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All STARTALK 2020 summer programs will be deferred to 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These programs are listed below. Please check back for information on program dates early next year.

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    Seattle Public Schools (Focus Teacher Program)

    Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish

    Date(s)

    To Be Determined

    Location(s)
    • Startalk PLU, Tacoma, WA
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    The Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) STARTALK Teacher Program seeks to enroll 12 participants who have at least Advanced Low proficiency in Arabic, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. 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 162 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 language learners.

    Contact(s)
    (253) 906-9173
    hassenjk@plu.edu