515, 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, 180-78A-515, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-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 181-78A-515(1).

(1) College or university.

(a) The professional education advisory board established for the preservice program in accordance with WAC 181-78A-209 shall also serve as the professional advisory board for the professional certificate program.

(((2))) (b) 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 professional educator standards board for approval.

(((3))) (c) The professional education advisory board has reviewed the annual summary on the status of all candidates in the program required by WAC 181-78A-525(7).

(((4))) (d) The professional education advisory board has made recommendation(s), as appropriate, for program changes to the professional certificate administrator who shall implement or respond to the recommendation(s) in a timely manner.

(2) Educational service district.

The educational service district electing to seek approval to offer a teacher professional certificate program 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.

(a) Membership. The professional education advisory board shall consist of the following:

(i) Educational service district teacher assistance program coordinator;

(ii) One college or university representative, from the educational service district region, appointed by the Washington association of colleges for teacher education;

(iii) One superintendent appointed by the Washington association of school administrators from the educational service district region;

(iv) One district human resource representative;

(v) One teacher with national board certification, from the educational service district region, appointed by the Washington Education Association;

(vi) One teacher with professional certification, from the educational service district region, appointed by the Washington Education Association;

(vii) One educational service district representative with responsibility for inservice/professional development; and

(viii) One principal, from the educational service district region, appointed by the Washington Association of School Principals.

(b) 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 professional educator standards board for approval.

(c) The professional education advisory board has reviewed the annual summary on the status of all candidates in the program required by WAC 181-78A-525(7).

(d) The professional education advisory board has made recommendation(s), as appropriate, for program changes to the professional certificate administrator who shall implement or respond to the recommendation(s) in a timely manner.

(e) Annual report. The professional education advisory board shall submit an executive summary to the professional educator standards board no later than July 31 of each year that includes the following:

(i) Evidence to demonstrate links between ongoing educational service district professional development opportunities/learning improvement initiatives and the professional certificate program;

(ii) A summary of the status of all candidates in the program; and

(iii) A description of formal and informal partnerships with school districts or consortia of school districts.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-520, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-520, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-520, 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, 180-78A-520, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-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 181-78A-515(2). Each college ((and)), university or educational service district shall:

(1) Submit for initial approval to the professional educator standards board a performance-based professional certificate program for teachers which shall include the five program components specified in WAC 181-78A-535(4).

(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) Delegate to the professional certificate administrator responsibility for reviewing or overseeing the following: Application 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 serving as the liaison with the superintendent of public instruction certification office 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 shall meet to be accepted into the 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 the professional certificate set forth in WAC 181-78A-540.

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

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

(9) Submit annual evaluations of the professional certificate program until the program receives full approval and participate in a less intensive evaluation cycle every three years thereafter.

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

Provided, That the on-site reviews shall be scheduled on a five-year cycle unless the professional educator standards board approves a variation in the schedule.

Provided further, That ((institutions)) colleges and universities seeking National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accreditation may request from the professional educator standards board approval for concurrent site visits which shall utilize the same documentation whenever possible.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-525, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-525, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-525, 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, 180-78A-525, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-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 181-78A-515(3):

(1) Administrators, faculty, and teachers implementing the college, university or educational service district professional certificate program have appropriate qualifications (academic, experience, or both) for the roles to which they are assigned. Such responsibilities may be shared, when appropriate, among the collaborating agencies.

(2) The college ((or)), university or educational service district shall have responsibility for maintaining fiscal records and ensuring adequate financial support for the professional certificate program.

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-530, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-530, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-03-049, 180-78A-530, 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, 180-78A-530, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-14-010, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06)

WAC 181-78A-535   Approval standard -- Program design.   The following requirements shall govern the design of the professional certificate program:

(1) Teacher.

(a) To be eligible to apply for admission to a professional certificate program, a candidate shall hold a contract as a teacher in a public or a professional educator standards board-approved private school or state agency providing educational services for students and shall have completed provisional status with a school district under RCW 28A.405.220 or the equivalent with a professional educator standards board-approved private school or state agency providing educational services for students or the candidate provides to the program a letter from the candidate's employing district, professional educator standards board-approved private school, or state agency providing educational services for students, documenting the employer's support for the candidate's full admission to the professional certificate program: Provided, That a candidate for the professional teacher's certificate may enroll in and complete the preassessment seminar described in subsection (4)(a) of this section prior to admission to a professional certificate program.

(b) The professional certificate program must be available to all qualified candidates. An expedited professional certificate process shall be available for out-of-state teachers who have five or more years of successful teaching experience to demonstrate skills and impact on student learning.

(c) Using the descriptions of practice related to the criteria for the professional certificate, as approved by the professional educator standards board and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, which may not be changed without prior professional educator standards board approval, the professional certificate program shall be developed by a college ((or)), university or educational service district and its professional education advisory board. Additional agencies may participate in the development of the program if the college ((or)), university or educational service district and professional education advisory board so choose.

(d) Each program shall consist of:

(i) A preassessment seminar which considers input from the candidate's "professional growth team" (WAC 181-78A-505), the candidate's past experience, the context in which he/she teaches, information from past annual evaluations if the individual chooses, the candidate's personal and professional goals, his/her self-evaluation, and evidences of the candidate's impact on student learning.

The seminar will culminate in preparation and approval of the candidate's individual professional growth plan designed to provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate successfully the standards and criteria required by WAC 181-78A-540.

A representative of the college/university and the candidate shall develop the professional growth plan to be reviewed and agreed upon after input from and consultation and "collaboration" (WAC 181-78A-010(9)) with his/her "professional growth team" (WAC 181-78A-010(10)).

The individual professional growth plan shall be based on:

(A) An analysis of the instructional context and teaching assignment(s) to determine strategies which the teacher should use to achieve a positive impact on student learning.

(B) An assessment of the candidate's ability to demonstrate successfully the professional certificate standards and criteria.

(C) Specifications of assistance and instructional components needed and any required course work.

(ii) Course work, past and current experience, inservice, continuing education and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill and performance on all criteria required statewide as essential to "effective teaching" as defined in WAC 181-78A-540(1).

(iii) Course work, past and current experience, inservice, continuing education and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill and performance on all criteria required statewide as essential to "professional development" as defined in WAC 181-78A-540(2).

(iv) Course work, past and current experience, inservice, continuing education and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill and performance on all criteria required statewide as essential to professional contributions as defined in WAC 181-78A-540(3).

(v) A culminating seminar in which the candidate presents his/her final documentation and evidence of professional certificate level knowledge, skill and performance; positive impact on student learning; identification of future goals and professional/career interests; and specification of areas for continuing education and development. The candidate must provide multiple forms of evidence which shall include, but are not limited to, the descriptions of practice related to the criteria for the professional certificate as approved by the professional educator standards board and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, which may not be changed without prior professional educator standards board approval.

(vi) Candidates who do not successfully complete a culminating seminar shall receive an individualized analysis of strengths and weaknesses and a plan for appropriate assistance and instruction.

(vii) No limits shall be placed on the number of times a candidate with a valid residency certificate may participate in the culminating seminar.

(2) Principal/program administrator.

(a) To be eligible to apply for enrollment in a professional certificate program, a candidate shall hold a contract as an administrator for which the credential is required in a public school or professional educator standards board-approved private school.

(b) The professional certificate program must be available to all qualified candidates.

(c) Using the six knowledge and skills standards, and the standards-based benchmarks as approved by the professional educator standards board and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, which may not be changed without professional educator standards board approval, the professional certificate program shall be developed by a college or university and its professional education advisory board. Additional agencies may participate in the development of the program if the college or university and professional education advisory board so choose.

(d) Each program shall consist of:

(i) A preassessment seminar during which the professional growth plan shall be developed. The plan will be agreed upon after input from and consultation with his/her professional growth team (WAC 181-78A-010 (10)(b)). The individual professional growth plan shall be based on an assessment of the candidate's ability to demonstrate six standards at the professional certificate benchmark level (WAC 181-78A-270 (2)(b)), performance evaluation data, and an analysis of the administrative context and assignment.

(ii) Formalized learning opportunities, past and current experience, professional development opportunities, and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill, and performance at the professional certificate benchmark level, or above, on all standards as defined in WAC 181-78A-270 (2)(b).

(iii) A culminating seminar in which the candidate presents his/her final documentation and evidence of professional certificate level knowledge, skill and performance; positive impact on student learning; development of a professional growth plan that includes the identification of future goals and professional/career interests as well as a five-year plan for professional development designed to meet the requirements for certificate renewal.

(e) Candidates who do not successfully complete a culminating seminar shall receive an individualized analysis of strengths and weaknesses and a plan for assistance.

(f) No limit shall be placed on the number of times a candidate with a valid residency certificate may enroll in the culminating seminar.

(3) Educational staff associate (ESA) - school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker.

(a) To be eligible for enrollment in a professional certificate program, a candidate shall be employed in his/her ESA role in a public school, a professional educator standards board-approved private school, or state agency providing educational services for students.

(b) The professional certificate must be available to all qualified candidates.

(c) Using the knowledge and skills standards in WAC 181-78A-270 (5), (7), and (9), and the standards-based benchmarks as approved by the professional educator standards board and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction, which may not be changed without professional educator standards board approval, the professional certificate program shall be developed by a college or university and its professional education advisory board. Additional agencies may participate in the development of the program if the college or university and professional education advisory board so choose.

(d) Each program shall consist of:

(i) A preassessment seminar during which the professional growth plan shall be developed. The plan will be agreed upon after input from and consultation with the ESA candidate's professional growth team (WAC 181-78A-010 (10)(c)). The individual's professional growth plan shall be based on an assessment of the candidate's ability to demonstrate the standards at the professional certificate benchmark level in the specific ESA role pursuant to WAC 181-78A-270 (5), (7), or (9).

(ii) Formalized learning opportunities, and other activities directed at developing and verifying that the candidate has achieved acceptable knowledge, skill, and performance at the professional certificate benchmark level, or above, on all standards in the specific ESA role as defined in WAC 181-78A-270 (5), (7), or (9).

(iii) A culminating seminar in which the candidate presents his/her final documentation and evidence of professional certificate level knowledge, skill, and performance; positive impact on student learning; and specification of areas for continuing education and development.

(e) Candidates who do not successfully complete a culminating seminar shall receive an individualized analysis of strengths and weaknesses and a plan for assistance.

(f) No limit shall be placed on the number of times a candidate with a valid residency certificate may enroll in the culminating seminar.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-78A-535, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-535, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-15-051, 180-78A-535, filed 7/12/05, effective 8/12/05; 04-21-038, 180-78A-535, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.210.160. 03-23-037, 180-78A-535, filed 11/12/03, effective 12/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-04-024, 180-78A-535, filed 1/27/03, effective 2/27/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-535, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 01-09-004, 180-78A-535, filed 4/5/01, effective 5/6/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 00-18-062, 180-78A-535, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00; 00-03-049, 180-78A-535, 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, 180-78A-535, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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