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How to Become a Teacher in Washington: Teacher Certification

This is a guide to the usual steps a person might take to become certified to teach in the state of Washington. Please check with your state to make sure you have the most up-to-date information about the certification process.

To learn details regarding teaching salaries in Washington, please see here.

Traditional Approach for the Washington Teacher Certification

  1. Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university.
  2. Teacher Preparations: This usually encompasses teacher prep courses, student teaching and other types of internships. In order to receive a Washington Teacher Certification, you must have some experience in teaching, even if it’s unpaid.
  3. Pass the following exams:
    1. Washington Educator Skills Test (West-B) -- (800) 784-4999
    2. Subject Matter exam (West-E) -- (800) 772-9476
  4. Order fingerprint cards from the Dept. of Education and clearance through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
  5. Submit the following:
    • Completed Application
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Application and finger print fees
    • Call (360) 725-6000
  6. Do you want to renew your Washington Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for a Washington Teacher Certification

Alternatively, you can still teach in Washington before you complete the teacher education program.

  1. Earn your bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited university.
  2. Complete five years of work experience.
  3. Pass the following exams:
    1. Washington Educator Skills Test (West-B) - (800) 784-4999
    2. Subject Matter exam (West-E) - (800) 772-9476
  4. Chose the type of alternative certification that applies to you.

Sources:

  1. State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), http://www.k12.wa.us/default.aspx
  2. Already Certified in Washington?, State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/Teacher/AlreadyCertified.aspx
  3. Limited Teaching Certificates, State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/Teacher/Limited.aspx

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