Wash. Admin. Code § 181-77-031 - Requirements for candidates seeking career and technical education certification who have completed approved teacher preparation programs in a career and technical education endorsement area

Candidates shall complete the following requirements in addition to those set forth in WAC 181-79A-150 and 181-79A-155. Candidates shall complete preparation programs under the standards in chapter 181-78A WAC.

(1) Initial.
(a) Candidates for the initial certificate shall hold a baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
(b) Candidates for the initial certificate shall demonstrate competency in one or more of the career and technical education broad areas: Agriculture education, business and marketing education, family and consumer sciences education, and technology education, as listed in WAC 181-77-005.
(c) Candidates for the initial certificate shall complete a state approved career and technical education teacher preparation program which shall include completion of student teaching in the relevant career and technical education subject area.
(d) Candidates for the initial certificate shall provide documentation of two thousand hours occupational experience in the broad area for which certification is sought. If all or part of the two thousand hours is more than ten years old, candidates must complete an additional three hundred hours of recent (occurring in the last two years) occupational experience. The candidate must also apply for the residency teacher certificate or add the subject area to their teacher certificate in their subject area, meet the content knowledge assessment requirement for the subject area, and be issued the residency teacher certificate before the CTE initial certificate can be issued.
(e) In addition, candidates for initial certification in career choices or coordinator of worksite learning shall demonstrate competency in knowledge and skills described in WAC 181-77A-180.
(2) Continuing.
(a) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall have in addition to the requirements for the initial certificate at least one hundred fifty continuing education credit hours of career and technical education educator training in the career and technical education subject area to be certified completed subsequent to the conferral of the baccalaureate degree, or, hold a valid national board certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in any certificate area.
(b) Candidates for the continuing certificate shall provide as a condition for the issuance of a continuing certificate documentation of two years of teaching/coordination in the career and technical education subject area certified to teach with an authorized employer (i.e., school district(s) or skills center(s)).
(3) Certificates under this section are renewed under chapter 181-79A WAC.


Wash. Admin. Code § 181-77-031
Amended by WSR 16-07-096, Filed 3/18/2016, effective 4/18/2016 Amended by WSR 16-23-064, Filed 11/14/2016, effective 12/15/2016 Amended by WSR 18-08-007, Filed 3/22/2018, effective 4/22/2018 Amended by WSR 18-21-070, Filed 10/11/2018, effective 11/11/2018 Amended by WSR 19-15-112, Filed 7/22/2019, effective 8/22/2019 Amended by WSR 21-08-023, Filed 3/29/2021, effective 4/29/2021 Amended by WSR 21-15-085, Filed 7/16/2021, effective 8/16/2021

Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.210. 08-16-004, § 181-77-031, filed 7/23/08, effective 8/23/08; 06-14-010, § 181-77-031, filed 6/22/06, effective 7/23/06. 06-02-051, recodified as § 181-77-031, filed 12/29/05, effective 1/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010 and 28A.305.130(1) through (4). 02-04-018, § 180-77-031, filed 1/24/02, effective 2/24/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130(1) and (2), 28A.410.010. 00-18-064, § 180-77-031, filed 9/1/00, effective 10/2/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.410.010. 98-01-026, § 180-77-031, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 97-04-085, § 180-77-031, filed 2/5/97, effective 3/8/97; 95-12-056, § 180-77-031, filed 6/2/95, effective 7/3/95.

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