Annual Salary

$35,000 - $40,000

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Master's Degree

University of Washington (Optional two year program)

Certification

One year

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You may be able to offset ongoing certification costs with an AmeriCorps education award. Learn more.
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Certification Information

In Washington, corps members must take and pass exams before teaching, enroll in an alternative certification program during their two-year commitments, and apply for conditional certification through the State Superintendent’s Office. Through the University of Washington U-ACT Certification Program, corps members will earn certification in their content area after completing one year of coursework and passing the TPA assessment.

U-ACT instructors observe corps members in the classroom and meet with them individually and in small content area groups to offer further support. Enrolling in the U-ACT program also requires corps members to work with a school district mentor. These mentors are experienced teachers in the district who tailor their support according to the needs of individual new teachers.

In 2012, the cost of the U-ACT program is $11,410. Corps members may apply for financial aid through the university and use their AmeriCorps grants to offset some of this cost. The application fee is $75.

Common Certification Questions

How is teaching certification structured in this state/region? 
Through the University of Washington U-ACT Certification Program, corps members will earn certification in their content area after completing one year of coursework and passing the TPA assessment.

Is it possible to complete a master's degree at the end of the two years? 
Yes

Is a master's degree required? 
No

Partner Universities 
University of Washington