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Teachers in public schools in Washington State are required to
hold a valid teaching certificate. The basic requirements for teacher certification
What if I have not
completed a degree/program as described above?
Click here for
Washington Teacher preparation program information.
If you do not qualify for a regular teaching certificate in
Washington State, you may still be eligible for a limited certificate for
full-time, part-time or substitute teaching, if your prospective
employer cannot find enough teachers with regular certification.
For more information on Limited Certificates
Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7200 (360) 725-6000 TTY (360) 664-3631
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