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Professional Certification

Professional Certificates

The Professional Certificate is the advanced-level certificate for Washington state educators. SPU's Center for Professional Education offers a 4-credit ProTeach Support Seminar for teachers and a one-year Professional Certificate program for administrators.

Our professional certification programs are designed around self-assessment, planning, and performance demonstration and are founded on two key components: reflection and collaboration.

ProTeach Support Seminar
As a Washington state teacher, you must earn a Professional Certificate prior to the expiration of your residency certificate. SPU's Center for Professional Education offers the ProTeach Support Seminar to help you prepare for your portfolio assessment. Learn more

Administrator Professional Certification
Fully approved by the state of Washington, this program will help you develop and demonstrate competencies as a leader with the ability to transform schools and impact student learning. Learn more

Counselor (ESA) Professional Certification
SPU’s Washington State-approved Counselor Professional Certification program guides eligible candidates through the professional certification process. SPU’s Center for Professional Education offers this annual six-credit program beginning June and concluding the following June. We are welcoming inquiries and applications for the June 2015-16 cohorts. Applications are due April 1, 2015. For more information or to request an application packet, please contact

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