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WAC 181-78A-105

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Procedures for initial approval of an educator preparation program.

Each institution or organization desiring to establish a preparation program shall comply with the following:
(1) Submit a form declaring an intent to offer a new educator certification program.
(a) The declaration of intent will be posted on the professional educator standards board web site as public notice.
(b) The program will be contacted to begin the preproposal.
(2) Develop a written plan which addresses all preproposal components published by the professional educator standards board.
(a) Submit such plan to the designated official of the professional educator standards board for review and comment.
(b) After the designated official verifies the preproposal is complete, the preproposal will be brought to the professional educator standards board.
(3) The institution or organization may be granted approval for full proposal development or denied approval of the preproposal.
(a) If denied, the institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon suggestions of the professional educator standards board.
(b) If the preproposal is approved, the institution or organization shall comply with the following:
(i) Establish the appropriate professional education advisory board pursuant to WAC 181-78A-205;
(ii) Develop with assistance of the professional education advisory board a written plan which addresses all final proposal components including:
(A) How the professional education advisory board was involved in program development, including a letter of support; and
(B) Letters of support from partner districts and/or agencies.
(iii) Present the written plan to the professional educator standards board.
(4) The program may be approved in a specific location(s) for a period of up to twenty-seven months following the beginning of instruction. The institution or organization shall notify the professional educator standards board when instruction has begun.
If approval is denied, the institution or organization may resubmit its plan based upon the suggestions of the professional educator standards board.
(5) Prior to the expiration of approval, staff of the professional educator standards board shall conduct a site visit to determine if the program is in full compliance with the program approval standards; provided that an institution with an approved residency principal program which adds an approved program administrator program is not required to have a site visit of the program administrator program until the next regularly scheduled site visit of that institution.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 12-20-030, § 181-78A-105, filed 9/27/12, effective 10/28/12; WSR 11-15-049, § 181-78A-105, filed 7/15/11, effective 8/15/11; WSR 11-01-047, § 181-78A-105, filed 12/7/10, effective 1/7/11; WSR 10-08-015, § 181-78A-105, filed 3/29/10, effective 4/29/10; WSR 09-20-109, § 181-78A-105, filed 10/7/09, effective 11/7/09; WSR 06-24-082, § 181-78A-105, filed 12/5/06, effective 1/5/07; WSR 06-14-010, § 181-78A-105, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. WSR 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-78A-105, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). WSR 99-01-174, § 180-78A-105, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]