WSR 13-11-107




[ Filed May 21, 2013, 8:14 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-78A WAC, Teacher preparation programs -- Higher education programs standards, criteria, infrastructure and timelines for approval.

     Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.210.410, 28A.305.130, 28A.410.010, and 28A.150.220.

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The professional educator standards board (PESB) is responsible for teacher certification and preparation programs. The legislature continually directs the activities of teacher preparation and qualifications. Rule-making authority is granted to the PESB for TITLE 181 WAC.

     Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

     Process for Developing New Rule:       Negotiated rule making.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. PESB meeting[s] are open to the public and regularly scheduled. The calendar of meetings is announced on the web site

May 21, 2013

David Brenna

Senior Policy Analyst