College of Education and Professional Studies
Black Hall, room 228
Alternative Pathway to Teaching-Online
Central Washington University’s Center for Teaching and Learning has been approved by the State to offer a hybrid online alternative certification program in partnership with school districts in the central corridor of Washington (ESD 171, 105, and 123). The program’s mission is to serve the most disadvantaged school districts having the most difficulty in hiring and retaining teachers in high need areas. All candidates will begin with one intensive (eight hrs/day-ten day) summer session on campus, and complete the remaining three transitions online while completing an internship in district schools. During the internship candidates will co-teach with a mentor teacher. They will prepare to take the Washington TPA.
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education;
- Have external validation of qualifications, including demonstrated successful experience with students or children, such as reference letters and letters of support from previous employers;
- Meet the age, good moral character, and personal fitness requirements for all teachers ( all applicants must have current fingerprint clearance as a condition of admission into the program); and
- Provide evidence of successful passage of the statewide basic skills exam (WEST-B) and content area test (WEST-E) for the endorsement area
- Must be willing to complete internship in a school in the school districts in the central corridor of Washington (ESD 171, 105 and 123)
ECTL 470 and ECTL 480. Total of 6 credits.
Fall, winter and spring:
ECTL 490 Internship. 6 credits each quarter. Total credits: 18.
ECTL 470 - Alternative Pathways to Teaching: Seminar Series. Credits: (3) Reserved or candidates in APT. Introduces candidates to the technical skills of teaching by using case studies with embedded problems encountered in Washington public schools. Students will solve the problems through individual online research and group discussion. Seminar topics include online learning, inquiry-based learning, assessment, professional, legal and ethical requirements, special education and English language learners. Prerequisites: Full admission into CWU and APT Online Program. Grade will be either S or U.
ECTL 480 - Alternative Pathways to Teaching: Curriculum Planning. Credits: (3) Course reserved for candidates admitted into the APT Online Program. Candidates will learn about and develop practical lesson planning, management, and assessment strategies, as well as methods and models of teaching, including reflection and analysis. Prerequisites: Full admission into CWU and APT Online Program. Grade will be either S or U.
ECTL 490 - Alternative Pathways to Teaching: Internship. Credits: (6) Course reserved for APT Program. Candidates will be required to complete a school year-long internship in a public school setting to satisfy legislative requirements using a co-teaching model. Prerequisites: Full admission into CWU and the APT Online Program. Grade will be either S or U. Must be repeated for three quarters for a total of 18 credits.
CoursesEducation: Center Teach Learn