Statement of Purpose
Basic Skills Test (WEST-B)
The State of Washington requires all teacher certification candidates take an approved assessment of Basic Skills in writing, reading and mathematics. Applicants can upload their score report in the online application. If the report is not available to upload, applicants must then send official scores to UW from the testing agency.
Subject Matter NES Test (Not required for admission)
To apply for the Seattle Teacher Residency program, you must: hold a 4-year 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, and be legally authorized to work in the United States.
What are we looking for?
Commitment to Social Justice and Racial Equity
Passion for Service in Urban Communities
Prior Experience with Youth
Past Residents include…
- Recent college graduates going on to earn their Master’s degree
- School paraprofessionals and instructional assistants
- Career changers
- AmeriCorps/Peace Corps alumni
- People of all ages and backgrounds