PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-78A WAC, Teacher preparation programs -- Higher education programs standards, criteria, infrastructure and timelines for approval, legislative action in 2009 requires the professional educator standards board (PESB) to amend certain rules on the governance of teacher preparation and certification. Rules expected to be amended over the next two years. As [a] result of education reform legislation. This preproposal focuses on efforts [to] address preparation program standards and the impact on certification of teachers.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.210.410, 28A.305.130, 28A.410.010, and 28A.150.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: PESB is responsible for teacher certification and preparation programs. The legislature continually directs the activities of teacher preparation and qualifications. Rule-making authority is granted to the PESB for TITLE 181 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. PESB meeting[s] are open to the public and regularly scheduled. The calendar of meetings is announced on the web site www.PESB.wa.gov.
June 17, 2009