STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
[Filed December 8, 1997, 11:17 a.m.]
Date of Adoption: November 21, 1997.
Purpose: Allows individuals with vocational teacher certificates to meet the teachers' certificate requirement for the principal's certificate.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-79A-150.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-20-148 on October 1, 1997.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective
WAC 180-79A-150 General requirements--Teachers, administrators, educational staff associates. The following requirements are to be met by candidates for certification as teachers including vocational teachers, administrators, or educational staff associates:
(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, or vocational certificate must give evidence of good moral character and personal fitness as specified in WAC 180-79A-122 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 180-79A and 180-77 WAC or have qualified under WAC 180-79A-205.
(4) Approved preparation program. Applicants for certification as
teachers, administrators, school counselors, school psychologists and
school social workers, except as otherwise provided in WAC 180-79A-205,
180-79A-230, 180-79A-236, and 180-79A-241 and in chapter 180-77 WAC, in
order to be certified within the state of Washington shall have completed
a state approved college/university preparation program in the
professional field for which certification is to be issued. In addition,
candidates for principal's certificates must hold a valid teacher's
certificate, excluding certificates issued under WAC 180-79A-230, 180-79A-236, or 180-79A-241 ((
or chapter 180-77 WAC)), or comparable out-of-state certificates. Candidates for superintendent's certificates must
hold a valid teacher, educational staff associate, or program
administrator certificate; excluding certificates issued under WAC 180-79A-230, 180-79A-236, or 180-79A-241 (( or chapter 180-77 WAC)), or
comparable out-of-state certificates.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, 180-79A-150, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]