The division is dedicated to ensuring districts have access to high quality professional learning opportunities to support teachers, principals, and other school leaders throughout the career continuum.
Supports early career teachers and their mentors through grants to enable districts to build quality new teacher induction programs.
Manages and provides technical assistance on the E-Certification system for Washington State Teachers, Administrators, Educational Staff Associates and Career Tech Educators. Certification also coordinates Troops for Teachers.
Collaborates with stakeholders to identify and recognize educators to elevate their voice, support them to engage in education policy, and to celebrate their impact on students and their learning.
Partners with districts, ESDs, Education Associations and Universities to capitalize on the expertise of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in providing high quality support programs for teachers pursing National Board Certification.
Provides facilitation, research, and policy and data analyses for legislative workgroups such as the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee and the Expanded Learning Opportunities Council.
Collaborates with stakeholders to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers, principals and other school leaders on the state’s evaluation frameworks and on the Washington State evaluation criteria.
Oversees funds and provides technical assistance to districts and schools to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders.