Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: The
legislature requested the professional educator standards
board (PESB) determine competencies and programs for a
mathematics specialty endorsement. WAC 181-82A-208 is amended
to reflect that request.
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, PESB, 600 Washington Street South, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504 , AND RECEIVED BY January 23, 2013.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Meets statutory requirement.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Legislation in 2010 SB [HB] 1600 created expectation for PESB to establish a [an] elementary mathematics specialty endorsement.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: PESB, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6238.
November 13, 2012
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-12-079, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11)
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. Program requirements are waived and this specialty endorsement granted if a teacher possesses an orientation and mobility specialist certificate from the academy for certification of vision rehabilitation and education professionals.
(5) Gifted education.
(6) Elementary mathematics specialist.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-12-079, § 181-82A-208, filed 5/31/11, effective 7/1/11; 10-17-015, § 181-82A-208, filed 8/5/10, effective 9/5/10; 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.]