Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 181-82A-208 amended to permit a national certification a [and] meeting the requirements for the orientation and mobility endorsement.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 181-82A-208.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 28A.410.210.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-07-053 on March 17, 2011.
Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: Board eliminated option to obtain endorsement by attending program, accepting only the national certificate.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: May 5, 2011.
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-17-015, filed 8/5/10, effective 9/5/10)
WAC 181-82A-208 Specialty endorsements. The following specialty endorsements may be added to an existing endorsed teaching certificate:
(1) Deaf education (per RCW 28A.410.225).
(a) This specialty endorsement is required for teachers who will be working almost exclusively with students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
(b) Program requirements are waived and this specialty endorsement granted if a candidate possesses a baccalaureate or master's degree in deaf education from a teacher training program approved by the council on education of the deaf.
(2) Environmental and sustainability education.
(3) Teacher of the visually impaired.
(4) Orientation and mobility teacher. Program requirements are waived and this specialty endorsement granted if a teacher possesses an orientation and mobility specialist certificate from the academy for certification of vision rehabilitation and education professionals.
(5) Gifted education.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 10-17-015, § 181-82A-208, filed 8/5/10, effective 9/5/10; 09-12-087, § 181-82A-208, filed 6/1/09, effective 7/2/09; 06-20-063, § 181-82A-208, filed 9/29/06, effective 10/30/06.]