Professional Growth Plans (PGPs)
A Professional Growth Plan (PGP) describes an educator’s intent for developing and building their professional expertise over the coming year. Professional Growth Plans have many uses for educators, including documentation of annual growth, certification renewal, and preparation program completion.
Educator retooling conditional loan scholarship
The Educator Retooling Conditional Scholarship Program provides financial support to Washington State certified teachers who seek to expand their knowledge and skills by adding endorsements in subject or geographic shortage areas. Applicants may apply for up to $3,000 in financial support in exchange for teaching for two years in their new endorsement area.
Endorsements may be added to Washington state certificates in the following ways. For lists of which endorsements may be added through which pathway, and other details, please see the OSPI adding endorsements page.
- Test only
- Test + program
- National Board certification
- Migration from previous to current endorsements
Chapter 181-82 WAC: Certificate endorsements and assignment of certificated personnel
Certification standards and benchmarks
The certification standards and benchmarks section details the benchmarks by educator role.
Pipeline for paraeducator conditional loan scholarship
The pipeline for paraeducator conditional loan scholarship program (parapipeline program) provides financial support to classified instructional staff, with at least three years of classroom experience, to pursue their Associate of Arts (AA) degree in order to qualify, enroll in, and complete a two-year Alternative Route 1 program at a participating university to obtain a residency teaching certificate.