Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

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Seattle University is approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board to offer alternative routes to residency teaching certification with elementary and ELL endorsement program. SU is working with urban districts to offer a residency teacher certification with elementary and ELL endorsement for paraeducators.

SU also invites career changers and individuals working with English learners in independent, charter and archdiocese schools to join the alternative routes to residency teaching certification program with elementary and ELL endorsement. The program is offered in a hybrid format (evenings and weekends) employing both face-to-face and on-line instructional strategies. Summer coursework includes face-to-face instruction with on-line learning experiences.

Seattle University offers three routes to full residency certification (the first level regular teaching certificate) with ELL endorsement.

Through culturally responsive and sustaining practices, student-centered pedagogy, and building classroom community, these programs support educators to implement high leverage, researched based practices to ensure all students needs are met.

We welcome all paraprofessionals including teacher candidates in non public schools.


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Ryan Martin

Senior Program Assistant

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Julie Kang, PhD, NBCT

Director, Professional and Continuing Education

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