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 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