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    Seattle Public Schools (Teacher)

    Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification


    Arabic, Korean, Spanish

    • July 8, 2019 – July 26, 2019: (Face-to-face)
    • Seattle Public Schools/Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
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    The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program seeks to enroll 13 participants (6 Korean, 3 Arabic, and 4 Spanish) who have at least Advanced Low proficiency. Participants will earn 11 graduate level credits towards teacher certification with a World Language Endorsement through alternative routes to certification and will receive vouchers to take the required assessments for teacher certification This three-week face-to-face summer intensive program and 3 online classes totals 120 contact hours. The program will be followed by 8 credits of fall/spring coursework and internship in order to complete the full certification program, with an estimated out-of-pocket cost of only $6,600 (financial aid available). Participants will have the opportunity to observe and microteach during summer language camps for high school heritage and intermediate second languages learners.

    (253) 906-9173
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