Providers ensure that teacher and principal candidates can recognize signs of emotional or behavioral distress in students and appropriately refer students for assistance and support.
The guidance provided to candidates must include:
- social-emotional learning standards and benchmarks
- related competencies such as trauma-informed practices, consideration of adverse childhood experiences, mental health literacy, anti bullying strategies, and culturally sustaining practices
- OSPI’s social and emotional learning in Washington State schools: building foundations and strategies modules for in-service educators can be adapted for pre-service educators.
- OSPI social emotional learning resources
- WAC 181-78A-232
- RCW 28A.410.270