Seattle Public Schools (Teacher)
Seattle Startalk Teacher Certification
- June 17, 2016 – July 8, 2016: One class will have pre-program online assignments and readings in order to be prepared for the first day of classes. (Face-to-face)
- Chong Wa Benevolent Association Hall, Seattle, WA
Seattle Public Schools (SPS) Startalk Teacher Certification Program will start a new cohort of seven Chinese speaking pre-service teacher trainees to join the returning Cohort 9 (five Chinese speakers, four Korean speakers ) in an alternate route teacher certification program offered by Seattle Public Schools partner, Pacific Lutheran University. Seattle Public Schools Startalk Teacher Certification Program has already produced 42 certificated Chinese and Arabic language teachers in Washington state, with one teaching in Oregon. Each cohort will take its own six graduate level credits in the alternate route teacher certification sequence, totaling 180 instructional hours for each cohort. Week 1 consists of morning and afternoon certification classes only, while Weeks 2 and 3 consist of a supervised morning lab school practicum followed by a working lunch debrief and then certification classes in the afternoons. This three week summer intensive graduate program will take place June 17-July 8. Those in Cohort 9 who have successfully completed summer 2016 coursework and who have taken the fall Issues of Child Abuse and Neglect, completed 30 hours of observation with deliverables, finished spring semester student teaching and the culminating edTPA, will be eligible for state teaching certificates by the end of Summer 2016.