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Endorsement Related Assignment Table  (For School District Use)

Electronic Certification  (Register for and submit applications electronically)

Employment Opportunities

Approved Educator Preparation Programs  (listed by certificate/endorsement or College/University)

Community Colleges (35 community and technical colleges in Washington)

Educational Service Districts (9 ESDs which receive $/applications for certification)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (Washington State Initiative)

Professional Educator Standards Board (Alternative Routes to Certification, Educator Testing)

State Board of Education (current issues, legal/constitutional references, links to other sites)


Washington State Test Information

Clock Hour Providers (Approved by the State Board to offer continuing education 'clock hours')

Transcript Evaluation Services - Agencies offering foreign credential evaluations accepted by Washington State


American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE)

National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification (NASDTEC)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Northwest Regional Education Laboratory (NWREL)

Certification Requirements in other States (site maintained by U of Kentucky)

Accrediting Bodies - Definition of regional accreditation and the six approved accrediting associations



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