Washington - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Licensure Authority

Educator Licensure Authority
Policy Type: 

The Washington Professional Educator Standards Board establishes policies and guidelines for educator certification.


The purpose of the professional educator standards board is to establish policies and requirements for the preparation and certification of educators that provide standards for competency in professional knowledge and practice in the areas of certification; a foundation of skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to help students with diverse needs, abilities, cultural experiences, and learning styles meet or exceed the learning goals outlined in RCW 28A.150.210; knowledge of research-based practice; and professional development throughout a career. The Washington professional educator standards board shall:
(1) Establish policies and practices for the approval of programs of courses, requirements, and other activities leading to educator certification including teacher, school administrator, and educational staff associate certification;

Adopting Authority: 
Standards Board
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
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