Complete an approved Washington State teacher preparation program (available at 22 colleges/universities). Nearly two thirds of Washington teachers
use this route. To view approved programs in Washington State.
See Alternative Routes.
Complete a state-approved
college/university teacher preparation program. More than one third of
Washington teachers use this route.
Hold full state certification/licensure from another state, plus 3 years of teaching experience. A small number of teachers use this route.
A certificate issued by the National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards qualifies a teacher for a Professional Teacher Certificate.