WSR 14-15-034
[Filed July 9, 2014, 2:16 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 13-18-015.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: New WAC 181-79A-132 requires teachers holding an endorsement in special education, early childhood special education, English language learners or bilingual also hold a second endorsement in a different area.
Hearing Location(s): Doubletree by Hilton, Spokane City Center, 322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA 99201, on September 18, 2014, at 8:30.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 18, 2014.
Submit Written Comments to: David Brenna, 600 Washington Street, Room 400, Olympia, WA 98504, e-mail, fax (360) 586-4548, by September 11, 2014.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact David Brenna by September 11, 2014, (360) 725-6238.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Endorsements in special education and English learners are demonstrations of a teacher's competencies in working with the characteristics of a student. Content expertise is required for teachers to be properly assigned to courses, regardless of the characteristics of the student. The rule change requires future certificates issued include a content endorsement in addition to the student characteristic endorsement.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
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, 600 Washington Street, Olympia, WA 98504, phone (360) 725-6238, fax (360) 586-4548, e-mail
July 9, 2014
David Brenna
Senior Policy Analyst
WAC 181-79A-132 Dual endorsement requirement.
Per WAC 181-82A-215, all teachers are required to hold at least one endorsement, provided, a teacher who obtains a special education, early childhood special education, bilingual education, or English language learner endorsement after September 1, 2016, must earn and/or hold a second endorsement in another endorsement area. Special education, early childhood special education, bilingual education, English language learner, and traffic safety do not qualify as the other endorsement area.