The Professional Educator Standards Board conducts program approval and review for educator preparation programs across Washington. We regulate educator preparation programs for the following roles:
- Program administrators
- School counselors
- School psychologists
- School social workers
- School occupational therapists
- School physical therapists
- School speech and language pathologists
- School nurses
The following sections provide useful information about the preparation program approval standards, the process for becoming an educator preparation program, and the assessments educator candidates take to become eligible for these roles.
Educator Preparation Programs
Educator Preparation Programs explains how an organization can become an approved educator preparation program in Washington, as well as a list of those that are currently approved.
Assessments describes the testing requirements for earning and maintaining Washington educator certification.
The five (5) Program Standards identify the program features and activities required for initial and ongoing program approval.
The Endorsement Competencies page identifies the current available endorsements and the standards for candidate knowledge and required assessments preparation programs must meet to offer endorsement preparation.