Alternative Teaching Certification: Start Your Teaching Career


Washington and many other states throughout the nation desperately need teachers.

“In the last five years, the demand for new teachers in Washington’s elementary, middle and high schools increased by 250 percent,” according to John Higgins, education reporter for The Seattle Times.

The need for teachers presents the perfect opportunity for individuals who have wanted to pursue a career in education to do so.

Certification in Less Time

City University of Seattle’s alternative teaching certification programs offer ways for motivated individuals who have prior experience to finish their studies and progress from student to teacher in one year.

Depending on their circumstances, there are four routes students can take in this flexible and affordable program.

Preparing for the Future

Students in our alternative teaching certification programs complete:

These programs prepare students to teach and create curricula for shortage areas, which helps meet the growing needs of school districts. This training also better prepares participants for finding jobs in their chosen professions.

Our alternative teaching certification programs begin each summer. The process for acceptance and enrollment into the program can take several months, so now is the perfect time to start. Contact us to learn how you could begin contributing to a brighter future for children in western Washington and beyond.

Published July 14, 2016



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