Individuals who will be placed in a student teaching experience/internship
will need to obtain a pre-residency clearance prior to placement if they
do not already hold a valid Washington certificate.
Candidates must show:
- Enrollment in a state-approved educator preparation program which is outside the State of Washington
(programs can be traditional route through a college/university
or alternate route programs for teacher, administrator, or ESA
- Evidence of good moral character and personal fitness.
- Must indicate program enrollment.
- Instate college or university student teaching candidates
must work with their teacher preparation institution regarding
their field experience.
Please Note: Individuals attending a Washington college/university will
be instructed on when to apply for this by their preparation program. The
Washington college/university handles pre-residency clearance as part of your