Washington State Teacher Certification
Hands-On Learning and Direct Experience
The Emerald City
Commitment to Seattle Public Schools
STR graduates make a 5-year commitment to teaching in a Seattle Public Schools' classroom after their residency year. The STR program and Seattle Public Schools continue to provide support for graduates of the program during their first year and long after their 5 year service in SPS.
Our focus is here
Commitment to Seattle Communities
Urgent Need for Diversity
Teacher Preparation Quality
We are excited for you to join the STR Community!
To apply for the Seattle Teacher Residency program, you must:
- Hold a bachelor’s degree by the time the program starts
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA*
- Take the WEST-B test or equivalent before the program deadline in June
- Be legally authorized to work in the United States
*Applicants who do not meet the GPA threshold may still apply to the program and their application would be considered, but the program must submit an admission petition to the Dean of the Graduate School before an offer is made. STR evaluates applications using a holistic review process that takes many factors into account as GPA is only one indicator.
Use this application document to guide you!