WSR 08-20-132

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed October 1, 2008, 9:45 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 07-23-112.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New section WAC 181-77-005 Types of career and technical education certificates.

Hearing Location(s): Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, on November 19, 2008, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 19, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Jennifer Wallace, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, 98504, e-mail jennifer.wallace@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by November 10, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by March [November] 10, 2008, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6275.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed changes clarify the qualifying criteria to add a math or science applied category to their career and technical education certificate. Individuals will need to hold a continuing CTE certificate. The language broadens to include other areas of science - biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210 and 48A.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: Jennifer Wallace, P.O. Box 42736, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6275.

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 47236, phone (360) 725-6275, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail Jennifer.wallace@k12.wa.us.

September 29, 2008

Nasue Nishida

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-1965.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-16-004, filed 7/23/08, effective 8/23/08)

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) Family and consumer sciences education;

(d) Technology education;

(e) Trade and industrial;

(f) Health occupations;

(g) Career choices;

(h) Coordinator for worksite learning; or

(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;)) Hold a continuing career and technical education certificate based on WAC 181-77-041;

(B) Hold ((an approved)) a 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 mathematics subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board; and

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

(ii) Science, biology, chemistry, physics or earth and space 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;)) Hold a continuing career and technical education certificate based on WAC 181-79A-030(5);

(B) Hold ((an approved)) a 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)) a science, biology, chemistry, physics or earth and space science subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board; and

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

(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. 08-16-004, 181-77-005, filed 7/23/08, effective 8/23/08; 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.]

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