Want to be a certificated teacher in Washington State?

If you see this page, then we hope that your journey to becoming a certificated teacher in Washington State is off to a great start. To keep this process simple and ensure you get directed to the correct place, we have compiled possible next steps that you can take.

  1. Book a call with Darin Reynaud Knapp, our Education Pathways Navigator who can walk through the resources available to you and help you get started.
  2. Look at our Pacific NW Paraeducator Pathways Map to help determine which program is your best next step. 
  3. If you already know what priorities you have for your teacher certification programs such as location, certification type, or modality, you can use the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) search alternative route program search tool to find a teacher preparation program. 
  4. Compare the different pathways to becoming a teacher, traditional route, alternative route or a CTE plan using the TeachWa.org site. 
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Email Darin Reynaud Knapp to setup a virtual or phone appointment to talk through your options. 

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Have a HS Diploma? Have an AA-DTA Degree? Have a BA Degree? Find the programs in our area for where you are on your journey. 

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Explore Alternative Routes programs using the search tool to filter based on institution, endorsement, or modality/delivery (hybrid, in person, online). 

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There are multiple routes to becoming a teacher. Learn the different types of routes and explore the options available.