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Alternative Route to Teaching Certificate

The Puyallup School District has partnered with Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, and Northwest Educational Development to create several non-traditional pathways for our current classified staff, emergency substitute employees, and community members to become fully certificated teachers. Each of these programs is designed with the working professional in mind. Our goal in creating these partnerships is to provide a variety of options that are flexible, affordable, help prospective teachers apply new learning and skills in a practical manner, meet district need, and result in positive employment opportunities.

Professional Educator Standards Board also provides a tool that can help find a Teaching Preparation Program / Alternative Route to a Teaching Certificate.  Here is a link to the website: Click Here