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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 1, 2006
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.
(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.