ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO TEACHER CERTIFICATION (a.k.a. Alt Routes/ARC)
THIS IS CURRENLY ONLY FOR BETHEL SCHOOLS *INTERNAL CANDIDATES
*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.
Bethel is willing to sponsor those looking to obtain their teaching credentials in the following high-need endorsement areas:
- Special Education (extreme shortage)
- Binlingual Education
- Elementary Education
- ELL (English Language Learner)
- Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Special Education (ECE/ECE SPED)
Bethel has partnered with Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College - Ft. Steilacoom, and NWED 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. Get more information about these programs below:
**Bethel DOES NOT support the WGU (Western Governors University) program
[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.)]
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.
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