The Professional Educator Standards Board holds the authority to approve new educator preparation programs offered by colleges, universities, and other providers. Approvals are given for residency certificate programs for teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates (ESAs); and professional certificate programs for administrators and ESAs; initial superintendent programs, and teaching endorsement programs.
The first step in the program approval process is New Educator Preparation Program Planning Notification of Intent Form 1. The following programs have submitted Form 1 to the PESB for consideration.
- Olympic College: Initial Teacher Career and Technical Education Business and Industry Route; Proposed start date: July 2013