WSR 11-01-039

EXPEDITED RULES

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

STANDARDS BOARD

[ Filed December 6, 2010, 2:45 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-82A-204 was amended in September 2010. Language consistency in two locations was required, but the filed rule change only reflected the one change. This proposal will have no effect other than to clarify.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO David Brenna, Professional Educator Standards Board, 600 Washington Street South, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504 , AND RECEIVED BY February 23, 2011.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Finalizes board action.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Technical language edits.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A-410 [28A.410] RCW.

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: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA, (360) 725-6238.

December 6, 2010

David Brenna

Legislative and

Policy Coordinator

OTS-3815.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-23-076, filed 11/15/10, effective 12/16/10)

WAC 181-82A-204   Endorsement requirements.   (1) Candidates completing endorsements required to obtain a residency certificate, shall complete college/university teacher preparation programs approved by the professional educator standards board pursuant to chapter 181-78A WAC, which include 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.

(2) In order to add an additional endorsement, the candidate shall:

(a) Have completed a state-approved endorsement program which includes methodology (see WAC 181-78A-264(5)) and addresses all endorsement-specific competencies adopted and published by the professional educator standards board. The requirement for field experience shall be at the discretion of the college/university. Provided, that in cases where programs require a field experience/internship, the colleges/universities should make every attempt to allow the individual to complete field-based requirements for the endorsement within the confines of the individual's teaching schedule; or

(b) Achieve National Board certification in a Washington teaching endorsement area and hold a valid National Board certificate; or

(c) Pass the subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board for the certificate endorsement being sought. The instructional methodology and content-related skills of the desired subject endorsement must be compatible with one or more of the current endorsement(s) on the applicant's teacher certificate, per the list of Pathway 1 endorsements adopted and published by the professional educator standards board. The applicant must document a minimum of ninety days teaching experience as a teacher via full-time, part-time, or substitute experience, in a public or state approved private school, or state agency providing educational services for students, ((in)) while holding the endorsement area that is compatible in instructional methodology and content-related skills to the Pathway 1 endorsement; or

(d)(i) Pass the subject knowledge test approved by the professional educator standards board for the certificate endorsement being sought and successfully meet all eligibility criteria and process requirements for Pathway 2 endorsements as adopted and published by the professional educator standards board. The desired subject endorsement must be identified as a Pathway 2 endorsement for one or more of the current endorsement(s) on the applicant's teacher certificate, per the list of Pathway 2 endorsements adopted and published by the professional educator standards board. The applicant must document a minimum of ninety days teaching experience as a teacher via full-time, part-time, or substitute experience, in a public or state approved private school, or state agency providing educational services for students, while holding the endorsement area that is compatible in instructional methodology and content-related skills to the Pathway 2 endorsement.

The ninety day teaching requirement is waived per RCW 28A.660.045 for individuals having an elementary education certificate but who are not employed in positions requiring an elementary education certificate and pursuing an endorsement in middle level mathematics or science.

(ii) Teacher preparation programs that offer Pathway 2 endorsement programs shall follow process steps as adopted by the professional educator standards board and published by the superintendent of public instruction to verify successful completion of the Pathway 2 process and to recommend adding the endorsement to the applicant's teacher certificate.

(3) 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 endorsement area.

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

(5) 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 endorsement program.

(6) 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 subject area endorsement.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 10-23-076, 181-82A-204, filed 11/15/10, effective 12/16/10; 10-16-016, 181-82A-204, filed 7/22/10, effective 8/22/10; 09-12-057 and 09-22-052, 181-82A-204, filed 5/28/09 and 10/29/09, effective 6/28/09 and 11/29/09; 06-14-010, 181-82A-204, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as 181-82A-204, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130. 04-23-007, 180-82A-204, filed 11/4/04, effective 12/5/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 03-14-114, 180-82A-204, filed 6/30/03, effective 7/31/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.410 RCW and RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). 02-04-013, 180-82A-204, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02.]

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