PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 181-78A WAC, Teacher preparation programs, higher education programs standards, criteria, infrastructure and timelines for approval.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 28A.210.410, 28A.305.130, 28A.410.010, and 28A.150.220.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The professional educator standards board (PESB) is responsible for teacher certification and preparation programs. The legislature continually directs the activities of teacher preparation and qualifications. Rule-making authority is granted to the PESB for TITLE 181 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. PESB meeting[s] are open to the public and regularly scheduled. The calendar of meetings is announced on the web site www.PESB.wa.gov.
January 8, 2010