• Compare pathways

    CTE plan 1 may be right for you if you have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 45 quarter hours of study in the CTE area you would like to teach. One year of occupational experience (2,000 hours) in the area you would like to teach is also required. The occupational experience must have been com […]
  • Pick a program

    Antioch University Bates Technical College Central Washington University Cascadia Technical College Centralia College City University of Seattle Columbia Basin College Eastern Washington University ESD-University Gonzaga University Grays Harbor College Heritage University […]
  • Choose your pathway

    Did you know? Pathways to becoming a teacher can be either a “traditional route” or an “alternative route.” Understanding the difference will help you make the best pathway choice on your journey into the classroom. When choosing between traditional or alternative routes, it comes down to […]
  • Before college

    Every teacher makes a difference Whether you illustrate subtraction to a second grader or help a high school sophomore discover cell mitosis, your influence will be felt for a lifetime. Educators are the most critical factor contributing to a student’s success in school. In this career, you'll wo […]
  • Puget Sound: ESD 121

    What makes this region great? Washington’s most populated area thrives with culture, urban adventures and history. Seattle and Tacoma set the cultural agenda, but this region is also home to Mt. Rainier National Park, Puget Sound islands, hundreds of hamlets and thousands of miles of hiking trail […]
  • South Central: ESD 105

    What makes this region great? The broadleaf trees populate the parks as the terrain transitions from the Palouse to the Columbia River Gorge. You can spend the morning hiking in the Cascade foothills and the afternoon floating down the river. It’s all about lifestyle here, a small town area with […]
  • Southwest: ESD 112

    What makes this region great? Southwest Washington follows Lewis and Clark along the majestic Columbia River Gorge to the Pacific Ocean, expanding north to include Mount St Helens, which erupted in 1980, and millions of forested acres to explore. Whether you want to windsurf, ride single track or j […]
  • Pay for your education

    Federal aid Perhaps the best known federal aid option is the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Completing the FAFSA allows you to request federal grants, work-study, and loans, all in one application. If you are a Washington resident but don’t qualify for the FAFSA, consider submi […]
  • Southeast: ESD 123

    What makes this region great? The rolling grasslands of the Palouse are guaranteed to take your breath away, as will a trip through Hells Canyon on the Snake River. The region is also home to Pullman, location of Washington State University, the second largest educational institution in Washington […]
  • Meet our teachers

    The narratives of Washington educators are as varied as the students we teach. We’ve come from regions all over the world, from business and tech industries, and from the military - all to share our experiences and expertise with our classrooms. Some of us even teach in the very school we once att […]