Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 00-05-078.
Title of Rule: WAC 180-78A-500 Professional certificate program approval.
Purpose: The proposed amendment would clarify that only colleges and universities that have approved preparation programs for the residency certificate shall be approved to offer professional certificate programs.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2).
Summary: See above.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: This amendment will ensure articulation between the residency and professional certificate preparation programs.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 753-6715.
Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See above.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See above.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.
Hearing Location: Seattle Christian Schools, 18301 Military Road South, SeaTac, WA 98188, on June 8, 2000, at 8:00 a.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moores by May 25, 2000, TDD (360) 664-3631, or (360) 753-6715.
Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by May 25, 2000.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 8, 2000.
May 1, 2000
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-01-174, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99)
Professional certificate program approval.
All professional certificate programs for teachers shall be approved pursuant to the requirements in WAC 180-78A-520 through 180-78A-540. Only colleges/universities with state board of education approved residency certificate teacher preparation programs are eligible to apply for approval to offer professional certificate programs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, § 180-78A-500, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]