STEM and dyslexia endorsements; school social worker statement of professional recognition, 13.28, 16.6(2)
EDUCATIONAL EXAMINERS BOARD
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to endorsements
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Educational Examiners Board hereby proposes to amend Chapter 13, "Issuance of Teacher Licenses and Endorsements," and Chapter 16, "Statements of Professional Recognition (SPR)," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 272.2.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 272.2.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendments add STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) endorsements as an option to teach fifth- through eighth-grade algebra for high school credit and remove the requirement that the Iowa Reading Research Center approve the practicum placement for educators seeking the dyslexia endorsement. The proposed amendments also eliminate outdated language and provide consistency for school social worker rules.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 282—Chapter 6.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on October 26, 2021. Comments should be directed to:
Board of Educational Examiners
701 East Court Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0147
A public hearing at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:
October 26, 2021
701 East Court Avenue, Suite A
Des Moines, Iowa
Persons who wish to make oral comments at the public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rule making.
Any persons who intend to attend the public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend paragraph 13.28(12)"c" as follows:
c. 5-8 algebra for high school credit. For a 5-8 algebra for high school credit endorsement, hold either the a K-8 mathematics, or middle school mathematics, K-8 STEM, or 5-8 STEM endorsement and complete a college algebra or linear algebra class. This endorsement allows the holder to teach algebra to grades 5-8 for high school credit.
Item 2. Amend subparagraph 13.28(36)"b"(5) as follows:
(5)Practicum in dyslexia. The dyslexia specialist will participate in elementary and secondary practicum experiences with instructors who have experience with and are currently serving students who display characteristics of dyslexia. The cooperating teacher must be approved by the Iowa reading research center. The practicum must include:
1. to 4. No change.
Item 3. Amend subrule 16.6(2) as follows:
16.6(2) Requirements. The special education director (or designee) of An administrator for the area education agency or local education agency must submit an application a form to the board to request that the authorization be issued. The application must include:
a. An official transcript that reflects the master's degree in social work; and
b. The licensed independent social worker (LISW) or licensed master social worker (LMSW) license issued by the Iowa board of social work.; and
c. A statement of agreement verifying that the applicant will also maintain licensure with the board of social work while employed by or providing services to an accredited public or private school or area education agency.