Call for Subcommittee Members to Review ELL and Special Education Subject Matter Certificate Requirements

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Happy New Year to all,

The Paraeducator Board is accepting members to participate in two new subcommittees.

The charge of both subcommittees is to review the subject matter certificates requirements as stated in HB 1115, and submit recommendations to the Board that define how paraeducators may meet these requirements. Specifically, the discussion will focus on Section 9 of the law, which states that paraeducators may become eligible for a subject matter certificate in special education and in English language learner by completing twenty hours of professional development in the subject area of the certificate.

Details regarding the subcommittee meeting follow:


ELL Subject Matter Certificate
January 22, 2018, 8 am - 5 pm

Special Education Subject Matter Certificate
January 29, 2018, 8 am - 5 pm


Both meetings will be held at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction in Olympia, WA

After the meeting, the subcommittee recommendations will be presented to the Board by staff, during the Paraeducator Board’s March 14th meeting in SeaTac.

Individuals who join the subcommittee do so on a voluntary basis and must commit to a full day of review and discussion. Expenses are not covered for volunteer members of the subcommittee by the Paraeducator Board.

If you are interested in being a participant of one or both of these subcommittees, please complete this form by clicking on the link.