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.
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
EdTPA: Teacher Performance Assessment