Process

ABOUT THE PROCESS

All educators must receive a Residency Teacher Certificate to teach in Washington State. There are several paths to receiving certification, depending on the candidate’s personal experience. Certification is the first step to teaching in Washington.

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WHY TEACH

Discover your true calling

Every teacher makes a difference. Whether you illustrate subtraction to a second grader, help a high school sophomore discover cell mitosis or guide two middle school students through conflict resolution, your influence will be felt for a lifetime.

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