*Internal Candidate means the applicant must be currently employed as an instructional classified employee (i.e. paraeducator) in Bethel, hold a limited certificate to teach (i.e. conditional certificate), OR be a Bethel Emergency Substitute teacher (E-Subs must have completed a minimum of 20 subbing opportunities to be considered). 

    NOTE: Bethel Schools currently sponsors Alt Routes 2 (current classified, instructional employees) and 4 (Emergency Substitutes) -- all whom must hold a 4-year degree. 


    With unprecedented growth in the Bethel Schools; and if projections hold true, we will see a high demand for additional teachers over the next three to five years. To give you some indication, we have hired more than 400 certificated teachers over the past three years!

    Statewide, we are experiencing significant teacher shortages, particularly in Elementary Education, ELL, Math, Science, Binlingual Education, and Early Childhood Education/SPED (ECE/ECE SPED). Shortages in Special Education are particularly acute. This is a great time to enter the teaching profession!

    Bethel Schools has partnered with Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College, Northwest Educational Development, and several other colleges/universities to create non-traditional pathways for Bethel School District internal candidates to become fully certificated teachers. Each of these programs are designed with the working professional in mind.

    Our goal in creating these partnerships is to provide a variety of options that are flexible, affordable, help prospective teachers apply new learning and skills in a practical manner, meet district needs, and result in positive employment opportunities.

    Already an Internal Candiate?  CLICK HERE for more info about Alternative Routes in Bethel

    CLICK HERE to find out how to become an Emergency Substitute Teacher

    CLICK HERE for Job Opportunities in Bethel


    Get More Information on Alternative Route to Certification (ARC) programs below [NOTE: The  institutions below may support different types of programs (i.e. only elementary, only secondary, both, a specific endorsement, options to earn a Masters degree in addition to certification, etc.)]: