WSR 13-08-024

PROPOSED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed March 27, 2013, 10:02 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-09-070.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amends WAC 181-79A-211 to require three-year teaching experience for a candidate for principal certification. Makes other technical corrections to the language.

Hearing Location(s): Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, 201 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801, on May 16, 2013, at 8:30.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 16, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us, fax (360) 586-4548, by May 9, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by May 9, 2013, (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Sets experience requirements and corrects language.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Strengthens requirements; stakeholder.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 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, 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. No fiscal impact.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

March 27, 2013

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst

OTS-5286.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-15-038, filed 7/13/11, effective 8/13/11)

WAC 181-79A-211   Academic and experience requirements for certification -- Administrators.   Candidates for the respective administrative certificate shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 181-79A-150 and 181-79A-213.

(1) Superintendent.

(a) Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least forty-five quarter credit hours (thirty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education.

(ii) The candidate shall hold a valid teacher, educational staff associate, program administrator or principal certificate; excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231, or comparable out-of-state certificates.

(b) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least sixty quarter credit hours (forty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii) The candidate shall hold a valid teacher, educational staff associate, program administrator or principal certificate; excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231, or comparable out-of-state certificates.

(iii) Candidates applying for continuing superintendent's certificate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer -- i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system -- and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(2) Principal.

(a) ((Initial.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed an approved program for the preparation of principals.

(ii) The candidate shall have documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students.

(b))) Residency.

(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree.

(ii) The candidate shall have completed an approved program for the preparation of principals.

(iii) The candidate shall have three years of documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students; provided, candidates who were enrolled in an approved principal program prior to July 1, 2013, are not subject to the three-year minimum experience requirement.

(((iii))) (iv) The candidate shall ((have)) hold or have held:

(A) A valid teacher's certificate, excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231; or

(B) A valid education staff associate certificate, excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231.

(((iv))) (v) Persons whose teacher of educational staff associate certificates were revoked, suspended or surrendered are not eligible for principals certificates.

(((c))) (b) Continuing.

(i) ((The candidate who holds a valid initial principal's certificate issued prior to August 31, 1998, shall hold an approved master's degree and completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least forty-five hours (thirty semester hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii))) The candidate ((who applies on or after August 31, 1998,)) shall hold a valid initial principal's certificate, an approved master's degree and shall have completed at least fifteen quarter (ten semester) credit hours of graduate course work offered by a college or university with a state approved principal program or one hundred fifty clock hours of study, which meet the state continuing education clock hour criteria pursuant to chapter 181-85 WAC, or a combination of credits and clock hours equivalent to the above. Such study shall:

(A) Be based on the principal performance domains included in WAC 181-78A-270 (2)(a) or (b);

(B) Be taken subsequent to the issuance of the initial principal's certificate; and

(C) Be determined in consultation with and approved by the candidate's employer or the administrator of a state approved principal preparation program.

(((iii))) (ii) Provided, That a candidate who held a valid initial principal's certificate on August 31, 1998, may meet the academic requirement for the continuing certificate described in WAC 181-79A-211 (2)(c)(i), if the candidate meets requirements for and applies for the continuing certificate by the expiration date on that initial certificate.

(((iv))) (iii) The candidate must meet requirements for a principal's certificate pursuant to WAC 181-79A-150(4).

(((v))) (iv) Candidates applying for the continuing principal's certificate ((shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer -- i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system -- and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer. Candidates applying for the continuing principal's certificate on or after August 31, 1998,)) shall provide documentation of three contracted school years of full-time employment as a principal or assistant principal.

(((vi) Provided, That a candidate who held a valid initial principal's certificate on August 31, 1998, may meet the one hundred-eighty day experience requirement described in WAC 181-79A-211 (2)(c)(v), if that candidate meets requirements and applies for the continuing certificate by the expiration date on that initial certificate.

(d))) (c) Professional certificate.

(i) The candidate shall have completed an approved professional certificate program.

(ii) The candidate shall have documentation of three contracted school years of employment as a principal or assistant principal.

(3) Program administrator.

(a) Initial.

The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least twenty-four quarter credit hours (sixteen semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education.

(b) Residency certificate.

The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed an approved program for the preparation of program administrators.

(c) Continuing.

(i) The candidate shall hold a valid initial program administrator's certificate, an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least thirty quarter credit hours (twenty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.

(ii) Candidates applying for continuing program administrator's certificate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employer -- i.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school system -- and at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.

(d) Professional certificate.

The candidate shall have completed an approved professional certificate program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-15-038, 181-79A-211, filed 7/13/11, effective 8/13/11; 09-12-056, 181-79A-211, filed 5/28/09, effective 6/28/09; 08-15-141, 181-79A-211, filed 7/22/08, effective 8/22/08; 06-14-010, 181-79A-211, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-79A-211, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 05-23-041, 180-79A-211, filed 11/9/05, effective 12/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-79A-211, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-018, 180-79A-211, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 01-03-152, 180-79A-211, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 99-23-023, 180-79A-211, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-211, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]