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  • What are the options for teacher certification in Washington State?

  • Other schools in Washington do offer undergraduate and post baccalaureate (i.e. fifth year) options for teacher certification. Click here for a list of all approved programs in Washington, compiled by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

  • Does Washington have reciprocity with other states for teacher certification?

  • Washington does not often recognize reciprocity through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). However, the state will evaluate a candidate鈥檚 state-approved teacher education program and degree from an accredited school to fulfill Washington鈥檚 requirements.

  • Who is eligible for alternative teacher certification in Washington DC?

  • Those interested in teaching who have earned a bachelor鈥檚 degree but did not complete an approved teacher preparation program may be eligible for alternative teacher certification in Washington DC. The District of Columbia uses a tiered system of teacher licensing.

  • What is teacher preparation in Washington State?

  • Washington Teacher Preparation. Typically teacher education programs consist of a combination of curricula and fieldwork. The curricula often include instruction on foundational knowledge and skills, pedagogy (the art and science of teaching), and preparing students to research, design and implement learning experiences in their field of study.