Programs must ensure teacher candidates engage with the since time immemorial curriculum focused on history, culture, and government of American Indian peoples, and complete a Pacific Northwest history or Washington State history course.
Required curriculum integration:
- All teacher preparation programs must include a one quarter or semester course in either Washington state history and government, or Pacific Northwest history and government.
- All teacher candidates must complete this course, unless otherwise determined by the Professional Educator Standards Board.
- Any course in Washington state or Pacific Northwest history and government used to fulfill this requirement must include information on the culture, history, and government of the American Indian peoples who were the first human inhabitants of the state and the region.
- Teacher preparation program providers must integrate the curriculum developed and made available free of charge by OSPI into existing programs or courses and may modify that curriculum in order to incorporate elements that have a regionally specific focus.