International Education refers to student or teacher exchanges and visiting teacher programs. The exchange of people-both students and teachers-is one of the most powerful tools for building strong relations among people the world over.
Exchange and Visiting Teachers
NEW: The Nonimmigrant Exchange Certificate has been combined with the Conditional Teacher Certificate. A Conditional Certificate may be issued to an individual admitted to the United States for the purpose of serving as an exchange teacher.
- Types of Certificates for Out-of-State Applicants
- Submission of fingerprints for a background check is required, if a valid certificate is not already on record
- U.S. Visas/U.S. Department of State
Washington State considers basic education to be "an evolving program of instruction that is intended to provide students with the opportunity to become responsible and respectful global citizens." Washington State K-12 Learning Standards in World Languages, Environmental and Sustainability Education, and Social Studies address major global themes, providing students the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills needed in today's interconnected world.