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WAC 181-79A-211

Academic and experience requirements for certificationAdministrators.

Candidates for the respective administrative certificate shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 181-79A-150 and 181-79A-213.
(1) Superintendent.
(a) Initial.
(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least forty-five quarter credit hours (thirty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education.
(ii) The candidate shall hold or have held a valid teacher, educational staff associate, program administrator or principal certificate; excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231, or comparable out-of-state certificates.
(b) Continuing.
(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least sixty quarter credit hours (forty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.
(ii) The candidate shall hold or have held a valid teacher, educational staff associate, program administrator or principal certificate; excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231, or comparable out-of-state certificates.
(iii) Candidates applying for continuing superintendent's certificate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employeri.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school systemand at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.
(2) Principal.
(a) Residency.
(i) The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree.
(ii) The candidate shall have completed an approved program for the preparation of principals.
(iii) The candidate shall have three years of documented successful school-based experience in an instructional role with students; provided, candidates who were enrolled in an approved principal program prior to July 1, 2013, are not subject to the three-year minimum experience requirement.
(iv) The candidate shall hold or have held:
(A) A valid teacher's certificate, excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231; or
(B) A valid education staff associate certificate, excluding certificates issued under WAC 181-79A-231.
(v) Persons whose teacher of educational staff associate certificates were revoked, suspended or surrendered are not eligible for principals certificates.
(b) Continuing.
(i) The candidate shall hold a valid initial principal's certificate, an approved master's degree and shall have completed at least fifteen quarter (ten semester) credit hours of graduate course work offered by a college or university with a state approved principal program or one hundred fifty clock hours of study, which meet the state continuing education clock hour criteria pursuant to chapter 181-85 WAC, or a combination of credits and clock hours equivalent to the above. Such study shall:
(A) Be based on the principal performance domains included in WAC 181-78A-270 (2)(a) or (b);
(B) Be taken subsequent to the issuance of the initial principal's certificate; and
(C) Be determined in consultation with and approved by the candidate's employer or the administrator of a state approved principal preparation program.
(ii) Provided, That a candidate who held a valid initial principal's certificate on August 31, 1998, may meet the academic requirement for the continuing certificate described in WAC 181-79A-211 (2)(c)(i), if the candidate meets requirements for and applies for the continuing certificate by the expiration date on that initial certificate.
(iii) The candidate must meet requirements for a principal's certificate pursuant to WAC 181-79A-150(4).
(iv) Candidates applying for the continuing principal's certificate shall provide documentation of three contracted school years of full-time employment as a principal or assistant principal.
(c) Professional certificate.
(i) The candidate shall have completed an approved professional certificate program by September 2018.
(ii) The candidate shall have documentation of three contracted school years of employment as a principal or assistant principal.
(3) Program administrator.
(a) Initial.
The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least twenty-four quarter credit hours (sixteen semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education.
(b) Residency certificate.
The candidate shall hold an approved master's degree and have completed an approved program for the preparation of program administrators.
(c) Continuing.
(i) The candidate shall hold a valid initial program administrator's certificate, an approved master's degree and have completed subsequent to the baccalaureate degree at least thirty quarter credit hours (twenty semester credit hours) of graduate level course work in education or shall hold a doctorate in education.
(ii) Candidates applying for continuing program administrator's certificate shall provide documentation of one hundred eighty days or full-time equivalent or more employment in the respective role with an authorized employeri.e., school district, educational service district, state agency, college or university, private school, or private school systemand at least thirty days of such employment with the same employer.
(d) Professional certificate.
The candidate shall have completed an approved professional certificate program by September 2018.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. WSR 18-08-025, § 181-79A-211, filed 3/26/18, effective 4/26/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 17-15-135, § 181-79A-211, filed 7/19/17, effective 8/19/17; WSR 13-11-081, § 181-79A-211, filed 5/17/13, effective 6/17/13; WSR 11-15-038, § 181-79A-211, filed 7/13/11, effective 8/13/11; WSR 09-12-056, § 181-79A-211, filed 5/28/09, effective 6/28/09; WSR 08-15-141, § 181-79A-211, filed 7/22/08, effective 8/22/08; WSR 06-14-010, § 181-79A-211, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. WSR 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-79A-211, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06; WSR 05-23-041, § 180-79A-211, filed 11/9/05, effective 12/10/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 and 28A.410.010. WSR 02-18-037, § 180-79A-211, filed 8/26/02, effective 9/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) through (4). WSR 02-04-018, § 180-79A-211, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. WSR 01-03-152, § 180-79A-211, filed 1/24/01, effective 2/24/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130 (1) and (2). WSR 99-23-023, § 180-79A-211, filed 11/9/99, effective 12/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130 (1) and (2), 28A.410.010 and 28A.150.220(4). WSR 99-01-174, § 180-79A-211, filed 12/23/98, effective 1/23/99.]
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