WSR 03-23-033



[ Filed November 12, 2003, 12:07 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-10-016 [03-10-076].

Title of Rule: WAC 180-79A-257 Out-of-state candidates.

Purpose: Amendments to this rule will require individuals applying from out-of-state for a Washington residency teacher certificate to meet all requirements for the residency certificate including testing requirements. They will also require individuals from out-of-state applying for a professional teacher certificate to meet all requirements for the residency certificate including all testing requirements.

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: Olympia School District Administration Building, 1113 Legion Way S.E., Olympia, WA 98501-1967, on January 15, 2004, at 8:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore by January 2, 2004, 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 January 2, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 16, 2004.

November 2, 2003

Larry Davis

Executive Director


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-18-043, filed 8/29/01, effective 9/29/01)

WAC 180-79A-257   Out-of-state candidates.   Candidates for certification from other states who meet the general certificate requirements described in WAC 180-79A-150 (1) and (2) shall be eligible for Washington certificates as follows:

(1) Initial and residency certificates. The initial certificate (residency certificate for teachers after August 31, 2000,) shall be issued by the superintendent of public instruction to any candidate who meets requirements for the residency certificate including testing requirements as described in RCW 28A.410.220, 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 180-79A-150(4).

(c) Provided, That if a candidate for administrator or educational staff associate certification does not meet the qualifications described in (a) or (b) of this subsection, an initial/residency certificate shall be issued to a candidate who holds an appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and also holds or has held a certificate in the role, comparable to an initial/residency 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.

(d) Provided further, That if a candidate for a teacher's certificate would qualify under (b) of this subsection, but for the fact that he or she has completed an approved teacher preparation program in a subject area that is not listed in chapter 180-82 WAC as a Washington endorsement, the candidate shall be issued a certificate that bears the out-of-state area of program preparation. It shall be noted on the certificate so issued that the subject area listed is not a Washington state endorsement.

(e) Holds an appropriate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and has practiced three years as an educational staff associate in that role in a state where such certificate was not required.

(f) Holds a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB) after December 31, 1991, and applies for an initial educational staff associated school psychologist certificate.

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

(3) Professional certificate. After August 31, 2000, the professional certificate shall be issued to out-of-state candidates if the candidate meets requirements for the residency certificate including testing requirements as described in RCW 28A.410.220, meets the child abuse course work requirement as described in WAC 180-79A-206 (3)(b), and if one of the following conditions is met:

(a) The candidate has completed an advanced level certification procedure approved by the state board of education as equivalent to the approved program procedure required in Washington; or

(b) The candidate holds a valid teaching certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; or

(c) A Washington state college or university with an approved professional certificate program verifies that the candidate has met all the requirements of that institution's approved program. The college/university shall evaluate the candidate's background to determine whether or not course work or certification activities are equivalent to that college/university's approved program.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 01-18-043, 180-79A-257, filed 8/29/01, effective 9/29/01; 01-13-108, 180-79A-257, filed 6/20/01, effective 7/21/01; 00-23-005, 180-79A-257, filed 11/2/00, effective 12/3/00; 00-03-048, 180-79A-257, filed 1/14/00, effective 2/14/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-79A-257, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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