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 program and district continue to provide support after graduation to teachers working in SPS.
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Commitment to Urban Schools
Need for Diversity
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 application deadline
- 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 – GPA is only one indicator.