WSR 09-08-078




[ Filed March 30, 2009, 11:19 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 08-08-101.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amending WAC 181-78A-500, rule governing the awarding of professional certification the [of] educators. The rule change adds school administrators to the professional certification preparation programs that education service districts may develop for approval. Educational service districts are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education these programs would now include school administrators.

Hearing Location(s): Maple Hall Auditorium, 1st and Commerce Street, LaConner, Washington 98257, on May 20, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 20, 2009.

Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, Legislative and Policy Coordinator, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by May 16, 2009.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by May 18, 2009, TTY (360) 664-3631 or (360) 725-6238.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Aligns administrator professional certification with teacher certification by authorizing education service districts to develop preparation programs.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Consistent with state policy for approving preparation programs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.

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: David Brenna, P.O. Box 42736 [47236], Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 725-6238.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed amendment does not have an impact on small business and therefore does not meet the requirements for a statement under RCW 19.85.030 (1) or (2).

A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting David Brenna, P.O. Box 47236, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-3631, e-mail

March 25, 2009

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-04-004, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07)

WAC 181-78A-500   Professional certificate program approval.   All professional certificate programs for teachers, principals/program administrators, and school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers shall be approved pursuant to the requirements in WAC 181-78A-520 through 181-78A-540. Only colleges/universities with professional educator standards board-approved residency certificate teacher, principals/program administrator, and school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker preparation programs. Educational service districts are eligible to apply for approval to offer teacher professional certificate programs or administrator professional certificate programs. Educational service districts are encouraged to partner with institutions of higher education, local school districts or consortia of school districts to provide teacher professional certificate programs or administrator professional certificate programs.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 07-04-004, 181-78A-500, filed 1/24/07, effective 2/24/07; 06-14-010, 181-78A-500, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-78A-500, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.401.010 [28A.410.010]. 04-21-038, 180-78A-500, filed 10/15/04, effective 11/15/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. 02-18-037, 180-78A-500, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305 [28A.305.130] (1) and (2). 00-13-064, 180-78A-500, filed 6/16/00, effective 7/17/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). 99-01-174, 180-78A-500, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]

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