Beginning September 1, 2010, all educator preparation programs approved or authorized by the professional educator standards board or programs approved in other states operating field experiences in Washington state shall establish and maintain field placement agreements with all Washington school districts in which candidates are placed for field experiences leading to certification or endorsement.
Each field placement agreement shall include, but not be limited to:
(1) Assurances that:
(a) Fingerprint and character clearance under RCW 28A.410.010
must be current at all times during the field experience for candidates who do not hold a valid Washington certificate; and
(b) Candidates will not be placed in settings in which personal relationships or previous experiences could interfere with objective evaluation of candidates.
(2) Qualifications of the proposed site supervisor for each site and qualifications of each school's cooperating educator/administrator;
(3) Clear description by institution of duties and responsibilities of site supervisor and cooperating educator/administrator;
(4) Anticipated length and nature of field experience;
(5) Signatures from district representative.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 11-23-073, § 181-78A-125, filed 11/15/11, effective 12/16/11; 09-24-047, § 181-78A-125, filed 11/24/09, effective 12/25/09.]