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Teacher Certification

What types of Certificates are available? (basic requirements)

  • Residency Certificate - this is the first level regular certificate that the majority of applicants receive
  • Professional Certificate - this is the advanced level regular certificate. Most applicants receive this certificate after holding a residency certificate and working as an educator in Washington
  • Substitute Certificate - valid for life
  • Limited Teaching Certificates - these certificates are for employers who cannot find enough teachers with regular certificates and wish to hire an applicant that does not meet requirements for a regular certificate
  • Foreign Trained - What if I was Educated in Another Country?  If you are from another country, you may have your college transcript evaluated to determine US-equivalency.  With the equivalent of a bachelor's degree and completion of a teacher preparation program, you should qualify for a Residency Certificate.
  • Student Teaching in Washington – What if I am in a teacher preparation program and I am going to student teach in Washington?

Questions?

Substitute Teaching Certificate

Requirements

The Substitute Certificate enables someone to substitute for any regular classroom teacher for up to 30 consecutive school days. The Substitute Certificate requires the same level of preparation as a regular teaching certificate. 

Must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university

Have completed a state-approved college/university teacher preparation program, to include teaching methodology and internship.  In Washington there are 22 state-approved teacher preparation programs.


  Application

Includes details on the documents needed and process to obtain certification.

Electronic Certification Application
benefits of applying online

OR

Download Certification Forms

 

 

 

 

 

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