Additional Information

Programs leading to Washington educator certification must be approved according to the policies of WAC 181-78A-105. Appropriate forms are linked below.

Step 1: Declaration of Intent to Apply
Complete and submit Form 1 for each role. Form should be submitted to brendan.o'connor@k12.wa.us.

Step 2: Pre-Proposal for Educator Preparation Program
Complete and submit Form 2 for each role. Form should be submitted to brendan.o'connor@k12.wa.us at least two months in advance of the PESB meeting at which the pre-proposal will be considered.

Step 3: Staff and Executive Committee Review
Staff and the Executive Committee of the PESB will review the proposal to determine if it is ready for review at a PESB meeting.

Step 4: Proposal to Offer Educator Preparation Program
If Form 2 is approved by the Board, the program will complete Form 3. Form should be submitted to brendan.o'connor@k12.wa.us at least two months in advance of the PESB meeting at which the pre-proposal will be considered. If the program wishes to offer an alternate route, they should submit the Alternative Route to Certification Approval Form alongside Form 3 or following approval. A program representative should prepare to attend that Board meeting to answer Board questions. 

Step 5: Initial Approval and Review
If Form 3 is approved by the Board, the program may begin admitting students. Initial approval is guaranteed for 27 months, at which time PESB will conduct a program review to evaluate the program according to Washington standards. If the program wishes to offer an alternate route, they should submit the Alternative Route to Certification Approval Form alongside Form 3 or following approval. The Board will determine whether additional review is needed. After the period of initial approval and review, the program will default into the indicator-based program review system.