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Students seeking Washington state teacher certification must follow the guidelines set forth by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) which permits teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates to work in Washington schools. To earn a residency teacher certificate in Washington, candidates are required to pass basic skills and content knowledge assessments. In addition, teacher candidates who are enrolled in PESB-approved teacher preparation programs are required to pass a performance assessment.

Test Name

Important Information

WEST-B: Washington Educator Skills Test

In order to be admitted into the BAS-TE Program, applicants must take the WEST-B and submit their scores (no passing score requirement) to LCC, or submit evidence of completion of an approved alternative test (ACT, SAT).

The WEST-B can be taken at LCC's Testing Center. For more information, please visit LCC's WEST-B information page.

NES: National Evaluation Series

Candidates are required to attempt either the NES Early Childhood test or Elementary Education Subtests I and II by the end of the second quarter of the BAS-TE program. Candidates must pass the NES for teacher certification. Learn more >

EdTPA: Teacher Performance Assessment

Candidates will be required to submit an edTPA Portfolio during winter quarter of the second year of the BAS-TE program. Learn more >

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