Statement of Purpose
Basic Skills Test (WEST-B or Equivalent)
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. You may also submit your ACT/SAT scores as a replacement for the Basic Skills (WEST-B) test. There is no threshold score you need to meet; however, you must submit ACT/SAT scores or submit scores for WEST-B.
NES Elementary Education Content Knowledge Test
Application checklist here! *We are currently in the process of updating the Application Checklist document for our Cohort 11 for the year 2023-2024. Please use this document as a tool to prepare while we release the updated version. Thank you for your patience!
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 test scores before the program start 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
Academic Preparation and Content Knowledge
Past Residents include…
- Recent college graduates going on to earn their Master’s degree
- School paraprofessionals and instructional assistants
- Career changers
- Master’s degree holders and PhD candidates
- AmeriCorps/Peace Corps alumni
- People of all backgrounds and diverse identity markers!