WSR 09-12-093

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed June 1, 2009, 3:04 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-16-099.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-79A-257, deletes subsection (1)(d) to remove confusion regarding out-of-state candidates for certification and Washington state endorsements. Candidates who complete an out-of-state educator preparation course in a subject area will receive a Washington state endorsement in the subject area per chapter 181-82 WAC.

Hearing Location(s): St. Martin's Pavilion, Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Avenue S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, on July 22, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 22, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548 by July 17, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by July 17, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Current rule provides policy guidance for issuance of endorsement area certificates for out-of-state teacher candidates. Rule change would remove confusion regarding out-of-state candidates with subject area training and closest matching endorsement would be issued.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Addresses confusion in aligning teacher subject area preparation with Washington state endorsements per chapter 181-82 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

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

Name of Proponent: Professional educators standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], 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 David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us.

June 1, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-2442.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-20-047, filed 9/26/07, effective 10/27/07)

WAC 181-79A-257   Out-of-state candidates.   Candidates for certification from other states who meet the general certificate requirements described in WAC 181-79A-150 (1) and (2) shall be eligible for Washington certificates as follows:

(1) Initial and residency certificates. The initial certificate (residency certificate for teachers after August 31, 2000,) shall be issued by the superintendent of public instruction to any candidate who meets requirements for the residency certificate including testing requirements as described in RCW 28A.410.220, and who passes the WEST-B and meets one of the following:

(a) Qualifies under provisions of the interstate compact.

(b) Holds the appropriate degree and, if applicable, credit hours and/or licensing as set forth in this chapter and has completed a state approved preparation program at a regionally accredited college or university in the professional field for which the certificate is to be issued and such additional professional fields as required by WAC 181-79A-150(4).

(c) Provided, That if a candidate for teacher, administrator or educational staff associate certification does not meet the qualifications described in (a) or (b) of this subsection, an initial/residency certificate shall be issued to a candidate who holds an appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and also holds or has held a certificate in the role, comparable to an initial/residency certificate, issued by another state and has practiced at the P-12 level in that respective role outside the state of Washington for three years: Provided further, That the teacher preparation program through which the teacher earned their teaching certificate included a supervised classroom-based internship.

(d) ((Provided further, That if a candidate for a teacher's certificate would qualify under (b) of this subsection, but for the fact that he or she has completed an approved teacher preparation program in a subject area that is not listed in chapter 181-82 WAC as a Washington endorsement, the candidate shall be issued a certificate that bears the out-of-state area of program preparation. It shall be noted on the certificate so issued that the subject area listed is not a Washington state endorsement.

(e))) Holds an appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and has practiced three years as an educational staff associate in that role in a state where such certificate was not required.

(((f))) (e) Holds a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB) after December 31, 1991, and applies for an initial/residency educational staff associated school psychologist certificate.

(2) Continuing certificate. The continuing certificate shall be issued to administrators and educational staff associates on verification that the candidate has met all requirements for initial and continuing certification in the state of Washington.

(3) Professional certificate. After August 31, 2000, the professional certificate shall be issued to out-of-state candidates if the candidate meets requirements for the residency certificate including testing requirements as described in RCW 28A.410.220, meets the child abuse course work requirement as described in WAC 181-79A-206 (3)(b), and if one of the following conditions is met:

(a) The candidate has completed an advanced level certification procedure approved by the professional educator standards board as equivalent to the approved program procedure required in Washington; or

(b) The candidate holds a valid teaching certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; or

(c) The candidate holds a valid school counselor certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; or

(d) A Washington state college or university with an approved professional certificate program verifies that the candidate has met all the requirements of that institution's approved program. The college/university shall evaluate the candidate's background to determine whether or not course work or certification activities are equivalent to that college/university's approved program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-20-047, 181-79A-257, filed 9/26/07, effective 10/27/07; 06-14-010, 181-79A-257, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-79A-257, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-04-054, 180-79A-257, filed 1/28/05, effective 2/28/05; 04-21-005, 180-79A-257, filed 10/7/04, effective 11/7/04; 04-04-011, 180-79A-257, filed 1/23/04, effective 2/23/04; 04-04-009, 180-79A-257, filed 1/23/04, effective 2/23/04; 01-18-043, 180-79A-257, filed 8/29/01, effective 9/29/01; 01-13-108, 180-79A-257, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01; 00-23-005, 180-79A-257, filed 11/2/00, effective 12/3/00; 00-03-048, 180-79A-257, 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-257, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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