Date of Adoption: October 26, 2001.
Purpose: This amendment removes the requirement for a primary endorsement in elementary education or middle level as a prerequisite for a supporting endorsement in library media.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-82-346 Library media -- All levels, supporting.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4).
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: This amendment increases access to the library media endorsement for individuals who hold certification with secondary level endorsements and addresses the shortage of qualified school librarians.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
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Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
October 30, 2001
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-04-008, filed 1/21/99, effective 2/21/99)
WAC 180-82-346 Library media -- All levels, supporting. In order to receive a supporting endorsement in library media, the candidate ((
shall have completed a primary endorsement in
elementary education or middle level,)) shall have completed a
state approved preparation program in library media which shall
be comprised of the appropriate pedagogy courses and field
experiences/internship, pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC, as well
as twenty-four quarter credit hours (sixteen semester credit
hours) in the subject areas below. Through the completion of
this course work and/or an alternative performance-based
assessment acceptable to the college/university, the candidate
shall have demonstrated knowledge and skills in the following
(1) Integration of information technologies with essential academic learnings.
(2) Needs assessment, evaluation, and selection of diverse literature, media (print, nonprint, and electronic), and information services for children and young adults.
(3) Understanding and utilization of existing and emerging information technologies.
(4) Social, ethical and legal implications of information technologies.
(5) Management of library media program-services and facilities.
(6) Theories and accepted principles of standardized systems of cataloguing, process, and classification.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-04-008, 180-82-346, filed 1/21/99, effective 2/21/99.]