WSR 97-04-085

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

[Filed February 5, 1997, 11:07 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: January 24, 1997.

Purpose: The amendments will clarify existing rules and policies for vocational certification and modify the experience requirement.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 180-77 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-01-101 on December 18, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 4, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 4, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 4, repealed 0.

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

February 4, 1997

Larry Davis

Executive Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-12-056, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95)

WAC 180-77-003 Definitions. The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter:

(1) "Approved program for training vocational teachers and vocational counselors" shall be defined as any program approved by the state board of education which complies with chapter 180-78 WAC.

(2) "Vocational educator training" shall mean those vocational programs, courses, seminars and workshops offered for the purpose of vocational certification in compliance with chapter 180-85 WAC.

(3) "General safety" shall mean course work approved by the state board of education and/or its designee that is designed to provide skill and knowledge common to all vocational instructors in safety.

(4) "Specific safety requirements" shall mean completion of course work approved by the state board of education and/or its designee which is designed to provide the vocational instructor with the specific skill and knowledge of safety for the occupation he or she is to teach.

(5) "Learning period" shall mean the amount of time required prior to becoming gainfully employed at the journeyman or equivalent level in the occupation being taught. In any case, this shall be no less than one year.

(6) "Management experience" shall mean work as a supervisor, foreman or manager in the occupational area in which the person will instruct.

(7) "Occupational experience" shall mean paid or unpaid work experience in the career field to be taught.

(8) "One year of occupational experience" shall equal two thousand hours of employment.

(9) "Professional education" shall mean those programs, courses, seminars and workshops that are designed to improve teaching ability.

(10) "Professional experience" shall mean employment in vocational education in the discipline and/or specialty for which the application has been submitted.

(11) "Quarter hours or the equivalent" shall mean one quarter credit, two-thirds semester credit, ten clock hours or one hundred hours of occupational experience.

(12) "Technical education/upgrading" shall mean those vocational programs, courses, seminars and workshops which are designed to improve the skills and/or knowledge in the discipline in which the application is being made.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-003, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 78-10-003 (Order 11-78), 180-77-003, filed 9/7/78.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-12-056, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95)

WAC 180-77-031 Requirements for vocational certification of instructors who complete approved college/university programs. Candidates for certification through the completion of approved programs shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-75-081, 180-75-085 (1) and (2), and chapter 180-78 WAC.

(1) Initial.

(a) Candidates for the initial certificate shall hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university ((and shall have completed)) which includes a minimum of forty-five quarter hours of study in the specific vocational ((field)) subject area for which certification is sought.

(b) Candidates for the initial certificate shall demonstrate competency in one or more of the major categories of WAC 180-77A-170, Program area standards.

(c) Candidates for the initial certificate shall complete a state approved vocational teacher training program through a regionally accredited college or university which shall include completion of student teaching in the relevant vocational ((field)) subject area.

(((c))) (d) Candidates for the initial certificate shall ((also)) demonstrate competence in the general standards for all vocational-technical teacher certificate candidates pursuant to WAC 180-77A-165, which include but are not limited to knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) General and specific safety;

(ii) Vocational teaching methods;

(iii) Occupational analysis;

(iv) Course organization and curriculum design;

(v) Philosophy of vocational education;

(vi) Personal student development and leadership techniques.

((Provided, until such time as the state board of education establishes approved procedures for the demonstration of the above knowledge and skills, candidates shall complete a minimum of ten quarter hours of competency-based course work in the above areas.

(d))) (e) In addition, candidates for initial certification in diversified occupations or coordinator of work based learning shall demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills described in WAC 180-77A-180.

(f) Candidates for the initial certificate shall provide documentation of one year of paid occupational experience (two thousand hours) ((within the past six years)) in the specific vocational field for which certification is sought. If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than six years old, candidates must complete an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience.

(2) Initial renewal. Candidates for renewal of the initial certificate must complete three quarter hours of credit or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training in the subject ((matter)) area certified to teach since the initial certificate was issued or renewed.

(3) Continuing.

(a) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall have in addition to the requirements for the initial certificate at least nine quarter hours or ninety clock hours of vocational educator training in the vocational subject ((matter)) area to be certified completed subsequent to the conferral of the baccalaureate degree.

(b) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall provide as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the vocational subject ((matter)) area certified to teach with an authorized employer--i.e., school district(s) or skills center(s).

(4) Continuing certificate renewal.

(a) Candidates for renewal of the continuing certificate shall complete since the previous continuing certificate was issued one of the following:

(i) Six quarter hours or sixty clock hours of vocational educator training;

(ii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of technical education/upgrading;

(iii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three hundred hours of occupational experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-031, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-12-056, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95)

WAC 180-77-041 Requirements for vocational certification of instructors ((who do not complete approved college/university programs)) on the basis of business and industry work experience. Candidates for certification who have not completed approved programs set forth in WAC 180-77A-028 shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 180-75-081 and 180-75-085 (1) and (2).

(1) Initial.

(a) Candidates for the initial certificate shall provide documentation of three years (six thousand hours) of paid occupational experience in the specific vocational ((field)) subcategory for which certification is sought. One year (two thousand hours) must be within the past six years. If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than six years old, candidates must complete an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience.

(b) Candidates for the initial certificate shall ((also)) demonstrate competence in the general standards for all vocational-technical teacher certificate candidates pursuant to WAC 180-77A-165, which include but are not limited to knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) General and specific safety;

(ii) Vocational teaching methods;

(iii) Occupational analysis;

(iv) Course organization and curriculum design;

(v) Philosophy of vocational education;

(vi) Personal student development and leadership techniques((;)).

(((vii) School law;

(viii) Issues related to abuse as specified in WAC 180-78-165(3).))

(c) Provided, until such time as ((the state board of education establishes approved procedures for the demonstration of the above knowledge and skills)) two or more programs are approved by the SBE under WAC 180-77A-029, candidates shall complete a minimum of twenty-five quarter hours or two hundred fifty hours of vocational educator training and/or technical education/upgrading of which a minimum of ten quarter hours or one hundred clock hours of competency-based course work must be in the above areas.

(d) Candidates for the initial certificate shall also demonstrate knowledge and skills in the following areas:

(i) School law;

(ii) Issues related to abuse as specified in WAC 180-78-165(3).

(e) In addition, candidates for initial certification in diversified occupations or coordinator of work based learning shall demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills described in WAC 180-77A-180.

(2) Initial renewal. Candidates for renewal of the initial certificate must complete three quarter hours of credit or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training in the subject matter certified to teach since the initial certificate was issued or renewed.

(3) Continuing.

(a) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall have in addition to the requirements for the initial certificate at least nine quarter hours or ninety clock hours of vocational educator training in the vocational subject matter to be certified completed subsequent to the issuance of the initial certificate.

(b) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall provide as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the vocational subject matter certified to teach with an authorized employer--i.e., school district(s) or skills center(s).

(4) Continuing certificate renewal.

(a) Candidates for renewal of the continuing certificate shall complete since the previous continuing certificate was issued one of the following:

(i) Six quarter hours or sixty clock hours of vocational educator training;

(ii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of technical education/upgrading;

(iii) Three quarter hours or thirty clock hours of vocational educator training and three hundred hours of occupational experience.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-041, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-12-056, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95)

WAC 180-77-120 Out-of-state candidates. Out-of-state applicants shall be eligible for Washington vocational certificates if they meet the standards in chapter 180-77 WAC or as follows: Provided, That candidates who apply for a vocational certificate who have not successfully completed course work or an in-service program including a minimum of ten clock hours of instruction on issues of abuse, must complete such course work or in-service program as a condition of the issuance of a vocational certificate. The content of the course work or in-service program shall discuss the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention.

(1) Initial certificate. The initial certificate shall be issued by the superintendent of public instruction to a candidate who has two thousand hours of paid occupational experience and who meets one of the following:

(a) Qualifies under provisions of the interstate compact;

(b) Holds the appropriate degree and, if applicable, credit hours and/or licensing as set forth in this chapter and has completed a state-approved preparation program at a regionally accredited college or university in the professional field for which the certificate is to be issued and such additional professional fields as required by WAC 180-79-049;

(c) Holds an appropriate vocational certificate issued by another state and has practiced at the P-12 level in that respective role outside the state of Washington for three years and has completed the ten quarter hours of academic study as specified in WAC ((180-77-031)) 180-77-041 (1)(c).

(2) Continuing certificate. The continuing certificate shall be issued on verification that the candidate has met all requirements for initial and continuing certification in the state of Washington.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 95-12-056, 180-77-120, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.]

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