Washington Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 28 schools)

WA Dept of Education:
http://www.k12.wa.us/
Teacher Certification in WA:
Washington Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Washington. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Washington, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

The Oregon Treaty of 1846 established Washington’s border with Canada at the 49th parallel and averted a war. Today, the state is a land of forests, apple orchards, and Microsoft. The software giant has contributed millions of dollars to Washington schools. Teachers in Washington will find a decent standard of living, a pleasant if rainy maritime climate, and their choice of large or small school districts.

Teacher Education in Washington

Potential education majors will find between 40 and 50 schools to choose from and a wide range of programs. Graduate programs on all levels are plentiful.

Teaching Careers in Washington

According to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, teachers in Washington earn between $50,000 and $61,000 a year, depending on grade level and specialization. The state offers higher pay and loan forgiveness programs for teachers in high-needs school and subject areas.

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