PESB oversees educator preparation programs for the following roles:
- Residency teacher (traditional and Alternative Routes)
- Residency principal
- Residency program administrator
- Initial superintendent
- Initial career and technical education (CTE) teacher (plan 1 and plan 2)
- Initial CTE administrator
- Residency school counselor
- Residency school psychologist
Current educator preparation programs are reviewed on an ongoing basis using annual data submissions. All preparation programs, regardless of role, must submit data annually to PESB through ERDC. However, the process for ongoing review looks different depending on the role.
Residency teacher, CTE plan 1, and residency principal programs
Residency teacher, CTE plan 1, and residency principal programs are reviewed annually through analysis of key performance indicators and through evidence of upholding PESB program standards. Learn more about teacher and principal program review indicators.
CTE plan 2 programs
PESB has convened a workgroup to further discuss ongoing review for CTE plan 2 programs. The work group will share recommendations at the July 2020 PESB meeting. Learn more about the workgroup and find standards relevant to CTE plan 2 programs.
Residency program administrator programs
Residency program administrator programs in Washington are either offered in conjunction with a principal or a superintendent preparation program, at the providers’ discretion. Program administrator preparation programs are reviewed together with whichever program they operate.
Learn more about principal indicators. More information to come on initial superintendent program review.
Initial superintendent programs
Initial superintendent programs are reviewed using annual data submissions and periodic site reviews. Annual data include data points collected for all other programs as well as several data points unique to superintendent programs. Periodic site reviews are calendared every 3-5 years with review teams that include representatives from peer programs, local partners of the program, and PESB staff.
Residency school counselor and school psychologist programs
Currently approved residency school counselor and school psychologist programs maintain accreditation through their relevant national accreditation organizations:
- School counselor programs: Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
- School psychologist programs: National Association for School Psychologist (NASP)
Program standards and knowledge and skills standards for the respective roles are set by these professional organizations. For a given school psychologist or counselor program, the PESB Board can approve the use of alternative national standards if deemed equivalent on a case by case base. Onsite program reviews are scheduled by the accrediting organization and the preparation program. PESB staff may attend reviews but do not serve as evaluators. Programs maintain PESB approval by retaining their accreditation during these periodic reviews.