WSR 06-16-140




[ Filed August 2, 2006, 11:34 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-05-063.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New WAC 181-82A-207 Specialty endorsements and 181-82A-208 Specialty endorsement requirements.

Hearing Location(s): Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662, on September 20, 2006, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 20, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504-7236, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by September 8, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nasue Nishida by September 8, 2006, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To comply with RCW 28A.410.225 to create a deaf education endorsement. This proposal will add new sections WAC 181-82A-207 and 181-82A-208, creating a deaf education specialty endorsement.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Comply with RCW 28A.410.225.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 28A.410.225.

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

Name of Proponent: Professional educator standards board, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Nasue Nishida, 600 South Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule making does not have impact on small business.

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Nasue Nishida, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail

August 1, 2006

Nasue Nishida

Policy and Research Analyst


WAC 181-82A-207   Specialty endorsements.   The following specialty endorsements may be added to an existing endorsed continuing residency or professional teaching certificate: Deaf education.


WAC 181-28A-208   Specialty endorsement requirements.   (1) Candidates completing specialty endorsements shall complete the following:

(a) A college/university teacher specialty endorsement program approved by the professional educator standards board pursuant to chapter 181-78A WAC, which includes methodology (see WAC 181-78A-264(5)) and field experience/internship (see WAC 181-78A-264(6)) and pursuant to endorsement program approval requirements in this chapter; and

(b) Pass the subject knowledge test for the specialty endorsement approved by the professional educator standards board.

(2) 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 state specialty endorsement area.

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

(4) 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 specialty endorsement program.

(5) 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 specialty endorsement area.


Reviser's note: The section above appears as filed by the agency pursuant to RCW 34.08.040; however, the reference to WAC 181-28A-208 is probably intended to be WAC 181-82A-208.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office