Standards and Competencies

Program Approval Standards are established in WAC 181-78A-220. These standards are currently undergoing revision in order to achieve alignment with board decisions to shift to use of national standards as well as alignment with the indicator-based model for program evaluation.  It is expected that the national standards will be officially adopted by the Board at the November 2017 meeting.  We also have a full FAQ available that summaries the background and explains further detail about the transition and how programs can expect from the ongoing transition.

    PEAB

Standard 2 - Accountability and Program Improvement - to be revised for IBPR alignment

Standard 3 - Program Resources and Governance - to be revised for IBPR alignment

Standard 4 - Program Design - to be revised for IBPR alignment

Standard 5 - Knowledge and Skills - to be revised for IBPR alignment
    School Psychologist

Endorsement Competencies* (updated chart)

 Endorsement  Transitioning to NES?  NES Implementation Date  Endorsement Assessment Standards  Standards Outlined
 Biology    Sept. 1 2016  National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)  NSTA 2012 Standards & Biology Specific NSTA Standards
 Business & Marketing    Sept. 1 2018 Coming soon  Coming soon
 Chemistry    Sept. 1 2016  National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)  NSTA 2012 Standards & Chemistry Specific NSTA Standards
 Computer Science    Sept. 1 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)  ISTE 2015 Standards
 Early Childhood    Sept. 1 2014  National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)  NAEYC 2010 Standards
 Earth & Space    Sept. 1 2016  National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)  NSTA 2012 Standards & Earth and Space Specific NSTA Standards
 Elementary Education**    Sept. 1 2014  Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)  ACEI 2007 standards
 ELL    Sept. 1 2018  Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)  TESOL 2010 Standards
 English Language Arts    Sept. 1 2014  National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)  NCTE 2012 Standards
 Family and Consumer Science    Sept. 1 2018 National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (NATEFACS)  NATEFACS 2004 Standards
 General Music    Sept. 1 2016  Coming soon  Coming soon
 Library-Media    Sept. 1 2018 American Library Association (ALA)/American Association of School Librarians (AASL)  ALA/AASL 2010 Standards
 Mathematics    Sept. 1 2014 National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)  NCTM 2010 Standards
 Middle Level Math    Sept. 1 2014  National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) / Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)  NCTM 2010 Standards & AMLE 2012 Standards
 Middle Level Science    Sept. 1 2016 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) /Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)  NSTA 2012 Standards & AMLE 2012 Standards
 Physics    Sept. 1 2016 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)  NSTA 2012 Standards & Physics Specific NSTA Standards
 Reading    Sept. 1 2014 International Literary Association (ILA)  ILA 2010 Standards
 Science    Sept. 1 2016 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)  NSTA 2012 Standards
 Special Education    Sept. 1 2018  Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)  CEC 2015 Standards
 Visual Arts    Sept. 1 2016 National Arts Education Association (NAEA)  NAEA 2009 Visual Arts Standards
 Agriculture    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Bilingual    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Choral Music    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Dance    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Early Childhood Special Education    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Health/Fitness    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 History    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Instrumental Music    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Middle Level Humanities    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Social Studies    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Technology Education    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Theater Arts    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 Traffic Safety    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
 World Languages    N/A  Washington State Standards  Competency Standards
*Note: The endorsement standards in this table are those primarily used to develop the endorsement assessments. 
**Note: In 2014 the PESB aligned Elementary Education endorsement competencies to the Common Core State Standards, which are the currently approved competencies.  

Specialty Endorsement Competencies

 Endorsement  NES or WEST-E?  NES Implementation Date  Standards Outlined
 Deaf Education
 WEST-E   N/A   Competency Standards
 Elementary Mathematics Specialist  N/A   N/A   Competency Standards
 Environment and Sustainability Education  N/A   N/A   Competency Standards
 Gifted Education  N/A   N/A   Competency Standards
 Teacher of the Visually Impaired  N/A  N/A  Competency Standards


Standards-Based Benchmarks by Educator Role
These contain the criteria/strands and benchmarks at the Residency, Professional, and Career levels.
Superintendent Benchmarks