Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification

The Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification and Educator Retooling programs are designed to help school districts recruit teachers in subject matter and geographic areas with a teacher shortage. In return for conditional scholarships, participants agree to teach in specified subject shortage areas in Washington K-12 public schools.

Funding is provided via the state budgetary process and is supplemented by repayments from participants who don’t complete program requirements.

The Washington Professional Educator Standards Board determines the shortage areas, selects the recipients, and administers the program. The Washington Student Achievement Council serves as the fiscal agent for the program.

For more information about the Alternative Routes and Educator Retooling programs, contact:

Alexandra Manuel
Director, Educator Pathways
Professional Educator Standards Board