Endorsements through Pathway 2 - 4.10.2017

posted Apr 13, 2017, 1:53 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Apr 25, 2017, 4:26 PM ]
Audience - 
  • General announcement
  • Teacher prep programs
Please be aware that pending Board approval at the May 2017 regular PESB meeting, the pathways for teachers to add endorsements to their certificates will be changing. 

Effective June 26th Pathway 2 will be eliminated, and Pathways 1 and 3 will be restructured. A complete state-approved endorsement program (formerly Pathway 3) or National Board Certification will be required to add any of the following to a Residency, Professional, or Continuing teaching certificate:
    1. Early Childhood Education,
    2. Elementary Education,
    3. Bilingual Education,
    4. English Language Learners,
    5. Special Education, or
    6. Early Childhood Special Education
All other endorsements may be added by what was previously known Pathway 1 - successful passage of a content knowledge test (WEST-E/NES).  No endorsement additions will require a pedagogy assessment. 

See materials prepared for March Board meeting discussion for more information. 

Key Date - 5/18/2017

Staff contact - pesb.@k12.wa.us