WSR 12-20-030

PERMANENT RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed September 27, 2012, 10:05 a.m. , effective October 28, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: Amends WAC 181-78A-105 to clarify procedures to initial approval request for an educator preparation program. Technical edits to outdated language.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending X [WAC 181-78A-105].

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-16-070 on July 31, 2012.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Errors resulting from prior rule changes detected and corrected.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting David Brenna, 600 Washington Street South, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail david.brenna@k12.wa.us.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 20, 2012.

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst

OTS-4932.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-15-049, filed 7/15/11, effective 8/15/11)

WAC 181-78A-105   Procedures for initial approval of an educator preparation program.   Each institution or organization desiring to establish a preparation program shall comply with the following:

(1) ((Advise the professional educator standards board of its desire to establish a preparation program.)) Submit a form declaring an intent to offer a new educator certification program.

(a) The declaration of intent will be posted on the professional educator standards board web site as public notice.

(b) The program will be contacted to begin the preproposal.

(2) Develop ((with the assistance of the professional education advisory board)) a written ((preproposal)) plan which addresses all preproposal components ((adopted and)) published by the professional educator standards board ((and)).

(a) Submit such plan to the designated official of the professional educator standards board for review and comment.

(((3) Submit such plan)) (b) After the designated official verifies the preproposal is complete, the preproposal will be brought to the professional educator standards board.

(3) The institution or organization may be granted approval for full proposal development or denied approval of the preproposal.

(a) If denied, the institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon suggestions of the professional educator standards board.

(((a))) (b) If the preproposal is approved, the institution or organization shall comply with the following:

(i) Establish the appropriate professional education advisory board pursuant to WAC 181-78A-205;

(ii) Develop with assistance of the professional education advisory board a written plan which ((includes the following)) addresses all final proposal components including:

(A) ((Timelines for the implementation of all applicable program approval standards during the first year of the program;

(B) The criteria that the program will use to assess, in multiple ways over time, its candidates' knowledge and skills including evidence related to positive impact on student learning (WAC 181-78A-205(4));

(C))) How the professional education advisory board was involved in program development, including a letter of support; and

(((D))) (B) Letters of support from ((partnership)) partner districts and/or ((other)) agencies.

(iii) Present the written plan to the professional educator standards board.

(((A))) (4) The program may be ((conditionally)) approved in a specific location(s) for a period of up to twenty-seven months following the beginning of instruction. The institution or organization shall notify the professional educator standards board when instruction has begun((. If not approved, the institution or organization may resubmit its revised plan or request a contested hearing via an appeal team appointed by the professional educator standards board)).

If approval is denied, the institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon the suggestions of the professional educator standards board.

(((B))) (5) Prior to the expiration of approval, staff of the professional educator standards board shall conduct a site visit ((and/or other forms of documentation)) to determine if the program is in full compliance with the ((1997)) program approval standards; provided that ((a college/university)) an institution with an approved residency principal program which adds an approved program administrator program is not required to have a site visit of the program administrator program until the next regularly scheduled site visit of that institution.

(((b) If denied, the institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon the suggestions of the professional educator standards board.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-15-049, 181-78A-105, filed 7/15/11, effective 8/15/11; 11-01-047, 181-78A-105, filed 12/7/10, effective 1/7/11; 10-08-015, 181-78A-105, filed 3/29/10, effective 4/29/10; 09-20-109, 181-78A-105, filed 10/7/09, effective 11/7/09; 06-24-082, 181-78A-105, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07; 06-14-010, 181-78A-105, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-105, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-105, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]