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Professional Certification

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

The School of Education at Seattle Pacific University is excited to announce the start of its Washington State-approved Counselor Professional Certification program, offered through the Center for Professional Education. This six-credit program will run from June 2014, through June 2015.  The application process is now open. Applications are due April 1, 2014. For more information or to request an application packet, please contact

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