The Legislature has designated the following organizations as eligible to offer professional learning in equity-based school practices and educational leadership:
- Association of Washington School Principals (AWSP);
- Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI);
- PESB-approved teacher or administrator preparation program providers;
- Washington Education Association (WEA);
- Washington State Educational Service Districts (ESDs); or
- Washington State school districts, tribal compact schools, approved charter schools, Washington school for the Deaf, Washington school for the Blind.
These organizations must maintain status as PESB-approved clock hour providers or educator preparation programs in order to offer professional learning that meets certificate renewal requirements.
Organizations must follow all requirements for issuing clock hours or credits for this professional learning to meet the certificate renewal requirement.
Can other organizations offer professional learning for the equity and educational leadership certificate renewal requirements?
No. The list of organizations designated to offer professional learning for the equity and educational leadership certificate renewal requirements is set by the Legislature, and can only be changed by the Legislature.
When partnering with another organization, an approved clock hour provider cannot provide overall approval of all courses from that other organization. The approved clock hour provider must follow all relevant regulations for approving each individual course from another organization, including approving instructors, course objectives, and course dates prior to offering the course.
What guidance is available for professional learning providers on the national Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL)?
To meet the certificate renewal requirement for educational leadership, professional learning must be aligned to the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL).
- The AWSP leadership framework is aligned to the PSEL standards.
- Unpacking the Professional Standards For Educational Leaders module from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Webinar and activity.
- Webinar and slides from the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA)
- What the new educational leadership standards really mean. Principal Leadership, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), May 2016.
- Professional Standards For Educational Leaders, webinar, and slides from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)