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The following definitions shall apply to terms used in this chapter:
(1) The terms, "program approval," "endorsement," "interstate compact," "college or university," and "regionally accredited institution of higher education," as defined in WAC 180-78-010
shall apply to the provisions of this chapter.
(2) "Certificate" means the license issued by the superintendent of public instruction to teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates verifying that the individual has met the requirements set forth in this chapter.
(3) "Certificate renewal" means the process whereby the validity of a certificate, subject to expiration, is extended.
(4) "Certificate reinstatement" means the process whereby the validity of an expired certificate is regained.
(5) "Lapsed certificate" means a residency certificate that is subject to the timelines and renewal described under WAC 181-79A-251
(6) "Expired certificate" means a teacher certificate that can only be reinstated under WAC 181-79A-251
(7) "Classroom teaching" means instructing pupils in an instructional setting.
(8) "Approved baccalaureate degree" for the purpose of this chapter, means a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited college or university in any of the subject areas of the endorsement listed in chapter 181-82
WAC as now or hereafter amended: Provided, That if a candidate is accepted into a program in Washington state on or before August 31, 2000, and completes the program on or before August 31, 2003, in accordance with WAC 181-79A-299
, the candidate may hold a baccalaureate degree in any of the subject areas of the endorsements listed in WAC 181-79A-302
. Such degrees shall require the completion of at least forty-five quarter hours (thirty semester hours) of course work in the subject area: Provided, That a candidate who holds a baccalaureate degree in another academic field will not be required to obtain a second baccalaureate degree if the candidate provides evidence to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she has completed the required forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours of course work in one of the subject areas of the endorsements listed in chapter 181-82
WAC: Provided further, That a candidate who holds a baccalaureate degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or special education will not be required to obtain a second baccalaureate degree if the candidate provides evidence to the superintendent of public instruction that he or she has completed thirty quarter or twenty semester credit hours in one academic field in an approved endorsement area pursuant to WAC 181-82A-202
(9) "Issues of abuse course work requirement" means completion of course work or an in-service program on issues of abuse. The content shall discuss the identification of physical, emotional, sexual, and substance abuse, information on the impact of abuse on the behavior and learning abilities of students, discussion of the responsibilities of a teacher to report abuse or provide assistance to students who are victims of abuse, and methods for teaching students about abuse of all types and their prevention. Additionally, content areas identified by the legislature in RCW 28A.410.035
shall be required in the issues of abuse course, including exploitation of minors and suicide prevention.
(10) "Approved master's degree" for the purpose of this chapter, means a master's or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
(11) "Credit hour(s)" means credit (normally 100 level or above) awarded by a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
(12) "Previous standards" means a certification system in place prior to a revision in rules that results in changed names and/or validity periods for the certificates issued.
(13) "Application for certification" means an application for a certificate or endorsement that includes a signed affidavit (as specified in WAC 181-79A-157
) by the applicant. Such application shall be considered valid for two years from the date of receipt by the superintendent of public instruction, or its designee.
(14) "Professional growth team" for the purpose of renewal of the professional certificate, means a team comprised of the individual renewing the certificate and a minimum of one colleague, who holds a current educator certificate, chosen by the individual.
(15) "Professional growth plan."
(a) Teacher individualized professional growth plan means the document which identifies the specific competencies, knowledge, skills and experiences needed to meet the standards at the "career level" benchmarks as published by the professional educator standards board.
(b) Principal/program administrator individualized professional growth plan means the document which identifies the specific competencies, knowledge, skills and experiences needed to meet the standards at the "career level" benchmarks set forth in WAC 181-78A-540
(c) ESA individualized professional growth plan means the document which identifies the specific competencies, knowledge, skills and experiences needed to meet the standards and career level benchmarks set forth in WAC 181-78A-540
(16) "A positive impact on student learning" means that a teacher through instruction and assessment has been able to document students' increased knowledge and/or demonstration of a skill or skills related to the state goals and/or essential academic learning requirements: Provided, That teachers employed by private schools who are candidates for the professional teaching certificate shall document students' increased knowledge and/or demonstration of a skill or skills related to either:
(a) The state goals or essential academic learning requirements; or
(b) Such alternative learning goals as the private school has established.
(17) "Professional certificate support provider" means any organization or institution operating training or consulting services as a public entity or private company holding an appropriate business license.
(18) "Approved private school" means any organization of institution providing educational services to children including, but not limited to, approved private schools, state institutions, juvenile institutions, nonpublic agencies providing special education services, development centers, and bureau of Indian affairs schools.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210
. WSR 14-24-057, § 181-79A-030, filed 11/25/14, effective 12/26/14; WSR 13-20-026, § 181-79A-030, filed 9/23/13, effective 10/24/13; WSR 12-18-005, § 181-79A-030, filed 8/23/12, effective 9/23/12; WSR 10-16-124, § 181-79A-030, filed 8/3/10, effective 9/3/10; WSR 09-20-088, § 181-79A-030, filed 10/6/09, effective 11/6/09; WSR 06-14-010, § 181-79A-030, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. WSR 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-79A-030, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010
. WSR 05-04-055, § 180-79A-030, filed 1/28/05, effective 2/28/05; WSR 04-04-011, § 180-79A-030, filed 1/23/04, effective 2/23/04; WSR 02-04-015, § 180-79A-030, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010
(1) and (2). WSR 01-03-153, § 180-79A-030, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01; WSR 99-23-023, § 180-79A-030, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130
(1) and (2), 28A.410.010
(4). WSR 99-01-174, § 180-79A-030, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]