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WAC 181-78A-261

Approval standard—Program resources and governance.

Building on the mission to prepare educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning, the unit has the leadership, authority, budget, personnel, facilities, and resources, including information technology resources, for the preparation of candidates to meet state standards. The following evidence shall be evaluated to determine whether each preparation program is in compliance with the resources program approval standard of WAC 181-78A-220(3):
Program leadership, authority and budget
(1) A separate administrative unit is responsible for the composition and organization of the preparation program.
(a) An officially designated administrator is responsible for the management of operations and resources for the preparation program.
(b) Budgetary allocations are sufficient for the program to assure that candidates meet state standards.
(2) The program has adequate personnel to promote teaching and learning.
(a) Workload policies allow program personnel to effectively perform their assigned responsibilities within the program.
(b) Specific program personnel are assigned the responsibility of advising applicants for certification and endorsements and for maintaining certification records.
(c) The program has adequate field supervisors and other support personnel.
Faculty qualifications and professional practices
(3) Faculty are qualified and exemplify professional practices.
(a) Faculty are qualified for their assignments by virtue of education, experience and current understanding of research and best practices.
(b) Faculty exemplify professional practices in teaching.
Faculty performance and professional development
(4) The program systematically and comprehensively evaluates faculty performance and supports professional development.
(a) The faculty evaluate their own effectiveness in achieving program goals.
(b) The program evaluates faculty effectiveness in teaching and learning.
(c) The program provides opportunity for faculty to engage in professional development.
Program facilities and resources
(5) The program has adequate facilities and resources to promote teaching and learning.
(a) The program has the necessary classrooms, lab space, office space, and/or other facilities.
(b) The program has technology, library, curricular, and electronic information resources.
(c) The facilities support faculty and candidate use of technology.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 10-23-028, § 181-78A-261, filed 11/8/10, effective 12/9/10; WSR 09-20-100, § 181-78A-261, filed 10/7/09, effective 11/7/09; WSR 06-14-010, § 181-78A-261, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. WSR 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-78A-261, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). WSR 02-04-014, § 180-78A-261, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). WSR 99-01-174, § 180-78A-261, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]
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