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2024-2025 ESD-U Applications Due May 5, 2024
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Admissions will be granted on a rolling basis and it is advantageous to submit materials well in advance of the deadline. To learn more about the application process, click on a link below or sign up for an informational session.

Initial Teacher Certification

ESD-U Applications Due May 5, 2024

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)

ESD-U Applications Due May 5, 2024

For current Washington teachers looking to add an endorsement area

Endorsements:

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

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
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