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Route 1: Bethel Instructional Paraeducators


**NOTE: At this time, Bethel Schools does NOT support Alt Route 1**

HOWEVER, those who desire obtaining their teaching credential are encouraged to pursue via traditional route.  Local program suggestions are listed below.

ROUTE 1: If you hold an AA --> Bachelor of Arts in Education

Please contact programs for individual advising.  

Click here for a full list of WA-state approved Teacher Prep programs.

NOTE: Bethel reserves the right to select which programs to partner with and/or support student-teaching placements. Bethel does NOT support WGU, and have limited support for online programs; brick-and-mortar programs are preferred. Bethel does NOT partner with WGU, and therefore, does not support practicum nor student teaching placements.

NOTE: Employees are not eligible for...

  • a leave of absence to complete coursework, student teaching, etc.; nor
  • certificated positions until the year in which they will be issued their certification.


Mel Boyd

Director of Human Resources

(253) 800-2032