Why teach?

Every teacher makes a difference

Whether you illustrate subtraction to a 2nd grader, help a high school sophomore discover cell mitosis or guide two middle school students through conflict resolution, your influence will be felt for a lifetime.

Ignite learning

You can see it in their eyes, that “aha” moment when a quadratic equation comes into focus or they first write that tricky polysyllabic word in a sentence. Washington students are like flints, ready for the sparks to fly!

Positively impact the world

Knowledge comes from understanding. Your guidance, facilitation and example engender the future citizens of their world.

Your true calling

Are you someone who thirsts for information, perspectives and intriguing dialog? Teaching sounds like your destiny.

OUR COMMUNITY

One priceless benefit of teaching in Washington State is working with peers who share the excitement of educating our youth within a vibrant environment.

HEAR OUR STORIES

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A Love Letter to Teaching

Need inspiration? Read veteran educator Laurie Barnoski’s EdWeek column to feel inspired and learn why she fell in love with teaching.

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WANT TO BECOME A TEACHER?

Learn more about the various pathways to earning your teaching certification in Washington state.