Date of Adoption: September 4, 2003.
Purpose: The purpose of this amendment was to repeal WAC 180-79A-308(1), eliminating the possibility for an individual to add an endorsement to a teaching certificate by obtaining a satisfactory score on the graduate record examination (GRE). Repeal of this amendment also aligns the language for obtaining an additional endorsement with other WAC language currently in place.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 180-79A-308(1).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-14-112 on June 30, 2003.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 1.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making:
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Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
September 5, 2003
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 97-04-088, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97)
WAC 180-79A-308 Endorsement by examination. In lieu of completing the required number of credit hours and the essential areas of study, or any portion of such requirements, individuals may add endorsements to an initial or continuing teaching certificate by examination in one of the following ways:
(1) An individual may add an endorsement to a teaching
certificate by obtaining a score of not less than one-half
standard deviation below the mean on a graduate record
examination in the subject matter area for which endorsement
(2))) Washington colleges and universities with an approved preparation program for teachers may waive all or any portion of the requirement for a particular endorsement and recommend the candidate to the superintendent of public instruction for the particular endorsement if the following conditions are met:
(a))) (1) The candidate is required to demonstrate
subject matter competency for all or a portion of the
requirement waived through passage of one or more written
(b))) (2) In the case of waiver of an essential area of
study, a faculty member regularly responsible for teaching a
course which covers that essential area of study must attest
to the fact that the proposed examination is of sufficient
scope and depth to evaluate the candidate's knowledge of the
essential area of study.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 97-04-088, § 180-79A-308, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97.]