Internship Materials - Special Education

This page includes student teaching resources for Special Education teacher education candidates, cooperating teachers (CTs), and University Intern Coordinators (UICs). Contact us at if you have any questions.

Current Quarter

Winter 2023

Upcoming Quarters

Spring 2023

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

1. Complete a Self-Assessment. The self-assessment should guide you in the process of selecting 1-3 goals.

2. Use the Professional Growth Plan Template to expand on your goal(s). Include activities, rationale, possible resources, and a timeline with deadlines. Since you will be completing this plan prior to starting your contracted professional career, you may need to keep the possible resources and timeline general enough to align to an anticipated hire date.  PESB has provided examples of PGPs (please note these are from practicing teachers and not pre-service interns):

3. Review, print, and give a copy to your UIC. (Both you and your UIC will sign the form). 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.

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