Teachers, Administrators and Educational Staff Associates must demonstrate a positive impact on student learning. The professional certificate standards and criteria for all roles are fully aligned with Washington’s expectations for K-12 student learning expectations.
completing an endorsement program, earning National Board Certification or a Pathway 1 or 2 program. To learn more about all your options visit the OSPI Certification Department website.
The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) may have have scholarships available for teachers to add an endorsement through the Retooling program.
Certification renewal requirements have changed. The Professional Growth Plans PGPs webpage has all relevant information and links about the changes.regionally accredited and state approved. National accreditation is not required. Individuals whose preparation was in another country may be able to apply for a Washington certificate based on a transcript review. Out of state educators are responsible for meeting all Washington testing requirements for the certificate.
application found on the Governor's Boards and Commissions website.
The Professional Educator Standards Board's value for the mentoring of all educators in the clinical practice portion of their preparation is reflected in the standards for program design. For resources and further information for mentor teachers click here: Mentor Information
For the 2013-2014 school year, PESB is conducting a pilot program using the annual professional growth plan (PGP) to meet certificate renewal requirements. For more information, see the Professional Growth Plan for Certificate Renewal Pilot.