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WAC 181-85-033

Continuing education credit hourDefinitionProfessional growth team consultation and collaborationSchool accreditation site visit team participationNational Board for Professional Teaching Standards assessmentSupervisorsFirst peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions.

(1) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, for consultation and collaboration as a member of an approved professional growth team, as defined by WAC 181-78A-010 and 181-79A-030, members of a professional growth team, excluding the candidate, are eligible for the equivalent of three continuing education credit hours. The team member may not receive more than the equivalent of six continuing education credit hours, as defined by this section, during the period beginning July 1st of one year and ending June 30th of the following year.
(2) A person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 is eligible for the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for serving on a school accreditation site visit team. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period.
(3)(a) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students or the superintendent of public instruction, a person holding a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010 is eligible for the equivalent of thirty continuing education credit hours for service as a supervisor. The person may not receive more than the equivalent of thirty continuing education credit hours during a school year period.
(b) The term "supervisor" shall mean individuals officially designated as a supervisor by a college/university, school district, educational service district, an approved private school, a state agency providing educational services to students, or the office of superintendent of public instruction for supervising the training of teacher interns, administrative interns, educational staff associate interns, and paraprofessionals.
(4) National board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS):
(a) Individuals who submitted at least one component of an initial NBPTS national board certification process in 2017 or earlier, and who hold a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010, are eligible for the equivalent of forty-five continuing education credit hours for submission of a complete portfolio of four components of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process. Completion of a national board certification process shall be defined as published by the professional educator standards board. Upon achieving national board certification, the individual is eligible for the equivalent of an additional forty-five continuing education credit hours for a total of ninety continuing education credit hours per national board certificate. Beginning January 1, 2022, all individuals submitting complete components as part of an initial NBPTS national board certification process are eligible for continuing education credit hours as described in WAC 181-85-033 (4)(b).
(b) Individuals who first submitted a component of an initial NBPTS national board certification process in 2018 or later, and who hold a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010, are eligible for the equivalent of fifty continuing education credit hours per submission of a complete national board component, for a total of two hundred continuing education credit hours per submission of a complete national board certification portfolio. Completion of a national board component shall be defined as published by the professional educator standards board.
(c) Individuals who submit a complete NBPTS national board renewal portfolio in 2018 or later, and who hold a valid educational certificate pursuant to RCW 28A.410.010, are eligible for the equivalent of two hundred continuing education credit hours. Completion of a national board renewal portfolio shall be defined as published by the professional educator standards board.
(5) Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, teachers who achieve the professional certification through the external assessment per WAC 181-79A-206 are eligible for the equivalent of one hundred fifty continuing education credit hours.
(6) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, in-service training or continuing education according to RCW 28A.415.020(6) in first peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions provided by a sovereign tribal government participating in the Washington state first peoples' language, culture and oral tribal traditions teacher certification program authorized under RCW 28A.410.045 shall be considered approved in-service training or approved continuing education under this section.
(7) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, individuals who serve as scorers for the Washington teacher performance assessment are eligible for the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for each four assessments scored, provided that an individual may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period. Additionally, individuals who receive initial training as scorers for the Washington teacher performance assessment are eligible for the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours.
(8) Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, individuals who serve as scorers for the Washington ProTeach Portfolio assessment are eligible for the equivalent of ten continuing education credit hours for completing one full scoring session during a calendar year, provided that an individual may not receive more than the equivalent of twenty continuing education credit hours during a calendar year period. Individuals who receive initial training as scorers for the Washington ProTeach Portfolio assessment are eligible for the equivalent of ten additional continuing education credit hours.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.220. WSR 18-17-015, § 181-85-033, filed 8/2/18, effective 9/2/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 28A.410 RCW. WSR 16-24-024, § 181-85-033, filed 11/29/16, effective 12/30/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. WSR 12-17-039, § 181-85-033, filed 8/7/12, effective 9/7/12; WSR 12-04-031, § 181-85-033, filed 1/26/12, effective 2/26/12; WSR 11-04-048, § 181-85-033, filed 1/25/11, effective 2/25/11; WSR 10-20-079, § 181-85-033, filed 9/29/10, effective 10/30/10; WSR 08-03-101, § 181-85-033, filed 1/20/08, effective 2/20/08; WSR 06-14-010, § 181-85-033, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. WSR 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-85-033, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. WSR 05-19-104, § 180-85-033, filed 9/20/05, effective 10/21/05; WSR 04-20-094, § 180-85-033, filed 10/5/04, effective 11/5/04; WSR 02-18-050, § 180-85-033, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02.]
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