Each state in the U.S. has different requirements for becoming certified to teach.
The first WA State teacher certificate issued to a new teacher is called the Residency Certificate and this is issued to most first-time applicants for regular teaching certificates.
In order to be a candidate for a WA State teaching certificate, you must:
Seattle University offers two undergraduate programs that result in a Washington State Elementary Teaching Credential:
For the most current information on teaching certification requirements for a particular state, it is recommended that you contact the state's department of education. The U.S Department of Education maintains a list of contact information for each state here. Another website that offers state-specific teaching certification requirements is Certification Map.
As you decide which teaching preparation program is best for you, carefully consider the outcomes of each program. For more information on various pathways to teaching, visit the PESB website.