WSR 04-20-094

PERMANENT RULES

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


[ Filed October 5, 2004, 2:41 p.m. , effective November 5, 2004 ]


Purpose: WAC 180-85-025, to clarify the language that identifies the situations in which an individual can earn continuing education credit hours; and WAC 180-85-033, to allow individuals serving as supervisors to earn continuing education credit hours for maintenance of the professional and continuing certificates and to allow teachers who complete an assessment and obtain a national board teaching certificate to obtain continuing education credit hours for their efforts.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 180-85-025 and 180-85-033.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.010.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-15-112 on July 20, 2004.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 27, 2004.

October 5, 2004

Larry Davis

Executive Director

OTS-7344.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-18-050, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02)

WAC 180-85-025   Continuing education -- Definition.   As used in this chapter, the term "continuing education" shall mean:

(1) All college and/or university credit, normally 100 level or higher, awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education, pursuant to WAC 180-78-010(6).

(2) All continuing education credit hours awarded by a vocational-technical college pursuant to WAC 180-85-030(3) and all continuing education credit hours awarded in conformance with the in-service education procedures and standards specified in this chapter by an approved in-service education agency.

(3) All continuing education credit hours awarded through a business, industry, or government internship that meets the requirements of chapter 180-83 WAC.

(4) All continuing education credit hours awarded ((through membership on a professional growth team)) in conformance with WAC 180-85-033.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-18-050, 180-85-025, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02; 97-04-086, 180-85-025, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.415.025. 96-08-013, 180-85-025, filed 3/25/96, effective 4/25/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 94-01-104, 180-85-025, filed 12/16/93, effective 1/16/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.70.005. 89-01-043 (Order 28-88), 180-85-025, filed 12/14/88; 86-13-018 (Order 8-86), 180-85-025, filed 6/10/86.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-18-050, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02)

WAC 180-85-033   Continuing education credit hour -- Definition -- Professional growth team consultation and collaboration -- School accreditation site visit team participation -- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessment -- Supervisors.   (1) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for consultation and collaboration as a member of an approved professional growth team, as defined by WAC 180-78A-010 and 180-78A-505, members of a professional growth team, excluding the candidate, shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours. The team member may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours, as defined by this section, during a calendar year period.

(2) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for serving on a school accreditation site visit team. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

(3)(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students or the superintendent of public instruction, a person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for service as a supervisor. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.

(b) The term "supervisor" shall mean individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students, or the office of superintendent of public instruction for supervising the training of teacher interns, administrative interns, educational staff associate interns, and paraprofessionals.

(4) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 shall receive the equivalent of forty-five continuing education credit hours for completion of an assessment process as part of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certificate application. Upon achieving National Board certification, the individual shall receive the equivalent of an additional forty-five continuing education credit hours for a total of ninety continuing education credit hours per National Board certificate.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 02-18-050, 180-85-033, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]

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