Secondary Education for Equity & Diversity

Secondary Education for Equity & Diversity (SEED)

2017-2018 Application information with links

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SEED is a secondary teacher education program that is a partnership between Western’s Woodring College of Education and Everett, Mount Vernon and Burlington Edison School Districts.  It is designed to support working instructional assistants and youth workers who possess rich life and professional experience to become teachers and meet state and district identified shortage areas.

In the one-year program, teacher candidates will earn dual endorsements in a secondary (6-12) content area and in ELL (English Language Learner) or Bilingual Education. While the curriculum parallels that of campus-based programs, it is anchored in the experience of the future teachers and focuses on developing competencies in teaching while working in schools. The program has an explicit commitment to educational equity and culturally relevant teaching that affirms the language, culture, and identities that our students bring with them to school.

This alternative route program begins with a 3-week summer session prior to the start of a year long mentored internship that integrates teaching experience with coursework offered in evenings, weekends, and online. The program includes a full-time student teaching experience in Spring and Summer quarters.

Classes will be held at Everett Community College in Everett, and Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon.

This program is offered for Route 2, 3, and 4 leading to the completion of a Washington State Residency Certificate with endorsements in a Secondary Content Area and English Language Learners or Bilingual Education.