[Filed April 5, 2022, 4:22 p.m.]
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 22-04-100.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 181-79A-132 Dual endorsement requirement.
Hearing Location(s): On May 19, 2022, at 8:00 a.m., at The Hampton Inn, 486 Bradley Boulevard, Richland, WA 99352. Exact meeting location and a link to listen to the meeting virtually will be available several weeks prior to the meeting. More information regarding this can be found on our website https://www.pesb.wa.gov/about-us/board-meetings/.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 19, 2022.
Submit Written Comments to: Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, email pesb.k12.wa.us, by 8:00 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2022.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact PESB, phone 360-725-6275, email pesbk12.wa.us, by 8:00 a.m., Thursday, May 5, 2022.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amend the dual endorsement requirement to remove special education and early childhood special education from the list of endorsements that require a second endorsement. These endorsements would no longer require a second endorsement to obtain a teaching certificate.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Increase access to the special education and early childhood special education endorsements by removing barriers to obtain these endorsements.
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: Sophia Keskey, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, 360-890-5814; Implementation: Jisu Ryu, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, 360-867-8510; and Enforcement: Erica Hernandez-Scott, 600 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504, 360-890-2443.
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 adopt, amend, or repeal a procedure, practice, or requirement relating to agency hearings; or a filing or related process requirement for applying to an agency for a license or permit.
April 5, 2022
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 18-08-025, filed 3/26/18, effective 4/26/18)
WAC 181-79A-132Dual 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, 2019, must earn and/or hold a second endorsement in another endorsement area that may be earned at the preresidency level. ((Special education, early childhood special education,))Bilingual education, English language learner, and traffic safety do not qualify as the other endorsement area. Provided, that individuals applying for a Washington state teacher certificate that have completed an out-of-state teacher preparation program may have two years in which to add the second endorsement.