Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-82A-208 was amended in May of 2009. During public
hearing, the request was made and the board adopted adding a
specialty endorsement for gifted education to the rule along
with the proposed additions in visually impaired, mobility and
environmental. The filed document did not capture this
THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO David Brenna, Professional Educator Standards Board, 600 Washington Street South, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504 , AND RECEIVED BY July 20, 2010.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Finalizes board action.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Rule change has been presumed by board action; filing error. Edits to the final rule change mistakenly omitted an additional endorsement category authorized by the board and heard in public.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A-410 [28A.410] RCW.
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: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6238.
May 11, 2010
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-12-087, filed 6/1/09, effective 7/2/09)
WAC 181-82A-208 Specialty endorsements. The following specialty endorsements may be added to an existing endorsed teaching certificate:
(1) Deaf education (per RCW 28A.410.225).
(a) This specialty endorsement is required for teachers who will be working almost exclusively with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
(b) Program requirements are waived and this specialty endorsement granted if a candidate possesses a baccalaureate or master's degree in deaf education from a teacher training program approved by the council on education of the deaf.
(2) Environmental and sustainability education.
(3) Teacher of the visually impaired.
(4) Orientation and mobility teacher.
(5) Gifted education.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 09-12-087, § 181-82A-208, filed 6/1/09, effective 7/2/09; 06-20-063, § 181-82A-208, filed 9/29/06, effective 10/30/06.]