Washington - Educator Preparation and Licensure: Educator Preparation Authority

Educator Preparation Authority
Policy Type: 

The Professional Educator Standards Board sets the standards by which programs are assessed.


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;
(3) Establish a list of accredited institutions of higher education of this and other states whose graduates may be awarded educator certificates as teacher, school administrator, and educational staff associate and establish criteria and enter into agreements with other states to acquire reciprocal approval of educator preparation programs and certification, including teacher certification from the national board for professional teaching standards;
(4) Establish policies for approval of nontraditional educator preparation programs;

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