What do I need to know?
There are many ways to become a teacher in Washington and the pathway you choose will depend on your educational background, learning preferences, and professional experience. We know there’s a lot to take in, but we promise to help guide you through the process.
Learn the process
Becoming a teacher includes choosing a pathway, picking a program, and earning a residency certificate.
Hear from our teachers
Hear from teachers about their journey into the classroom and discover the benefits of being a teacher.
Washington’s geographical and cultural diversity often surprises newcomers and residents alike.
“Washington State has always been focused on making education best for the kids first.”
Highline School District