Beginning September 1, 2010, programs
approved in other states operating field experiences in Washington State
shall establish and maintain field placement agreements with all
Washington school districts in which candidates are placed for field
experiences leading to certification or endorsement.
Individuals who will be placed in a student teaching experience/internship
will need to obtain a pre-residency clearance prior to placement.
Candidates must show:
- Enrollment in a state-approved college/university teacher
education program through a regionally accredited
college/university which is outside the State of Washington.
- Evidence of good moral character and personal fitness.
- Must provide verification of program enrollment.
- Instate college or university student teaching candidates
must work with their teacher preparation institution regarding
their field experience.
For details on the documents needed and process to obtain this pre-certificate
clearance, please see the application.
Please Note: Individuals attending a Washington college/university do not need
to apply to our office. The Washington college/university handles pre-residency
clearance as part of your program and application materials to their office.