WSR 04-18-105

PROPOSED RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed September 1, 2004, 9:31 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 04-08-056.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 180-82A-204 Endorsement requirements.

Hearing Location(s): Northwest Educational Service District 189, 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221, on October 20, 2004, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 22, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Larry Davis, Executive Director, P.O. Box 47206, Olympia, WA 98504-7206, e-mail ldavis@ospi.wednet.edu, fax (360) 586-2357, by October 6, 2004.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laura Moore, Executive Assistant, by October 6, 2004, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6025.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed amendment will add Pathway 2 which involves classroom-based observation-demonstration of competencies for those endorsements that differ in instructional methodology from those currently held.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: See Purpose above.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130.

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

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: See Purpose above.

Name of Proponent: State Board of Education, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Larry Davis, State Board of Education, Olympia, Washington, (360) 725-6025.

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

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. Not applicable.

August 31, 2004

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-7536.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-14-114, filed 6/30/03, effective 7/31/03)

WAC 180-82A-204   Endorsement requirements.   (1) Candidates completing endorsements required to obtain a residency certificate, shall complete college/university teacher preparation programs approved by the state board of education pursuant to chapter 180-78A WAC, which include methodology (see WAC 180-78A-264(5)) and field experience/internship (see WAC 180-78A-264(6)) and pursuant to endorsement program approval requirements in this chapter.

(2) In order to add an additional endorsement, the candidate shall:

(a) Have completed a state-approved endorsement program which includes methodology (see WAC 180-78A-264(5)) and addresses all endorsement-specific competencies adopted by the state board of education and published by the superintendent of public instruction. The requirement for field experience shall be at the discretion of the college/university. Provided, that in cases where programs require a field experience/internship, the colleges/universities should make every attempt to allow the individual to complete field-based requirements for the endorsement within the confines of the individual's teaching schedule; or

(b) Achieve National Board certification in a Washington teaching endorsement area and hold a valid National Board certificate; or

(c) Pass the subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board for the certificate endorsement being sought. The instructional methodology and content-related skills of the desired subject endorsement must be compatible with one or more of the current endorsement(s) on the applicant's teacher certificate, per the list of Pathway 1 endorsements adopted by the state board of education and published by the superintendent of public instruction. The applicant must document a minimum of ninety days teaching experience, in a public or state approved private school, or state agency providing educational services for students, in the endorsement area that is compatible in instructional methodology and content-related skills to the Pathway 1 endorsement; or

(d)(i) Pass the subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board for the certificate endorsement being sought and successfully meet all eligibility criteria and process requirements for Pathway 2 endorsements as adopted by the state board of education and published by the superintendent of public instruction. The desired subject endorsement must be identified as a Pathway 2 endorsement for one or more of the current endorsement(s) on the applicant's teacher certificate, per the list of Pathway 2 endorsements adopted by the state board of education and published by the superintendent of public instruction.

(ii) Teacher preparation programs that offer Pathway 2 endorsement programs shall follow process steps as adopted by the state board of education and published by the superintendent of public instruction to verify successful completion of the Pathway 2 process and to recommend adding the endorsement to the applicant's teacher certificate.

(3) Candidates from out-of-state shall be required to present verification that they completed a state-approved program (equivalent to a major) in a Washington endorsement area.

(4) Course work used to meet endorsement requirements must be completed through a regionally accredited college/university.

(5) Only course work in which an individual received a grade of C (2.0) or higher or a grade of pass on a pass-fail system of grading shall be counted toward the course work required for the approved endorsement program.

(6) Nothing within this chapter precludes a college or university from adopting additional requirements as conditions for recommendation, by such college or university, to the superintendent of public instruction for a particular subject area endorsement.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-14-114, 180-82A-204, filed 6/30/03, effective 7/31/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.410 RCW and RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-013, 180-82A-204, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02.]

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