Seattle Public Schools (Focus Teacher Program)
Seattle Schools Startalk Teacher Certification
Arabic, Korean, Russian, Spanish
To Be Determined
- Startalk PLU, Tacoma, WA
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.