Woodring Inclusive Education Teacher Scholars

Teacher Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020


The Woodring Inclusive Education Teacher Scholars Program is a Route 1 Alternative Route cohort-based teacher training program that leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a Washington State Residency Certificate with dual endorsements in Special Education (P-12) and Elementary Education.


Program is for Kent School District and Highline Public Schools employees. Available to current employees and new applicants. To be considered, candidates must meet the following:

  • A Direct Transfer Agreement Associate Degree (DTA-AA) from a Washington State community college, bachelor’s degree, or satisfaction of Western Washington University’s General University Requirements (GURs) by June 1, 2020
  • A minimum 2.75 GPA (cumulative or last 45+ graded credits)
  • Meet the West-B/Basic Skill requirement by June 01, 2020 (Check link for updated information on requirement)
  • Meet the English composition course requirement with a minimum grade of B-
  • Meet the math prerequisite with a minimum grade of C

For more information on WWU admission requirements, contact Miranda.MyersBarker@wwu.edu.


Teacher scholars work in schools throughout Highline and Kent School Districts in the greater Seattle area. Content is delivered in-person and online through a hybrid educational model. In-person class meetings will be held in Highline. Courses are offered once weekly during a weekday evening and on each Saturday during academic quarters.


The program is 8 quarters across two years (Summer 2020 – Summer 2022). Courses begin June 2020 and graduation will occur June 2022.


Western Washington University’s Special Education Dual Endorsement Program received national recognition from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) for offering excellent teacher training and high quality course design. The structure for the WIETS program is designed specifically to meet the diverse needs of teacher candidates balancing professional training and life’s other responsibilities (e.g., family and work).


Teacher Scholars work in employee roles, maintaining regular salary and benefits. Through their work as employees, they practice and deepen their study with Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education.

How much?

There are grant scholarship seats available as well as non-scholarship seats. The estimated total cost with the grant scholarship for the 2-year program is $9,987. The estimated total cost without grant scholarship for the 2-year program is $24,308.

How to apply

Please see WIETS Information & Application Packet. Beginning on the 9th page of the pdf, you will find the Woodring College WIETS application, the Request for Preliminary GUR Evaluation, and the Western Washington University application.  

Since we are currently working remotely, in addition to mailing the applications, if possible—please scan and email them to Miranda.MyersBarker@wwu.edu prior to mailing.

If you wish to apply for the program, please print, fill out, and return these three sections to:

Miranda Myers Barker
Teacher Education Outreach Program
Miller Hall 203C, MS 9051
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

For questions on the applications, or admission requirements, please contact Miranda at Miranda.MyersBarker@wwu.edu.

(Note: you will see directions on the GUR Evaluation and the WWU Application to return each to different departments. Feel free to send them directly to those departments or to Miranda and she will distribute them. WWU application also requires a $60 non-refundable application fee.)

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