Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alternative Route to Teacher Certification: Elementary Education Certificate


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This alternative route to teacher certification program is designed for people who have a bachelor’s degree and prior experience, and want to complete a teaching program in as little as one year to obtain the elementary education endorsement and one additional endorsement of their choice, either English language learners or special education. All the students in this program will take the required core courses, but will select one emphasis from two options: English language learners or special education. 

Alternative Route to Teacher Certification: Elementary Education Shared Core


Admission Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in last thirty credits of college (undergraduate or graduate) coursework.

Passing scores on the WEST B sub-tests (writing, reading, and mathematics).

Passing scores on the NES elementary education sub-test 1 and sub-test 2 and the WEST-E (English language learners or special education) before entering the program or within the first two quarters in the program.

District validation of qualifications that include a one-year-long internship.

Graduation Requirements
Candidates must complete all major courses with a B- or higher, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and meet all requirements of the Teacher Certification Program for Washington State Teacher Certification.

Program Requirements
Successful completion of the following: Pre-residency intensive experience; a year-long internship that includes a minimum of 720 hours in a K-8 classroom; successful completion of a Saturday seminar once a month; successful completion of coursework.

Alternative Route Core Requirements Credits: (24)


These courses will be taken by all the students in the program.

Emphasis I: English Language Learners Requirements Credits: (12)


These courses will be taken by students who select the English language learners emphasis.

Total Core Credits: 36-37


Total Certificate Credits: 35-36


College and Department Information


Education, Development, Teaching and Learning Department  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Online Availability
This program is offered exclusively online.

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