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Seattle Public Schools (teacher)

Seattle Public Schools Startalk Teacher Certification Program

Arabic, Chinese, Korean
  • June 19, 2015July 10, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Chong Wa Benevolent Association Hall, Seattle, WA

The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Startalk program will start a new Cohort 9 of nine teacher candidates on an alternate route pathway to teacher certification in the state of Washington. Certification coursework is provided by Pacific Lutheran University. Languages served are Arabic, Chinese, and Korean. Cohort 9 teacher candidates will take three, two credit graduate level courses: EDUC 544 Socio-cultural Foundations of Education, EDUC 556 Secondary Schools, EDUC 583 Exceptionalities. The returning cohort, Cohort 8, consisting of 7 teacher candidates, will take two courses: EDUC 561 Secondary Methods (4 credits) and EDUC 563 Internship Seminar (2 credits). Those who have not passed or taken the WEST B tests of reading, writing and math will also attend a workshop on tips for passing the WEST B writing and reading. Week 1 consists of certification coursework in preparation for the following two weeks of morning lab school. Weeks 2 and 3, teacher candidates will teach K-4th grade children Arabic, or Chinese or Korean in the mornings. Course instructors and teacher candidates will rotate observation and feedback responsibilities. Afternoons will be spent debriefing and taking additional certification coursework.

206-722-6561 • belau@seattleschools.org
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