[Filed September 18, 2018, 11:56 a.m., effective October 19, 2018]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: Amends WAC 181-79A-150 to remove reference to school social worker programs that are no longer required.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-79A-150.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-07-118 on March 21, 2018.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 18, 2018.
Senior Policy Analyst
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-15-038, filed 7/13/11, effective 8/13/11)
WAC 181-79A-150General requirements—Teachers, administrators, educational staff associates and first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions teachers.
The following requirements are to be met by candidates for certification as teachers including career and technical education teachers, administrators, educational staff associates, or first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions teachers:
(1) Age. No person who is less than eighteen years of age shall receive a certificate to serve in the public or nonpublic schools of Washington state.
(2) Character. Applicants for certificates in Washington state who are not holders of a valid Washington state teacher's, administrator's, educational staff associate's, career and technical education, or first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions teacher's certificate must give evidence of good moral character and personal fitness as specified in WAC 181-79A-155 and must complete a record check through the Washington state patrol criminal identification system and through the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the applicant's expense as required by RCW 28A.410.010
; such record check shall include a fingerprint check using a Washington state patrol approved fingerprint card: Provided, That the superintendent of public instruction may waive the record check for an applicant who has had a record check within the two years prior to application.
(3) Degrees and course work. A candidate for certification shall hold appropriate degrees, licenses, and additional course work as prescribed in chapters 181-79A and 181-77 WAC or have qualified under WAC 181-79A-257 or 181-78A-700.
(4) Approved preparation program. Applicants for certification as teachers, administrators, school counselors, and school psychologists ((and school social workers)), except as otherwise provided in WAC 181-79A-257, and 181-79A-231, and in chapter 181-77 WAC, in order to be certified within the state of Washington shall have completed a state approved preparation program in the professional field for which certification is to be issued; such program shall have included a defined course of study and a supervised internship as per chapter 181-78A WAC. Applicants for certification as first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions teachers shall have completed a sovereign tribal government's first peoples' language, culture, and oral tribal traditions teaching certification program.