WSR 03-14-111



[ Filed June 30, 2003, 4:35 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-09-085.

Title of Rule: WAC 180-78A-264(10) Approval standard -- Program design.

Purpose: The purpose of this rule is to establish the use of the pedagogy instrument as a requirement for verification of program completion for teacher candidates.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Summary: See Purpose above.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, (360) 725-6024.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: See Purpose above.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Purpose above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Not applicable.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Not applicable.

Hearing Location: Centralia School District, 2320 Borst Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531-0610, on August 20 at 8:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by August 6, 2003, TDD (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6027.

Submit Written Comments to: Rules Coordinator, State Board of Education, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, fax (360) 586-2357, by August 6, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 22, 2003.

June 30, 2003

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-04-014, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02)

WAC 180-78A-264   Approval standard -- Program design.   Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the program design standard of WAC 180-78A-220(4):

(1) The conceptual framework establishes the shared vision for the unit's efforts in preparing educators to work effectively in P-12 schools. It provides the basis for coherence among curriculum, instruction, field experiences, clinical practice, assessment, and evaluation. The conceptual framework is based on current research and best practice, is cohesive and integrated, supports the state's student learning goals and for teacher preparation programs, and reflects the essential academic learning requirements. The conceptual framework reflects the unit's commitment to preparing candidates to support learning for all students and the unit's commitment to preparing candidates who are able to use educational technology to help all students learn.

(2) Candidates who demonstrate potential for acquiring the content and pedagogical knowledge and skills for success as educators in schools are recruited, admitted, and retained (see WAC 180-78A-200 Candidate admission policies). These candidates include members from under represented groups.

(3) Programs shall assure that candidates are provided with opportunities to learn the pedagogical and professional knowledge and skills required for the particular certificate, and for teacher preparation programs, the competencies for endorsement areas.

(4) A set of learner expectations for program completion are identified and published.

(5)(a) The unit and its school partners design, implement, and evaluate field experiences and clinical practices so that candidates develop and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to help all students learn. Provided, That candidates for an administrator certificate shall complete an internship pursuant to WAC 180-78A-325, candidates for a school psychologist certificate shall complete an internship pursuant to WAC 180-78A-317, and candidates for a school counselor certificate shall complete an internship pursuant to WAC 180-78A-315.

(b) Field experiences are integrated throughout the preparation program and occur in settings with students representing diverse populations.

(c) Clinical practice is sufficiently extensive and intensive for candidates to demonstrate competence in the professional roles for which they are preparing.

(6) The preparing institution shall assure that candidates are provided with appropriate course work and experiences in teaching methods for each endorsement area. The methods should include:

(a) Instructional strategies.

(b) Curriculum frameworks (essential academic learning requirements).

(c) Assessment strategies, including performance-based measurements of student work.

(d) Unit/lesson planning.

(7) Entry and exit criteria exist for candidates in clinical practice.

(8) Programs reflect ongoing collaboration with P-12 schools.

(9) Candidates for a teacher certificate shall hold/obtain a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university pursuant to WAC 180-79A-030(5).

(10) Candidates for a residency certificate shall meet all standards on the pedagogy assessment adopted by the state board of education and published by the office of the superintendent of public instruction. Provided, that an institution may use this tool to assess and make decisions regarding the candidate's performance until August 31, 2004. As of September 1, 2004, passing scores on the pedagogy assessment will be required in order for the institution to verify completion of an approved teacher preparation program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-014, 180-78A-264, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010, 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). 01-03-153, 180-78A-264, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01; 99-23-023, 180-78A-264, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-264, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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