[Filed May 29, 2020, 1:53 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 20-08-014.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-78A-027 Waivers of clinical practice and coursework.
Hearing Location(s): On July 16, 2020, at 8 a.m., at Marriott Seattle Airport, SeaTac, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA 98188.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 16, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Professional Educator Standards Board, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236, email firstname.lastname@example.org, by 8:00 a.m., July 13, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), phone 360-725-6275, email email@example.com, by May 29 [June 26], 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Allows approved preparation program providers to review a candidate's learning and experience, and then waive or reduce the requisite clinical practice and coursework if they determine the candidate has the required knowledge and skills.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Schools have closed due to public health concerns, making it very challenging to complete clinical practice and coursework.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.410
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 28A.410
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: PESB, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Maren Johnson, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236, 360-725-6264; Implementation and Enforcement: PESB, P.O. Box 47236, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7236.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025
(3) as the rules relate only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party.
May 26, 2020
WAC 181-78A-027Waiver of clinical practice and course work by a preparation program provider.
(1) Based on review of current educational settings, and review of a candidate's previous course work, field experiences, work experiences, and alternative learning experiences, an educator preparation program provider may waive or reduce in length the required clinical practice, and/or waive required course work, if based on the review the provider determines that the candidate has the knowledge and skills to be otherwise gained from the required clinical practice or course work.
(2) Under this section, educator preparation program providers may waive or reduce in length the required clinical practice and/or course work through June 30, 2021.