Internship Materials - Early Childhood Education

This page includes student teaching resources for Early Childhood Education teacher education candidates, Cooperating Teachers (CTs), and Field Supervisors. Contact us at if you have any questions.

Early Childhood & Elementary Internship Calendar

Spring 2023 - Winter 2024


Upcoming quarter:

Spring 2024 - Winter 2025

WA Standards for Beginning Teachers

Preschool Internship Evaluation


Elementary Internship Evaluation


The State of Washington requires all student teachers to complete a Professional Growth Plan (PGP). This is a state certification requirement and needs to be completed at the end of your Quarter 3 full-time internship. The plan reflects your goal(s) for your first year of contracted teaching.

1. Complete a self-assessment to identify areas for growth

Your self-assessment is embedded in your evaluation, which you will keep updated throughout the evaluation process by scoring yourself, adding evidence and developing goals. The self-assessment from your full time internship's final evaluation should be used to inform your PGP. 

2. Complete your PGP

Using the Professional Growth Plan Template, you will expand on your goal(s) by connecting to Pre-service teaching standards (InTASC) and identifying outcomes, activities and evidence.

To support the development of your PGP, the following is an example of a strong PGP from a student in your program as well as the scoring rubric that will help you understand the expectations of writing a PGP that meets standard.

Additionally, here are examples of two PGPs that do not meet expectations. Both have annotations to explain the scores and corresponding rubrics.

3. Send your completed and signed PGP to your Field Supervisor for review and approval

Remember, this is a certification requirement and failure to submit a completed plan will delay your certification.


Please contact OFE if you have any questions at (360) 650-3310, or

Video permissions forms must be used* if you record your teaching either live or online where students are seen, during the elementary portion of your internships.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the recording remains secure and is destroyed at the end of the internship quarter. 

You are also responsible for assuring every student being recorded has a signed permission form and that you retain these until the end of your internship quarter. You will not submit the forms to OFE, but must be able to produce a form if needed.

*This form should NOT be used within Bellingham Public Schools. They have specific policies that govern recording of students. If you are placed in Bellingham, please discuss with your Cooperating Teacher.

Video Permission Form--ENGLISH

Video Permission Form--RUSSIAN

Video Permission Form--SPANISH

Video Permission Form--TAGALOG