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2024-2025 ESD-U Applications Closed. PEP Applications due June 30, 2024.

If you missed applying for the 2024-2025 ESD-U cohort, complete the Interest Survey to be notified when the 2025-2026 applications are open.

Paraeducator & Explorer Program (PEP)

PEP Applications Due June 30, 2024

Applicants WITH a bachelor’s degree are required to submit the following:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Online Application

Paraeducator & Explorer Program (PEP)

PEP Applications Due June 30, 2024

​Applicants WITHOUT a bachelor’s degree are required to submit the following:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Online Application

Initial Teacher Certification

2024-2025 ESD-U Applications Closed

Route 2/3/4 candidates with bachelor’s degree

Areas of Certification:

  • Special Education (stand-alone)
  • Special Education & Elementary Education (dual)
  • English Language Learners & Elementary Education (dual)
  • Elementary Education (stand-alone)

Adding an Endorsement (Retooling)

2024-2025 ESD-U Applications Closed

For current Washington teachers looking to add an endorsement area

Endorsements:

  • English Language Learners
  • Reading
  • Elementary Education
  • Special Education

ESD-U Application Materials

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