Teacher Certification

Residency Certification

Residency Certification Programs. Programs and admission requirements for Bellingham and Teacher Education Outreach locations in Bremerton, Everett and North Seattle

Endorsements. Subject areas in which Washington State teachers are prepared and authorized to teach, and WWU endorsement programs

Content Testing. Washington State requires content knowledge test(s) for each endorsement to be earned, and proficiency tests for world language and bilingual education endorsements 

Highly Qualified Teacher. Highly qualified requirements have changed significantly with the introduction of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) on December 10, 2015.

Intern Substitute Certificate. A limited certificate available to Residency teacher candidates during the full-time student teaching internship

Residency Teacher Certificate (First Issue). General and application requirements for the first tier teacher certificate issued to Washington State teachers

Once your Residency Certification has been issued, more information regarding its maintenance can be found here.