Step 1: Submit notification of intent
This indicates your intent to offer a new educator preparation program. PESB is required to publicly post any notices of intent on our website. The notice of intent must be approved by the Board before a program can move forward in the process, and submitted 60 days in advance of the Board meeting. See timeline.
Step 2: Submit pre-proposal
The pre-proposal form assesses community need for your proposed program, as well as organizational and financial capacity. The pre-proposal form must be submitted 60 days in advance of the Board meeting. See timeline. A team of staff will review the form to determine readiness to go to the Board. Staff may provide questions or feedback, and you will have an opportunity to integrate feedback and re-submit the forms for the intended Board meeting.
Program representatives must attend the Board meeting in-person to present the pre-proposal.
If the pre-proposal form is approved by the Board, the next step is to complete a final application. If the pre-proposal is not approved, you have the opportunity to resubmit.
Step 3: Submit final application
Your final application requires several forms that demonstrate you are ready to become an educator preparation program provider in Washington State. If the Board approves your final application, you may immediately begin operating your program. If the Board does not approve your final application, you will have the opportunity to resubmit.
Your final application with all its forms must be sent to staff 60 days in advance of the PESB meeting. See timeline. A team of staff will review the forms to determine readiness. Staff may provide questions or feedback to the forms, and you will have an opportunity to integrate feedback and re-submit the forms.
Program representatives must attend the Board meeting in person to present the final application.
All forms below must be completed and presented to the Board at this stage. If you wish to also offer an alternative route to teacher certification, you must submit the alternative route approval form as part of your final proposal.
- Full proposal form; residency teacher, residency principal, residency program administrator, and initial superintendent (document)
- Principal – addendum to full proposal – NELP Building standards (document)
- Superintendent – NELP District standards (document)
- Teacher – addendum to full proposal – InTASC standards (document)
- Endorsement forms
- Alternative route form (document) (if applying to offer an alternative route)
- Addendum to alternative route form (document) (if applying to offer an alternative route)
For full proposal forms pertaining to school psychologist programs, school counselor programs, or Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, please contact Sophia Keskey at email@example.com.