Future Teacher Fellows

The Woodring Future Teacher Fellow (FTF) Program is a Route 1, Alternative Route to Certification partnership between Western Washington University and both Highline Public Schools and Mount Vernon Schools.  This two year (8 academic quarters) program is open to Skagit, Whatcom and Western students, in addition to school and/or community members, especially those who are bilingual, have a background in bilingual education or second language acquisition and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting students adding English as an additional language.  Candidates for the Highline program must be bilingual.  Highline fellows will be employed as full-time paid paraeducators with tuition support.  Woodring students are eligible to transfer to this program. Highline currently accepting inquires for summer 2020, grant funding pending.

Future Teacher Fellow Cohort 2 - Summer Campus Experience August 2019

Future Teacher Fellow Cohort 2

Highline and Whatcom/Skagit at Summer Campus Experience August 2019


The Future Teacher Fellow Program was featured on KING 5 News! 

Read the article here.

For more information, contact:

Marsha Riddle Buly – WWU FBTF Program Director

e-mail:  Marsha.RiddleBuly@wwu.edu  /  phone: (360) 650-7348 


Also, see Teacher Education Outreach Programs (TEOP) for Woodring's nontraditional teacher preparation programs held at our Outreach sites in Everett and Bremerton. TEOP classes are scheduled in the evenings, with day time practicum work, as to allow working professionals to pursue certification while continuing to work.

See Woodring Programs for Woodring's variety of teacher preparation programs.