WSR 08-12-058

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed June 2, 2008, 12:24 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-19-109.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-77-005 Types of career and technical education certificates, 181-77-014 Requirements for limited certification, 181-77-025 Personnel assignment, 181-77-031 Requirements for candidates seeking career and technical education certification who have completed approved college/university programs in a career and technical education endorsement area, 181-77-041 Requirements for candidates seeking career and technical education certification on the basis of business and industry work experience, and 181-77-068 Requirements for coordinator of work-based learning initial or continuing certificates.

Hearing Location(s): Red Lion Hotel, 2300 Evergreen Park Drive, Olympia, WA 98502, on July 16, 2008, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 16, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, 98504, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by July 10, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by July 10, 2008, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Changes, updates and adds specific CTE names of certificates and CTE categories. Specifically, the proposed language does the following:

Changes name of "work-based" to "worksite,"
Changes name of "diversified occupations" to "career choices,"
Combines the business endorsement and marketing endorsement into one,
Adds applied mathematics and applied science as new categories for CTE certificates, and
Specifies the assignment of teachers with applied math and science categories for teaching general ed math and science classes.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210 and 28A.410.010.

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

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 42736, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 42736, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail nasue.nishida@k12.wa.us.

June 2, 2008

Nasue Nishida

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-1664.1


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

WAC 181-77-005   Types of career and technical education certificates.   The following types of certificates shall be issued:

(1) Teacher. The teacher certificate authorizes service as a teacher in the school district(s) or skills center(s) and shall be issued in one of the following categories and/or in a specific subcategory of the major category as approved by the professional educator standards board and/or its designee:

(a) Agriculture education;

(b) Business and marketing education;

(c) ((Marketing education;

(d))) Family and consumer sciences education;

(((e))) (d) Technology education;

(((f))) (e) Trade and industrial;

(((g))) (f) Health occupations;

(((h) Diversified occupations;)) (g) Career choices;

(((i))) (h) Coordinator for ((work-based)) worksite learning; or

(((j))) (i) New and emerging fields;

(j) Categories which may be added to a continuing career and technical education certificate are:

(i) Mathematics applied. To add this category, the candidate shall:

(A) Have completed a state approved career and technical education preparation program based on business and industry under chapter 181-77A WAC;

(B) Hold an approved baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university pursuant to WAC 181-79A-030(5);

(C) Hold a continuing career and technical education certificate with a technology education or trade and industrial category under this section: Provided, That trade and industrial candidates hold a math-related degree in mathematics or engineering;

(D) Be fully contracted as a teacher or long-term substitute teacher by a Washington public school;

(E) Pass the secondary mathematics subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board;

(F) Document a minimum of one year teaching experience in technology education or trade and industrial courses; and

(G) Obtain a letter of support from immediate supervisor who conducts teaching evaluation.

(ii) Science applied. To add this category, the candidate shall:

(A) Have completed a state approved career and technical education teacher preparation program based on business and industry under chapter 181-77A WAC;

(B) Hold an approved baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university pursuant to WAC 181-79A-030(5);

(C) Hold a continuing career and technical education certificate with an agriculture education, health occupations, or trade and industrial category under this section: Provided, That trade and industrial candidates hold a science-related degree in science, engineering, or a medical practice field;

(D) Be fully contracted as a teacher or long-term substitute by a Washington public school;

(E) Pass the secondary science subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board;

(F) Document a minimum of one year teaching experience in agriculture education, health occupations, or trade and industrial courses; and

(G) Obtain a letter of support from immediate supervisor who conducts teaching evaluation.

(iii) CTE teachers who have earned a mathematics applied or science applied category are eligible for teaching assignments in general education mathematics or science courses, dependent upon the category on the continuing career and technical education certificate, under WAC 181-77-025.

(2) Director. The director certificate authorizes service as a career and technical education director, as an assistant director, or as a career and technical education supervisor in the school district(s) or skills center(s);

(3) Counselor. The career and technical education counselor certificate authorizes service in the role of career and technical education guidance and counseling;

(4) Occupational information specialist. The occupational information specialist certificate authorizes service in the role as an occupational information specialist.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-77-005, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-77-005, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-77-005, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-005, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 78-10-003 (Order 11-78), 180-77-005, filed 9/7/78.]

OTS-1665.1


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

WAC 181-77-025   Personnel assignment.   Career and technical education teachers teaching other secondary school subjects and career and technical education counselors serving in addition as general counselors need to hold a valid certificate as provided for in chapter 181-79A WAC((, Standards for teacher, administrator, and educational staff associate certification)). Career and technical education teachers who hold a mathematics applied category are eligible to teach general education mathematics, and career and technical education teachers who hold a science applied category are eligible to teach general education science under WAC 181-77-005.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-77-025, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-77-025, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-77-025, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-025, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 78-10-003 (Order 11-78), 180-77-025, filed 9/7/78.]

OTS-1666.1


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

WAC 181-77-014   Requirements for limited certification.   (1) Probationary certificate. The probationary certificate is valid for two years and is renewable one time for two additional years upon recommendation of the employing district if the individual has completed the procedures outlined for the first year in the professional growth plan and has made additional progress in meeting the requirements for the initial career and technical education certificate.

The candidate for a probationary certificate must have substantially completed requirements for the initial career and technical education certificate as set forth in WAC 181-77-031 or 181-77-041.

(a) Such a certificate may be issued upon recommendation by the employing school district.

(b) The candidate shall have developed a professional growth plan in cooperation with the career and technical education administrator. The plan must be approved by the local school district career and technical education program advisory committee, to which the candidate is assigned. The plan shall provide for orientation, prior to the commencement of the teaching assignment, in the following:

(i) Issues related to legal liability;

(ii) The responsibilities of professional career and technical education educators; and

(iii) The lines of authority in the employing school district and/or building.

Within the first sixty working days, the plan shall establish procedures for the career and technical education instructor to develop competencies in the following:

(iv) Career and technical education methods; and

(v) General and specific safety.

If the candidate does not have access to the required course work within the first ninety working days, the local school district career and technical education advisory committee responsible may authorize the completion of the course work at a later date. The required course work shall be completed prior to the second year of employment.

(vi) The plan shall develop procedures and timelines for the career and technical education instructor to meet the requirements for the initial career and technical education certificate.

(vii) Provided, That candidates for probationary certificates as a coordinator of ((work-based)) worksite learning shall successfully demonstrate competencies related to coordination techniques as verified by a professional educator standards board approved program and hold a valid probationary career and technical education teacher certificate.

(2) Conditional career and technical education certificate. Notwithstanding other requirements prescribed in this chapter for eligibility for career and technical education certification in the state of Washington, the one-year conditional career and technical education certificate may be issued under specific circumstances set forth below for limited service:

(a) The issuance of the conditional career and technical education certificate may be issued only under unique and special circumstances where no regularly certificated career and technical education instructor is available and is limited to:

(i) Persons highly qualified and experienced in the knowledge and occupational skills of the career and technical education program to be certified; or

(ii) Persons who meet the occupational experience requirements for career and technical education certification; or

(iii) Persons who will be employed in new and emerging occupations as identified by the professional educator standards board and/or its designee.

(b) The certificate is issued to individuals who are screened by the local career and technical education administrator and school district superintendent or designee. The local career and technical education administrator or superintendent will verify that the following criteria have been met when requesting the conditional career and technical education certificate:

(i) No person with career and technical education certification in the field is available as verified by the local career and technical education administrator or superintendent;

(ii) The individual is being certified for a limited assignment and responsibility in a specified career and technical education program area;

(iii) Personnel so certificated will be oriented and prepared for the specific assignment and will be apprised of any legal liability, the lines of authority and the duration of the assignment;

(iv) The career and technical education administrator and local program advisory committee will indicate the basis on which he/she has determined that the individual is competent for the assignment;

(v) A written work and/or educational experience training plan as specified in WAC 181-77-014 (1)(b) is on file with the employing district.

(c) The certificate is valid for one year and only for the teaching area specified on the certificate. The certificate may be reissued on application and evidence that requirements continue to be met.

(3) Substitute career and technical education certificates. Substitute career and technical education certificates may be issued to candidates who meet the requirements in WAC 181-79A-231 (2) or (4).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-77-014, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-77-014, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-23-038, 180-77-014, filed 11/12/03, effective 12/13/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-77-014, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010. 00-18-064, 180-77-014, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-014, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 95-12-056, 180-77-014, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]


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

WAC 181-77-031   Requirements for candidates seeking career and technical education certification who have completed approved college/university programs in a career and technical education endorsement area.   Candidates shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 181-79A-150, 181-79A-155, 181-82-322, and chapter 181-78A WAC.

(1) Initial.

(a) Candidates for the initial certificate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university which includes a minimum of forty-five quarter hours of study in the specific career and technical education subject area for which certification is sought.

(b) Candidates for the initial certificate shall demonstrate competency in one or more of the specific endorsement areas of WAC 181-82-322.

(c) Candidates for the initial certificate shall complete a state approved career and technical education teacher training program through a regionally accredited college or university which shall include completion of student teaching in the relevant career and technical education subject area.

(d) Candidates for the initial certificate shall provide documentation of one year of paid occupational experience (two thousand hours) in the specific career and technical education field for which certification is sought. If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than six years old, candidates must complete an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience.

(e) In addition, candidates for initial certification in ((diversified occupations)) career choices or coordinator of ((work based)) worksite learning shall demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills described in WAC 181-77A-180.

(2) Initial renewal. Candidates for renewal of the initial certificate must complete three quarter hours of credit or thirty clock hours of career and technical education educator training in the subject area certified to teach since the initial certificate was issued or renewed.

(3) Continuing.

(a) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall have in addition to the requirements for the initial certificate at least nine quarter hours or ninety clock hours of career and technical education educator training in the career and technical education subject area to be certified completed subsequent to the conferral of the baccalaureate degree.

(b) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall provide as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the career and technical education subject area certified to teach with an authorized employer -- i.e., school district(s) or skills center(s).

(4) Continuing certificate renewal.

(a) Candidates for renewal of the continuing certificate shall complete since the previous continuing certificate was issued one of the following:

(i) Six quarter hours or sixty clock hours of career and technical education educator training;

(ii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of career and technical education educator training and three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of technical education/upgrading;

(iii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of career and technical education educator training and three hundred hours of occupational experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-77-031, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-77-031, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-77-031, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010. 00-18-064, 180-77-031, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-031, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 97-04-085, 180-77-031, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97; 95-12-056, 180-77-031, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-12-001, filed 5/23/07, effective 6/23/07)

WAC 181-77-041   Requirements for candidates seeking career and technical education certification on the basis of business and industry work experience.   Candidates for certification who have not completed approved programs set forth in WAC 181-82-322 shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 181-79A-150 (1) and (2) and 181-79A-155 (1) and (2).

(1) Initial.

(a) Candidates for the initial certificate shall provide documentation of paid occupational experience in the specific career and technical education subcategory for which certification is sought.

(i) Three years (six thousand hours) is required.

(ii) One year (two thousand hours) must be within the past six years.

(iii) If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than six years old, an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience is required.

(b) Candidates for the initial certificate shall complete a professional educator standards board approved program under WAC 181-77A-029 in which they demonstrate competence in the general standards for all career and technical education teacher certificate candidates pursuant to WAC 181-77A-165, which include but are not limited to knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) General and specific safety;

(ii) Career and technical education teaching methods;

(iii) Occupational analysis;

(iv) Course organization and curriculum design;

(v) Philosophy of vocational education;

(vi) Personal student development and leadership techniques.

(c) Candidates for the initial certificate shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) School law;

(ii) Issues related to abuse as specified in WAC 181-77A-165(7).

(d) In addition, candidates for initial certification in ((diversified occupations)) career choices or coordinator of ((work based)) worksite learning shall demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills described in WAC 181-77A-180.

(2) Initial renewal. Candidates for renewal of the initial certificate must complete three quarter hours of credit or thirty clock hours of career and technical education educator training in the subject matter certified to teach since the initial certificate was issued or renewed.

(3) Continuing.

(a) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall have in addition to the requirements for the initial certificate at least nine quarter hours or ninety clock hours of career and technical education educator training in the career and technical education subject matter to be certified completed subsequent to the issuance of the initial certificate.

(b) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall provide as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the career and technical education subject matter certified to teach with an authorized employer -- i.e., school district(s) or skills center(s).

(4) Continuing certificate renewal.

(a) Candidates for renewal of the continuing certificate shall complete since the previous continuing certificate was issued one of the following:

(i) Six quarter hours or sixty clock hours of career and technical education educator training;

(ii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of career and technical education educator training and three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of technical education/upgrading;

(iii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of career and technical education educator training and three hundred hours of occupational experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-12-001, 181-77-041, filed 5/23/07, effective 6/23/07; 06-14-010, 181-77-041, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-77-041, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-18-039, 180-77-041, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-77-041, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010. 00-18-064, 180-77-041, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, 180-77-041, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 97-04-085, 180-77-041, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97; 95-12-056, 180-77-041, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]


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

WAC 181-77-068   Requirements for coordinator of ((work-based)) worksite learning initial or continuing certificates.   To obtain a coordinator of ((work-based)) worksite learning certificate, a candidate must:

(1) Possess a valid initial or continuing career and technical education teaching certificate; and

(2) Successfully demonstrate competencies related to coordination techniques as verified by a professional educator standards board approved program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 06-14-010, 181-77-068, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-77-068, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 03-14-119, 180-77-068, filed 6/30/03, effective 7/31/03; 02-04-018, 180-77-068, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-068, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]

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